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LEC.472: Contaminated Land and Remediation

Department: Lancaster Environment Centre NCF Level: FHEQ/QCF/NQF7//RQF7
Study Level: Postgraduate (Masters level) Credit Points: 15.0
Start Date: 12-01-2015 End Date: 13-02-2015
Available for Online Enrolment?: Y Enrolment Restriction: Fully available to all students
Module Convenor: Professor KT Semple

Syllabus Rules and Pre-requisites

Curriculum Design: Outline Syllabus

  • Lectures:  

    1. Introduction to contaminated land issues.

    2-3. Legislation on contaminated land.

    4-5. Risk-based approaches to contaminated land assessment.

    6-7. Fate and behaviour of contaminants in the environment

    8-10. Remediation: general concepts.

    11-15. Seminars. 


    1. Site visit

    2-4. Visiting speaker

Curriculum Design: Pre-requisites/Co-requisites/Exclusions

  • None

  • 50% Exam
  • 50% Coursework

Assessment: Details of Assessment

  • Assessment:                CWA:              25%               Presentation:           25%                 Exam:         50%
    Details of CWA:
    Group presentation and report.      Sampling and remediation design case study.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • On completion of this module students will be: 

    • aware of the scale of contaminated land in the UK
    • appraised of the changes in legislation pertaining to and the processes used to assess the risk associated with contaminated land
    • able to scientifically discuss the processes which control the behaviour of chemicals in soil and comment on the processes which may affect remediation.
    •  able to communicate in an informed manner about methods of assessment and remediation of contaminated land.

    At a generic level, the students will be able to critically appraise aspects of the scientific literature, formulating robust scientific arguments. Further the students will gain experience in teamwork as well as planning, researching and implementing a group presentation.


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