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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Paisley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

OVERVIEW

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.

Professional Approval and Accreditation

Our course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM). Once enrolled, you can apply to the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) to become a Student Member. When you have completed our course you can then apply to CIWM to become a Graduate Member and use the designatory letters Grad MCIWM.

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.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,000per 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

  • University League Table

    109th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    58th out of 103 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    122 56%

    49th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    37th

    23

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