The overall aim of this track is to provide an understanding of the effects of pollution on marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems and human health, the management of solid, liquid and gaseous wastes and pollution abatement and research. Moreover, the track strives to build analytical skills necessary to design and implement environmental and pollution control projects, as well as to communicate and disseminate relevant information. All parts of the taught element are supplemented by laboratory and field practicals, field and industrial visits, and seminars and guest lectures from outside experts.
Assessment of River Etherow, Pollution Damage course,(Semester 3, UoM, Manchester)
The students are required to take three mandatory units equivalent to 15 ECTS credits and select additional 15 credits from any other relevant course at the University of Manchester.
Mandatory units: EART60101 Measuring and Predicting, EART62061 MSc Tutorials
Examples of elective units: Geomicrobiology, Environmental Impact Assessment, Living with Climate Change, Earth and Environmental Consultancy, Concepts in Environmental Law
Download the detailed description of the Manchester semester courses, and visit the School of Earth Sciences Website. (Please note that final information on courses in 2020 Fall will be available from August 2020.)
UoM Fall semester dates:
12 September 2022 - 29 January 2023 (orientation 12-18 Sept)
11 September 2023 - 28 January 2024 (orientation 11-17 Sept)
Key dates at the University of Manchester
MESPOM @ Manchester news and stories
Hi! My name is Lily Hess, and I am currently a second-year MESPOM student doing my third
semester at the University of Manchester.
I’m Erika Kalkofen, a Batch 17 MESPOMer from the USA. Following my studies in International Relations, I spent 2 years in Zambia working with farmers on conservation farming techniques to adapt to climate change.
The role of natural organic matter in controlling the behavior of iron in natural waters at Manchester – thesis topic of Kollie, batch 15 Manchester track student
Hello, can you introduce yourself?
Hello, my name is Kollie Tokpah, and I am from Liberia. I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Cuttington University. I had the opportunity to work in quality management, but also environmental-related issues that arise in the manufacturing industry.
Moving to Manchester and the beginning of the semester…
MESPOM is jointly operated by a consortium of 4 European and 2 North American Universities, each location presents its own unique set of learning opportunities. This week we caught up with Dr. Stephen Boult from the University of Manchester, UK to discuss the MESPOM study program in Manchester
Current Manchester-track student Joel Gordon reflects on his MESPOM journey over the past 1.5 years as Batch-14 settles into their thesis semester.
Dany Avalos '17 (Ecuador) received a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Sustainable Tourism and wrote a Bachelor's thesis on the Impacts of Tourism in Indigenous Communities located on the south-east bank of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador at the Kapawi Reserve and Ecolodge.
MESPOM / University of Manchester student shines in British Council's international student awards 2011
A MESPOM 2009/2011 student spending her third semester in the University of Manchester has picked up top accolades in a prestigious competition organised by the British Council. Chinese student Tian Peng has been named the North W