United Kingdom, Birmingham

Global Environmental Issues

when 15 July 2019 - 2 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 2500

Based in the heart of England where the first industrial revolutions took place, this programme will look at current global environmental issues particularly focussing on air, water and soil pollution, and strategies for emissions reduction and/or remediation of polluted sites. A unique interdisciplinary approach will be taken, covering the sources, flows and effects of key environmental pollutants, including laboratory and field-scale techniques and tools, and considering also the broader impacts of pollution on key ecosystems services and relevant environmental policy aspects. The programme is ideal for students who would like to gain an understanding of how the molecular scale properties of pollutants affect their mobility, accumulation and remediation.

Target group

The 2018 Summer School is ideal for students based overseas who would like to experience studying abroad for a short period, while gaining a valuable insight into the fascinating culture and heritage of Britain. International Students who are currently studying in UK universities are also welcome to apply.

Course aim

Through a mixture of lectures, local field trips, research demonstrations, and hands on experience in our state of the art labs you will develop your knowledge and skills from some of the World’s leading experts in their fields. The programme will take you from theoretical understanding of the molecular scale phenomena resulting from environmental pollution to the practical significance of the application of the knowledge.

Credits info

10 EC
This is a three week programme and is equivalent to an accredited undergraduate course (20 UK credits, 5 US Credits, or 10 ECTS). All students will receive a certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 2500: The fee includes all tuition fees, including assessment (where applicable), self-catering accommodation, and a programme of social events.

Partner Discounts: Students registered at one of our partner institutions will receive a discount of £150.
Students who apply before the early application deadline 20th March 2019 will be eligible for an additional discount of £150. Further discounts for Universitas 21 partners are also available.