Wastes Management (Top-up) BSc (Hons)

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Duration
1 Year
Location
Distance Learning
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 02/11/2018

Our Wastes Management (Top-up) course is aimed at employees in the wastes management, resource management and allied industries, who have already completed our HNC Wastes Management qualification. You can also apply if you have evidence of prior experiential learning through accreditation. You will develop knowledge, expertise and skills in many aspects of resource management and pollution control.

 

 

Course

Highlights

  • Top-up your qualification to a full BSc Honours.
  • Course has been developed in collaboration with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).
  • Access to CIWM NGG events and library services.

Additional

Information

Assessments

A range of interesting and varied assignments have been designed to not only test knowledge and skills but also consolidate skills and give you the opportunity to develop even more. Assessments can take the form of essays, reports, short answer questions and time constrained assignments. You can expect between two and three items of assessment per 20 credit module. Assignments are submitted electronically via NILE, and then marked, with feedback and grades made available to students through NILE.

Course Details

The course is delivered by easy to follow module learning materials via the Northampton Integrated Learning Environment (NILE), which is an online environment. NILE is where Course Tutors provide course materials, web links and further reading resources. You can expect one to one support with the tutors via NILE, email, telephone, Skype and face to face if required.

Partnerships and Accreditation

We are widely recognised as the Centre of Excellence for Wastes Management education in the UK and this course has been developed in collaboration with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).

Schedule

The course operates via distance learning. There are opportunities to commence the course in September, January and May each year. There are three stages of study: Stages 1 and 2 require the completion of two 20 credit modules each. Stage 3 consists of four 20 credit modules and the dissertation module (40 credits). Each of the 20 credit modules is delivered over an eleven week period. During this period you will engage with the module learning materials, undertake further reading and research for the module assessment, and complete the module assessment items.

 

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

In recent years there has been a growing need for highly skilled graduates to work within the wastes management, resource management and allied industries.

Consequently, you may be able to progress within your current organisation or enter a wide variety of roles within the UK and worldwide e.g. local authorities, industry and advisory 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 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 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

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

Course Content

  • Global Environmental Issues (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENV1110DL
    Core Module Y
  • Air and Water Principles (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENV1001DL
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

The course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM). As a CIWM accredited course, students studying Wastes Management are entitled to 12 months free student membership of the CIWM. Benefits of membership include:

  • free copy of CIWM Journal delivered on your doorstep each month
  • free weekly email news service, News Online, delivered to your Inbox
  • discounted rates on annual conference, training courses and seminars
  • networking opportunities through CIWM Regional Centres
  • access to CIWM NGG (New Generation Group) events
  • free technical advice and use of CIWM Library Services
  • professional and career development

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our postgraduate courses to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Managing Waste and Environmental Resources MSc

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

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: £715  per 20 credit module for Home and EU students

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: £700 per 20 credit module for Home and EU students

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.

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.

International: £1,090 per 20 credits

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

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.

International: £1070 per 20 credits

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

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…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…


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Updated 02/11/2018

  • Our Wastes Management (Top-up) course is aimed at employees in the wastes management, resource management and allied industries, who have already completed our HNC Wastes Management qualification. You can also apply if you have evidence of prior experiential learning through accreditation. You will develop knowledge, expertise and skills in many aspects of resource management and pollution control.

     

     

    Course

    Highlights

    • Top-up your qualification to a full BSc Honours.
    • Course has been developed in collaboration with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).
    • Access to CIWM NGG events and library services.
  • The course is delivered by easy to follow module learning materials via the Northampton Integrated Learning Environment (NILE), which is an online environment. NILE is where Course Tutors provide course materials, web links and further reading resources. You can expect one to one support with the tutors via NILE, email, telephone, Skype and face to face if required.

    Partnerships and Accreditation

    We are widely recognised as the Centre of Excellence for Wastes Management education in the UK and this course has been developed in collaboration with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).

    Schedule

    The course operates via distance learning. There are opportunities to commence the course in September, January and May each year. There are three stages of study: Stages 1 and 2 require the completion of two 20 credit modules each. Stage 3 consists of four 20 credit modules and the dissertation module (40 credits). Each of the 20 credit modules is delivered over an eleven week period. During this period you will engage with the module learning materials, undertake further reading and research for the module assessment, and complete the module assessment items.

     

    Additional

    Information

    Assessments

    A range of interesting and varied assignments have been designed to not only test knowledge and skills but also consolidate skills and give you the opportunity to develop even more. Assessments can take the form of essays, reports, short answer questions and time constrained assignments. You can expect between two and three items of assessment per 20 credit module. Assignments are submitted electronically via NILE, and then marked, with feedback and grades made available to students through NILE.

    • 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

      In recent years there has been a growing need for highly skilled graduates to work within the wastes management, resource management and allied industries.

      Consequently, you may be able to progress within your current organisation or enter a wide variety of roles within the UK and worldwide e.g. local authorities, industry and advisory bodies.

  • 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 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate 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

    • Global Environmental Issues (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENV1110DL
      Core Module Y
    • Air and Water Principles (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENV1001DL
      Core Module Y
    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our postgraduate courses to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Managing Waste and Environmental Resources MSc

    • 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

  • 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: £715  per 20 credit module for Home and EU students

    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: £700 per 20 credit module for Home and EU students

    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.

    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.

    International: £1,090 per 20 credits

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    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.

    International: £1070 per 20 credits

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    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…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour