Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Contaminated Land

  • Monday 19 - Friday 23 February 2018

Defining and reclaiming contaminated land sites

This course:

  • provides a clear definition of contaminated land
  • introduces the risk-based approach to contaminated land engendered by UK legislation
  • describes the techniques used in the reclamation of contaminated sites in the UK, together with more recently developed alternative technologies

We'll introduce you to:

  • contaminated land and the related "land affected by contamination" and "derelict land"
  • the legal framework governing contaminated land in the UK, with emphasis placed on the recent Part IIA regime

We'll follow a consideration of site investigation and risk assessment with a review of traditional and more innovative techniques for the remediation of contaminated sites.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is ideally suited to chemists, geochemists and engineers who are interested in land remediation.

Objectives and Outline

Contaminated Land

Course Objectives

When you've finished the course, you'll:

  • be able to define the term contaminated land
  • be aware of legislation regarding such land
  • be familiar with the principles of site investigation and risk assessment
  • understand how engineered approaches (such as excavation and removal, capping, covering) have traditionally been used to reclaim contaminated sites in the UK
  • be familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of these techniques
  • be aware of more recently developed, and sustainable, alternatives for the remediation of contaminated sites

Course Outline

  • Introduction to contaminated land.
  • Site investigation and risk assessment.
  • UK legislation.
  • Traditional remediation techniques.
  • Process-based remediation techniques.
  • Bioremediation techniques.
  • Guest lecture.
  • Monday 19 - Friday 23 February 2018

Further Information

Contaminated Land

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8608) on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.


Contaminated Land


Newcastle University
  • Dr Martin Cooke (Course Leader)
  • Dr Clare McCann
Industry Professionals


Contaminated Land


  • Contaminated Land
    • £1325

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

[ Information about Cancellations ]

Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £365, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved. Owing to visa restrictions the assessment option is not available to international students outside the European Economic Area (EEA).