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The MSc Environmental Geology at the University of Brighton focuses on the applications of geology in the civil engineering, construction, water and environmental fields. It has been designed for those wishing to enhance professional qualifications, enjoy the challenge of applied geology or are looking for a change in career emphasis. Particular attention is paid to a holistic approach to geology applied to construction, hydrogeology and the environment. Specialist and research skills in these areas are developed and the place of geology in our environment and the community is emphasised through modules in Professional Practice, Geohazards, Environmental Geology and Hydrogeology. Core modules in Field and Core Logging and Applied Geology Field work provide a geological underpinning and context for all these subjects. Many of these modules have grown from our research and consultancy activity and strong links with industry. Additional modules can be taken from the MSc programs in GIS for Environmental Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Water and Environmental Management and Civil Engineering. The MSc dissertation forms a core part of the course and recent projects have included studies as wide ranging as ?The Thermal effects of effluent dispersal to gravel aquifers?, ?The Relationship between the geophysical and geotechnical properties of chalk ? a laboratory testing approach? and ?Cliff collapse mechanisms on protected and unprotected chalk coastlines?.

The MSc Environmental Geology at the University of Brighton focuses on the applications of geology in the civil engineering, construction, water and environmental fields. It has been designed for those wishing to enhance professional qualifications, enjoy the challenge of applied geology or are looking for a change in career emphasis. Particular attention is paid to a holistic approach to geology...

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