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This programme allows students interested in environmental technology to carry out a year-long research project in a specific field whilst also having the opportunity to develop skills andor explore new subject areas through taught modules. Major areas of research interest are renewable energy (especially wave and tide related), waste management (especially relating to organic matter), Ecodesign (especially materials related) and applied ecology (e.g., water quality and bioremediation). Skills offered include GIS, remote sensing and numerical environmental modelling. The course includes site visits and talks by practitioners representing a range of environmental technologies. Suitable as preparation for careers for a PhD, or for a career in renewable energy, government agencies, environmental management or consultancy, or waste management. Course Structure This programme is designed for students who would like to develop a specific area of interest through an extended research project. 90 of the 180 credits for the MSc come from the thesis, which can be researched over the full year (preferably the second year of study for part time students). Importantly, students still have the opportunity develop skill and subject based knowledge through taught modules, which are shared with students on the taught MSc Environmental Technology programme. All modules are 20 credits unless otherwise stated students accumulate 180 credits over the course of the degree. 1) Three core modules Contemporary Issues in Environmental Technology Waste Management Research Design (10 credits) 2) One optional module from each of two groups Group one Principles of GIS Environmental Modelling Introduction to Programming for Environmental Modellers Environmental Policy Processes Group two Ecodesign Applied Project (Work placement) GIS and Remote Sensing Renewable Energy Industrial and Environmental Chemistry Reflective Practice (workplace based project for students in employment) Environmental Assessment 3) 30,000 word thesis: 90 credits Bursaries are available competitively for UK, EU and overseas applicants. Closing date 31.7.11.

This programme allows students interested in environmental technology to carry out a year-long research project in a specific field whilst also having the opportunity to develop skills andor explore new subject areas through taught modules. Major areas of research interest are renewable energy (especially wave and tide related), waste management (especially relating to organic matter), Ecodesign...

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