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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Paisley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Our MSc Waste and Resource Management 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.

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).

Career Prospects

Graduates from this course build careers across all industrial sectors and within both public and private sectors dealing with resources, environment, pollution control, waste management, regulation, and enforcement in the emerging technologies to improve environmental performance and resource utilisation. Our recent Graduates have become Process Sustainability Managers in clinical waste companies, Process Chemists at anaerobic digestion sites, and consultants within waste management companies.

Further Study

Successful completion of our MSc Waste & Resource Management course prepares you for advanced research studies in related technology areas. You will have priority to be admitted to our MPhil/PhD degree courses. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of the West of Scotland

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  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    101st out of 104 31

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    140 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    42.0 42%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.18 64%



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