University of Northampton

University of Northampton

International Wastes Management

This course has been specifically designed to help decision-makers, practitioners and ordinary citizens across the world understand how a solid waste management system works and to inspire people everywhere to make their own decisions on the next steps in developing a solution appropriate to their own city's particular circumstances and needs. Using a range of case studies from around the globe, the Course provides a perspective of how waste is managed in a number of different countries, and highlights what strategies might be employed to ensure more sustainable approaches.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent. The degree will normally be in a recognised environmental science discipline such as geography, biology, environmental sciences, geology or a related area. Those with degrees in other subject areas will be considered according to the interests and background of the candidate. Applicants for whom English is not their 1st language need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

International environmental management policy and control; international wastes management; research and analytical methods; research thesis; advanced thermal and biological wastes management technologies; hazardous wastes management worldwide.

Assessment methods

All modules are assessed via written assignments. Generally, there are 2 assignments per module. However, in some cases, there are 3. There are no exams for any of the modules. However, some modules are assessed using time constrained assessments (TCAs), whereby there is a set period of time (typically a week), within which the completed assignment has to be submitted.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Online study - 1 years
MSc Online study - 3 years

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