Managing Waste and Environmental Resources MSc

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
2 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 05/12/2018

If you’re interested in pursuing a career or undertaking research in the Waste Management and Environmental Resources field, this postgraduate programme will suit you. You will gain the knowledge and expertise needed to succeed in the industry, as well as project management skills. You can choose to study the course over one year, or include a placement year to gain practical experience. At the end of the course you could continue your research, progress in your career or enter a variety of roles in the UK and Worldwide.

Course

Highlights

  • Optional placement year.
  • Four day residential field work module.
  • 20% discount for alumni.

Additional

Information

Placement

The industry placement enables you to develop your skills and knowledge in a real-world work environment, whilst completing an applied research project. This could give you an advantage over the competition for jobs and scholarships after you graduate. Your placement will need to be appropriate to your level of study and you should also be paid for this work. We will support you in finding and securing a suitable placement opportunity, however it must be noted that placements are highly competitive and there is no guarantee of a placement offer being made by an employer.

Course Details

The conservation of our planet is at the heart of this course and each module focuses on sustainable resource management practices. You will not only be knowledgeable in the latest developments in the industry, but also able to make a difference to the environment.

You will begin your studies by learning about the legislation, policies and systems that are used to manage waste. You’ll also start to understand how waste is managed to recover value in the form of resource. You’ll feel able to apply the concepts to a variety of industries.

As you progress through the course you will learn about waste processes within manufacture, the treatment of waste and how technology is used. You’ll also complete a project management module, equipping you with the transferable skills needed to take a project from start to finish.

Read more

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Graduates may be able to progress within their current organisation or enter a wide variety of roles within the UK and worldwide e.g. local authorities, industry, environmental consultancies, conservation agencies and policy-making bodies.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

The course has been developed for those who have been awarded a first degree in a relevant subject area (e.g. environmental sciences, environmental studies, and geography). However, students from outside of these disciplines will also be considered. If you do not meet the standard entry requirements, it may be possible (dependent on qualifications and/or work experience), to be admitted via an assessment of approved prior learning (APL).

The course has been developed for those who have been awarded our HNC Wastes Management qualification.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Waste and Resources Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENVM061
    Core Module Y
  • Developing a Circular Economy (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENVM062
    Core Module Y
  • Resource Recovery Systems (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENVM063
    Core Module Y
  • Sustainable Manufacture (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENVM072
    Core Module Y
  • Laboratory and Field Research Methods (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENVM067
    Core Module Y
  • Project Management (10 Credits)
    Module code: STRM053
    Core Module Y
  • Field Work (10 Credits)
    Module code: ENVM070
    Core Module Y
  • Career Futures: Employability Skills (0 Credits)
    Module code: ENVM073
    Core Module N
  • Research Thesis (60 Credits)
    Module code: ENVM011
    Core Module N
  • Research Project (30 Credits)
    Module code: ENVM074
    Core Module N
  • Placement (30 Credits)
    Module code: ENVM071
    Core Module N

Facilities &

Special Features

  • We are seeking accreditation from IES and CIWM
  • Brand new campus
  • Optional placement year

Postgraduate Opportunities

Graduate Discount Scheme

Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

*Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,750
Part Time: £750 per 20 credits

To see what Scholarships and funding may be available to you, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

Additional Costs

Students will be expected to pay their own costs for the Field Work module. It will involve a 4-day residential exercise involving evaluation of selected treatment facilities, and survey of waste arisings. This exercise maybe undertaken outside of the UK, dependent on logistical considerations. If undertaken overseas, students will be expected to pay for flights, accommodation and subsistence. If conducted in the UK, students will pay for accommodation and subsistence. There will also be costs for the placement (e.g. travel to and from the provider, as well as subsistence). There are no costs for student membership of the CIWM or the IES, however, there may be some travel costs associated with attending events for both organisations

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,625
Part Time: £735 per 20 credits

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

To see what Scholarships and funding may be available to you, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,750

To see what funding may be available to you as an International student, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

Additional Costs

Students will be expected to pay their own costs for the Field Work module. It will involve a 4-day residential exercise involving evaluation of selected treatment facilities, and survey of waste arisings. This exercise maybe undertaken outside of the UK, dependent on logistical considerations. If undertaken overseas, students will be expected to pay for flights, accommodation and subsistence. If conducted in the UK, students will pay for accommodation and subsistence. There will also be costs for the placement (e.g. travel to and from the provider, as well as subsistence). There are no costs for student membership of the CIWM or the IES, however, there may be some travel costs associated with attending events for both organisations.

