The course deals with the chemical structure and function, sources and emissions, distribution, transformation and fate in the environment of organic and inorganic substances, as well as their health and environmental effects. Critical environmental chemical processes in biota, soil, sediment, water and air are studied. The course also introduces risk assessment with relevant methodologies, processes and legislation including REACH. During the course, research-oriented excellence lectures will be given focusing on various disciplines in the subject of environmental chemistry. The course ends with an independent case study.