Postgraduate Diploma of Science in Contaminated Land Management and Remediation

  • Postgraduate Diploma of Science in Contaminated Land Management and Remediation
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Details available on the Admissions-Postgraduate pages
  • For full details, go to Admissions- Recognition of Prior learning
  • 1 Year Full-time
  • Carlow
  • None
  • Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Further Study & Careers
  • PAC Codes & Fees
  • How to apply
  • Contact


This unique and exciting Postgraduate Diploma in Contaminated Land Management and Remediation is designed to meet the increasing demands of industry and government authorities to manage and restore degraded land and water resources in accordance with regulatory requirements.

The course focuses solely on-site investigations, identification of pollutants, risk assessment an remediation strategies. Lecturers on the course have a vast amount of industrial and research experience in the area. Site visits and real-time cases studies are used to inform and demonstrate teaching concepts. Numerous talks throughout the year from members of the remediation industry.

What will I be able to do when I finish this programme?

Delivered through a series of interactive workshops, peer-to-peer discussions, demonstrations and site visits, the course will provide the knowledge and skills required to bridge the gap between damaged land/ water and fully restored ecosystems. Whether you’re a novice to the area or an experienced practitioner, you will find this course invaluable in developing a deep understanding of the fundamental principles and professional practices in relation to the technical, regulatory, financial and ecological aspects of site remediation.

What subjects will I study?

  • Pollutant Chemistry, Environmental Legislation and Regulatory Affairs
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Site Investigations and Risk Assessment
  • Remediation Technologies and Ecological
  • Restoration
  • Work-based Project and Professional Development

Entry Requirements

Applicants require a second class honours degree or higher, or an equivalent in a science, business or management subject. Other applicants will be considered on an individual basis in accordance with the University policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). SETU Carlow reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

Study Opportunities

Successful graduates may apply to undertake a Master of Science and following this a PhD at SETU Carlow or at another Higher Education Institution.

Potential employment opportunities

  • Local authority
  • Government regulatory bodies (e.g EPA)
  • Environmental consultants
  • Waste management.

Programme Codes & Fees

Programme Code Programme Title Campus Location Schedule Fees Closing date for applications
SE51G Postgraduate Diploma of Science in Contaminated Land Management and Remediation Carlow Full-time €6,500  Full details available on the Admissions pages

How to apply

  1. Research & choose your programme from our wide range of postgraduate offerings on our website or in our prospectus.
  2. Check all of the relevant programme information including entry requirements, programme code and closing dates, taking time to read the Application Instructions.
  3. Get started on your postgraduate journey at SETU Carlow!

For admissions queries, please email:


Dr Kieran Germaine
BSc, PhD
Programme Director