Taught course

Waste and Resource Management

University of the West of Scotland · School of Computing

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

Our MSc Waste and Resource Management is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and prepares 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.

By undertaking this course you will develop 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

This MSc is also available on an 18 month full-time option by undertaking an additional 60 credits of industrial placement over an extra term. This will benefit you by being able to immediately apply your new knowledge into the work environment giving you a competitive advantage in the employment market; undertaking this option, you will be awarded MSc Waste & Resource Management (Professional Practice).

Course contact details

Dr Jennifer McQuaid-Cook/ Mr Jan Miller
0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 out with UK)