Waste & Resource Management
Duration & study mode
Full Time - 1 Year, Part Time - 2 Years
Science & Sport
Course starting dates
Paisley: September, January
Our MSc Waste and Resource Management will prepare you for a career in the growing environmental and resource management sector, where there is increasing global demand for skilled graduates.
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 economic development.
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 course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).
Once enrolled, you can apply to the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) to become a Student Member. When you have completed our course you can then apply to CIWM to become a Graduate Member and use the designatory letters Grad MCIWM.
Students in work and/or study 6 months after graduating (HESA performance indicator 2014/15)
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What qualifications do you need?
For the Postgraduate Diploma, you must normally hold a relevant science or engineering degree or other equivalent professional qualification or have equivalent experience gained in industry.
If you have previously completed a Postgraduate Diploma in an appropriate discipline you may be admitted at an appropriate stage.
Our course is available to EU and overseas students (full-time only).
If you are an overseas student then you must also meet UWS English language requirements.
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.
The English language level for this Digital Marketing course is: Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this Digital Marketing course, we offer a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this degree.
Our Waste and Resource Management course will develop your core skills in the management of resources. This is 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.
Modules that will enhance your core skills include:
You will also undertake an MSc dissertation.
You will attend lectures and tutorials and extend your studies through independent learning and seminars with problem solving scenarios using field exercises and case studies.
Our Waste and Resource Management degree uses a variety of assessment methods. The below list provides a guide to the types of assessment methods you can expect:
You should apply for all UWS postgraduate courses using our online application form.
The first stage of the process is to create an profile; you don't have to complete the application in one session - you can complete it in stages by saving what you do each session and return to complete it at a later date.
Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but they will close when they are full; apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.
You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.
You can find out more here in our Postgraduate Application Guide.
An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.
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