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Institute for the Environment World Class Research and Training
“Brunel University has led novel work over a 20 year period and significantly influenced European legislation banning the discharge of hormone-disrupting and other chemicals into wastewater, improving water quality and benefitting human health and aquatic life.” Citation for the 2011 Queen’s Anniversary Prize
About IfE Rapidly expanding Specialist Research Institute (2010: 10 academics; 2013: 14 academics) Strong team of leading experts held in high international regard in their respective fields Run postgraduate courses that are all informed by our internationally respected research
Major Achievements 1993: The BBC Horizon episode “Assault on the male”, which drew heavily on Prof. Sumpter’s research, won an Emmy award and was given a special screening at the White House
Major Achievements : IfE wins the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, a National Honour, for the impact of its work on chemical pollutants, influencing national and international regulation of chemicals. 2012
Major Achievements : a peer-reviewed paper published in Science of the Total Environment finds that the Institute for the Environment is joint top in the world when ranked by the number of papers published that have been very highly cited.
Major Achievements 2013 update… Dr. Andrew Russell was awarded the Royal Meteorological Society’s Michael Hunt Prize for excellence in science communication Our Head of Institute, Prof Susan Jobling, was a lead author on 2 important reports by the EEA and WHO/UNEP.
Teaching at IfE We currently run 4 MSc courses: Climate Change Impacts and Sustainability Environmental Science: Legislation and Management Environmental Science: Pollution and Monitoring Toxicology and Risk Assessment …with a new MSc course starting in Sept 2013: Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (with Professional Development) More info:
MSc in Climate Change Impacts and Sustainability This is a multi-school, interdisciplinary programme that explores the likely impacts of global climate change on society and the wider environment and to instil the skills to develop creative and evidenced solutions. Entry: 2:2 in science, law, social science, humanities etc IELTS. Work experience also considered.
MSc in Climate Change Impacts and Sustainability 8 Compulsory modules: Global Climate Change Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Climate Change Policy and Law Sustainable Development in Practice Ecosystem Function Environmental Hazards and Risk Climate and Health Research and Critical Skills Dissertation
MSc in Climate Change Impacts and Sustainability
MSc in Environmental Science: Legislation and Management This programme focuses on environmental processes, their management and the regulatory framework from a theoretical and practical perspective. Training is given to students who wish to have a career as environmental managers with an emphasis on EU and international legislation and management practices. Entry: 2:2 in env. science, science, geography etc IELTS. Work experience also considered.
MSc in Environmental Science: Legislation and Management 6 Compulsory modules: EU and International Environmental Law Environmental Management Environmental Hazards and Risk Sustainable Development in Practice Global Climate Change Research and Critical Skills Dissertation
MSc in Environmental Science: Legislation and Management
MSc in Environmental Science: Pollution and Monitoring This programme has an emphasis on environmental monitoring and pollution control. There is a focus on the technology used in the control and measurement of emissions and pollutants, training is given to students who wish to have a career as environmental practitioners. Entry: 2:2 in env. science, science, geography etc IELTS. Work experience also considered.
MSc in Environmental Science: Pollution and Monitoring 6 Compulsory modules: Integrated Pollution Environmental Monitoring Environmental Hazards and Risk Sustainable Development in Practice Ecosystem Function Research and Critical Skills
MSc in Environmental Science: Pollution and Monitoring
MSc in Toxicology and Risk Assessment New, more stringent European chemical legislation REACh Impact on legislation across the world (including China) Addresses key points: Risk assessment Regulatory toxicology Experimental toxicology Statistical analysis Entry: 2:2 biology, biochem., chemistry, env. sciences or other life-sciences- related disciplines IELTS. Work experience will be considered.
MSc in Toxicology and Risk Assessment Compulsory modules – Priority Pollutants and Human Health Effects – Essentials of Ecotoxicology – Designing, Analysing and Interpreting Toxicological Studies – Carcinogens and Mutagens – Current Practice in Chemical Risk Assessment – Chemical Regulation and Legislation – Dissertation Specialist optional modules, 2 out of 3: – Mixture Toxicology and Cumulative Risk Assessment – Reproductive Toxicology and Endocrine Disruption – Modeling and Predicting Toxicology
MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design (with Professional Development) New for 2013! The next big challenge for society is to transform our economy to incorporate the principles of sustainability. This presents an exciting opportunity to rethink, redesign and rebuild a positive future for business practice. Entry: 2:1 design, science and engineering, management, business studies or a similar IELTS. Work experience will be considered. entrepreneurship-and-innovation-with-professional-development
entrepreneurship-and-innovation-with-professional-development The taught programme is offered jointly by: Brunel Institute for the Environment Brunel School of Engineering and Design Brunel Business School …and in collaboration with: Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden Prof. Karl Henrik Robert - pioneer of the sustainability movement Other external academic, business and industrial experts MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design (with Professional Development)
Course content Compulsory Modules: Principles of Sustainability Sustainable Design Business Planning Entrepreneurship Corporate Social Responsibility Environmental Science: Late lessons from early warning Optional Modules, two from: Clean Technology Environmental Hazards & Risk Environmental Law Responses to Climate Change EU Chemical Regulation and Legislation Design Innovation Futures Professional Design Studio International Business Ethics and Corporate Governance International Business Strategy MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design (with Professional Development) entrepreneurship-and-innovation-with-professional-development
MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design (with Professional Development)
Summary World renowned Specialist Research Institute Range of well-established and new and innovative MSc courses: Climate Change Impacts and Sustainability* Environmental Science: Legislation and Management* Environmental Science: Pollution and Monitoring* Toxicology and Risk Assessment Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design (with Professional Development) January intake from January 2014 Tackling challenging, globally important issues Excellent staff to student ratio