Taught course

Waste Management

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Students must have achieved at least a lower second class honours degree (or equivalent) from one of a range of subjects, e.g. science, engineering or business. As this is a distance learning course, a large amount of directed and self-directed study will be required. Students must therefore have a good standard of written and spoken English (at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent for all aspects of the test. Good IT facilities and access to the internet will be essential for this course.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc Waste Management (by distance learning) is ideal if you are interested in, or already engaged in, a career in the waste management sector such as waste and environmental managers in government, academia and companies. The course is designed to help successful students move towards middle and senior management level in their employment, where strategic thinking and appropriate skills set in the management of waste as a resource will be beneficial.

The award is broadly divided into two main areas of interest. Firstly, core modules deal with the sustainable management of waste materials and some of the technologies available to successfully treat materials, products or emission streams of such technological solutions.Secondly, 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.

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

Information for international students

ELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Visit our website for more information.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Science and Engineering
0800 953 3222