University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Waste and Resource Management

This course focuses on a range of issues and problems encountered by the waste industry in both the private and public sectors. There is a strong emphasis on links to both environmental science and environmental management throughout the course. The award is broadly divided into 2 main areas of interest. Firstly, core modules deal primarily with the sustainable management of waste materials and some of the technologies available to successfully treat the different materials, and products or emission streams of such technological solutions. Secondly, core and 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. Furthermore the programme aims to introduce students to the appropriate methods of sampling, analysis and data handling needed to monitor processes and associated environmental impacts. There is a strong applied and technological perspective to the course, which is designed to equip students for careers in the waste, pollution control and clean up industries. There is also an opportunity to enhance employability through the experience of postgraduate learning in the workplace, which may be taken as a core option module for students already in relevant employment.

Entry requirements

Cognate Honours degree (science, environmental management or geography) at a minimum listing of 2nd Class Honours (2.2). Candidates without these qualifications will be considered for entry by assessing levels of professional experience and skills, using School based procedures for APEL. For students whose 1st language is not English, a standard of written and spoken English equivalent to IELTS 6.0 is required. Candidates must achieve an IELTS minimum score of 6.0 in the written test as well as in the overall assessment.

Course modules

Typical modules may include: landfill and incineration; sustainable waste management; management of biowaste; professional communication skills; research methods; research project; core option; work experience for waste management.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,960 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Distance learning - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

Key information

School of Applied Sciences
Telephone number: 
01902 32 2667