18/19 tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,200

To see what funding may be available to you as an International student, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir John Lowther Scholarship

The Sir John Lowther Scholarship provides financial awards of up to £1,500 to postgraduate students studying within the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology. The…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

The Northampton Santander Masters Scholarships

The Santander Masters Scholarships are funded by Santander and aim to assist students from countries covered by the Santander Universities scheme* to study for a…

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Updated 05/12/2018

  • If you’re interested in pursuing a career or undertaking research in the Waste Management and Environmental Resources field, this postgraduate programme will suit you. You will gain the knowledge and expertise needed to succeed in the industry, as well as project management skills. You can choose to study the course over one year, or include a placement year to gain practical experience. At the end of the course you could continue your research, progress in your career or enter a variety of roles in the UK and Worldwide.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Optional placement year.
    • Four day residential field work module.
    • 20% discount for alumni.
  • The conservation of our planet is at the heart of this course and each module focuses on sustainable resource management practices. You will not only be knowledgeable in the latest developments in the industry, but also able to make a difference to the environment.

    You will begin your studies by learning about the legislation, policies and systems that are used to manage waste. You’ll also start to understand how waste is managed to recover value in the form of resource. You’ll feel able to apply the concepts to a variety of industries.

    As you progress through the course you will learn about waste processes within manufacture, the treatment of waste and how technology is used. You’ll also complete a project management module, equipping you with the transferable skills needed to take a project from start to finish.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Placement

    The industry placement enables you to develop your skills and knowledge in a real-world work environment, whilst completing an applied research project. This could give you an advantage over the competition for jobs and scholarships after you graduate. Your placement will need to be appropriate to your level of study and you should also be paid for this work. We will support you in finding and securing a suitable placement opportunity, however it must be noted that placements are highly competitive and there is no guarantee of a placement offer being made by an employer.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Graduates may be able to progress within their current organisation or enter a wide variety of roles within the UK and worldwide e.g. local authorities, industry, environmental consultancies, conservation agencies and policy-making bodies.

  • The course has been developed for those who have been awarded a first degree in a relevant subject area (e.g. environmental sciences, environmental studies, and geography). However, students from outside of these disciplines will also be considered. If you do not meet the standard entry requirements, it may be possible (dependent on qualifications and/or work experience), to be admitted via an assessment of approved prior learning (APL).

    The course has been developed for those who have been awarded our HNC Wastes Management qualification.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Waste and Resources Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENVM061
      Core Module Y
    • Developing a Circular Economy (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENVM062
      Core Module Y
    • Resource Recovery Systems (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENVM063
      Core Module Y
    • Sustainable Manufacture (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENVM072
      Core Module Y
    • Laboratory and Field Research Methods (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENVM067
      Core Module Y
    • Project Management (10 Credits)
      Module code: STRM053
      Core Module Y
    • Field Work (10 Credits)
      Module code: ENVM070
      Core Module Y
    • Career Futures: Employability Skills (0 Credits)
      Module code: ENVM073
      Core Module N
    • Research Thesis (60 Credits)
      Module code: ENVM011
      Core Module N
    • Research Project (30 Credits)
      Module code: ENVM074
      Core Module N
    • Placement (30 Credits)
      Module code: ENVM071
      Core Module N
    • Graduate Discount Scheme

      Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

      Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

      *Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,750
    Part Time: £750 per 20 credits

    To see what Scholarships and funding may be available to you, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

    Additional Costs

    Students will be expected to pay their own costs for the Field Work module. It will involve a 4-day residential exercise involving evaluation of selected treatment facilities, and survey of waste arisings. This exercise maybe undertaken outside of the UK, dependent on logistical considerations. If undertaken overseas, students will be expected to pay for flights, accommodation and subsistence. If conducted in the UK, students will pay for accommodation and subsistence. There will also be costs for the placement (e.g. travel to and from the provider, as well as subsistence). There are no costs for student membership of the CIWM or the IES, however, there may be some travel costs associated with attending events for both organisations

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,625
    Part Time: £735 per 20 credits

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    To see what Scholarships and funding may be available to you, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,750

    To see what funding may be available to you as an International student, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

    Additional Costs

    Students will be expected to pay their own costs for the Field Work module. It will involve a 4-day residential exercise involving evaluation of selected treatment facilities, and survey of waste arisings. This exercise maybe undertaken outside of the UK, dependent on logistical considerations. If undertaken overseas, students will be expected to pay for flights, accommodation and subsistence. If conducted in the UK, students will pay for accommodation and subsistence. There will also be costs for the placement (e.g. travel to and from the provider, as well as subsistence). There are no costs for student membership of the CIWM or the IES, however, there may be some travel costs associated with attending events for both organisations.

    18/19 tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,200

    To see what funding may be available to you as an International student, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir John Lowther Scholarship

    The Sir John Lowther Scholarship provides financial awards of up to £1,500 to postgraduate students studying within the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology. The…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    The Northampton Santander Masters Scholarships

    The Santander Masters Scholarships are funded by Santander and aim to assist students from countries covered by the Santander Universities scheme* to study for a…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour