Taught course

Waste and Resource Management

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Cognate honours degree (science, environmental management or geography) at a minimum listing of Second Class Honours (2:2). Candidates without these qualifications will be considered for entry by assessing levels of professional experience and skills, using School based procedures for APEL.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc Award in Waste Management focuses on a range of issues and problems encountered by the waste industry in both the private and public sectors. There is a strong emphasis on links to both environmental science and environmental management throughout the course. The Award is broadly divided into two main areas of interest.

Firstly, core modules deal primarily with the sustainable management of waste materials and some of the technologies available to successfully treat the different materials, and products or emission streams of such technological solutions. Secondly, core and core option modules introduce a range of the more generic study and personal development skills that a project manager in waste might be expected to demonstrate. Furthermore the programme aims to introduce students to the appropriate methods of sampling, analysis and data handling needed to monitor processes and associated environmental impacts.

There is a strong applied and technological perspective to the course, which is designed to equip students for careers in the waste, pollution control and clean-up industries. There is also an opportunity to enhance employability through the experience of postgraduate learning in the workplace, which may be taken as a core option module for students already in relevant employment.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.0 is required in the written test as well as in the overall assessment. Visit: International

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Science and Engineering
0800 953 3222