Environmental Chemistry


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In the certificate programme, you take modules worth at least 15 credit points, you are enrolled as a student at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, you have access to all the university's resources, you take examinations and you receive the university certificate "PS Individuale" as your degree.

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You complete the module studies with an examination and receive the specified credit points. These can be credited towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree. The modular study programme is interesting for you if you only want to book a single module. At the end, you will receive a certificate with a detailed list of your achievements.

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Participation in the module takes place WITHOUT an examination. You do not receive any credit points. Credit points are important if you want to have them credited towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree. You will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the module.

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Currently 3 places available
Courses of this module
F2 Environmental Chemistry
* Die Veranstaltung findet im Zeitraum 15.05.2024 bis 26.07.2024 statt. Die genauen Termine werden in Kürze bekanntgegeben.
Product information "Environmental Chemistry"

The course provides an introduction to the basics and principles of environmental chemistry. This includes an introduction to compartments, parameters and processes to understand and to model concentrations in the environment and basic analytical methods as well as the distributions of certain substances in the different compartments of the environment, namely the atmosphere, the oceans, the soil and sediments. Furthermore, the principles of abiotic degradation reactions such as hydrolysis and direct and indirect photolysis will be discussed. The abiotic part is followed by an introduction to biotic degradation in the liquid phase and bacterial metabolism and enzymatic biodegradation.

A laboratory unit focussing on the degradation of chemicals in the environment is a mandatory part of the module and will take place every year in July.

is restricted access: Yes
Requirements - university entrance qualification: Not required
Requirements - one year of work experience: Required
Requirements Language: English: TOEFL Internet (92 points); IELTS (Acad. Level 6.5 points); CAE/CPE (Level C1, Grade B); TOEIC (720 points listening/reading, 310 points speaking/writing); if necessary, individual examination.
Requirements Expertise: Knowledge of chemistry, biology & environment
Other requirements

1) Training as a chemical-technical assistant or pharmaceutical-technical assistant


2) B.Sc. in Chemistry, Pharmacy or similar

Topic: Engineering & Natural Sciences, Sustainability, Energy & Environment
Format of course: Blended Learning
Level: Master
Course language: English
Study programme: Sustainable Chemistry
Number of credit points / ECTS: 5
Workload Contact time (in hours): 32
Workload self-study time (in hours): 93
Examination: In-class examination
Exam format: Portfolio
Further exam format: No further Exam

Students will acquire substantive knowledge about:

  • Typical inorganic and organic pollutants
  • Definition and measurements of basic compound parameters
  • Analysis of typical pollutants in the aqueous phase and the gas phase
  • Transport on different spatial and time scales as well as the exchange between different compartments.
  • Comparison of compounds using concentrations and lifetimes
  • Parameters to understand the degradation of compounds in the environment