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Waste & Resource Management (Professional Practice) MSc

Waste & Resource Management (Professional Practice) MSc

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Full time | Paisley Campus | 1.5 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1.5 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Management Drainage (Wastewater) Engineering

Course type


Course Summary


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.

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.


Pollution Control (20 Credits) - Core
Research Methods (10 Credits) - Core
Risk Management (10 Credits) - Core
Interpersonal Skills and Change Management (10 Credits) - Core
Waste Management (20 Credits) - Core
Clean Technology and Resource Management (20 Credits) - Core
Environmental Systems (20 Credits) - Core
Principles of Sustainability (10 Credits) - Core
Professional Practice (60 Credits)
MSc Waste & Resource Management Dissertation (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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.