Applicants will normally hold a recognised first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in a recognised environmental science discipline such as geography, biology, environmental chemistry, geology or a related area. Those with degrees in other subjects may also be considered according to their interests and background. No work experience is required for admission to these programmes. Applicants for whom English is not their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not meet our standard entry requirements, it is possible to undertake a single module and, upon successful completion of this module, progress to the full MSc qualification, contact us at email@example.com to discuss this option.
Months of entry
January, September, May
Modern wastes management is a complex and demanding industry. This course will help you learn everything you need to know for a successful career in wastes management.
We are the Centre for Excellence in Wastes Management in the UK, and our MSc is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Waste Management (CIWM).
For more information on the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, visit the CIWM Website.
The University of Northampton are also proud to work in partnership with RECOUP.
RECOUP works in collaboration with all stakeholders to promote, develop, stimulate and increase the levels of plastics recycling within the UK.
This course is made up of six modules and an independent research thesis to a total of 180 credits. You will complete three compulsory modules and choose three optional modules to ensure you cover the essentials but also have the chance to tailor your studies to your interests, strengths and career aspirations. Please note that optional modules are subject to staff availability and student numbers.
Each module will be equivalent to 200 hours of study and we will advise you on how best to allocate this time. As your research thesis is of a much more substantial weighting, we advise you spend 600 hours of study on it.
As a CIWM Accredited Course, while you are studying this course you will be entitled to 12 months free student membership of the CIWM.
Benefits of membership include:
- free copy of CIWM Journal delivered on your doorstep each month
- free weekly email news service, News Online, delivered to your inbox
- discounted rates on annual conference, training courses and seminars
- networking opportunities through CIWM Regional Centres
- access to CIWM NGG (New Generation Group) events
- free technical advice and use of CIWM Library Services
- professional and career development
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
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