Waste and Resource Management
Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, the programme prepares you for a career in the growing environmental and resource management sector, where there is increasing global demand for skilled graduates.
For the Postgraduate Diploma, applicants must normally hold a relevant science or engineering degree or other equivalent professional qualification or have equivalent experience gained in industry.
Applicants who have previously completed a Postgraduate Diploma in an appropriate discipline may be admitted at an appropriate stage.
The programme is available to EU and overseas students (full-time only). Overseas students must meet UWS English language requirements.
The global market in environmental
goods and services is currently worth
about £3 trillion. Global investment
attracted by ‘green technologies’ for
electrical power generation recently
exceeded that for coal and natural gas.
This area is being actively promoted
in the UK and Scottish context for
The programme develops core
skills in the management of resources,
coupled with an understanding
of technologies that enhance the
sustainable use of natural resources
and minimise the environmental impact
of economic activities, exploiting value
from industrial process by-products
and waste materials.
Our research-active academics
are experienced in projects monitoring
and assessing environmental impacts,
developing innovative treatment
technologies and working with
industry and business. We have also
been involved in support for and
development of environmental policy
and regulation in the UK, the EU
The Postgraduate Diploma comprises six taught modules. All MSc candidates undertake a research project/ dissertation in Trimester 3.
- Environmental Systems
- Sustainable Environmental Management
- Concepts and Tools in Environmental Technology
- Pollution Control
- Waste Management Techniques
- Process Principles for Clean Technologies
You will also undertake a Waste Masters dissertation.
Graduates build careers across all industrial sectors and within both public and private sectors dealing with resources, environment, pollution control, waste management, regulation and enforcement in the emerging technologies to improve environmental performance. This includes process based operations as well as management, audit and impact assessment
Once enrolled, students can apply to the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) to become a Student Member. When the programme is completed students can apply to CIWM to become a Graduate Member and use the designatory letters Grad MCIWM.