Birmingham, United Kingdom

Global Environmental Issues

when 20 July 2020 - 7 August 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 2750

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.

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

GBP 2750: The fee includes all tuition fees, including assessment (where applicable), self-catering accommodation, and a programme of social events.

Partner Discount: Students registered at one of our partner institutions will receive a discount of £150.
Students who apply before the early application deadline 1st March 2020 will be eligible for an additional discount of £150.
Students registered for full-time programmes at one of our Universitas 21 partner universities are eligible for a discount of £250 (please note that this may not be used in conjunction with the Partner Discount).