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Pollution: Monitoring, Assessment and Control - ENV00051H

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  • Department: Environment and Geography
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Ollie Moore
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25
    • See module specification for other years: 2023-24

Module summary

This module explores modern pollution issues affecting the Yorkshire region, the tools used to monitor and assess their impacts, and the mitigation alternatives available to control them. Students will work in teams to understand all aspects of an environmental issue from a multi-stakeholder approach with a goal of prioritising recommended solutions.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

Subject content aims:

Develop students’ understanding of environmental pollution issues

Explore the interdisciplinary connections between environmental pollution issues and their impacts

Allow students to work in interdisciplinary teams to evaluate solutions to key challenges

Academic and employability skills aims:

Develop skills in designing research and analysing data

Gain experience working with stakeholders

Effectively communicate technical information both orally and written

Module learning outcomes

  1. Apply an interdisciplinary approach to assess environmental challenges.

  2. Evaluate current knowledge and design studies to fill knowledge gaps.

  3. Communicate technical information to a multi-stakeholder audience.


Task Length % of module mark
Technical report
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

Written feedback will be provided on assessment in accordance with the University’s Policy on Assessment Feedback Turnaround Time

Indicative reading

Relevant papers and books will be indicated on the VLE site for the module

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