M.Sc. Waste Management

Glasgow Caledonian University | Glasgow, United Kingdom
Considering the demand for Waste Managers and waste minimisation practitioners, as well as recent developments in waste management, this programme is designed for students to acquire the understanding and skills necessary to meet the present needs and future challenges of waste management agencies and industries.

Description of Waste Management

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Considering the demand for Waste Managers and waste minimisation practitioners, as well as recent developments in waste management, this programme is designed for students to acquire the understanding and skills necessary to meet the present needs and future challenges of waste management agencies and industries. Although much of the details of waste management regulations and pratice are based on the requirements of the industry in the UK, the principles have a much wider application, and hence the programme is also designed to appeal to those intending to practice overseas. The applied nature of the subject is recognised and a variety of practical aspects are included in the modules.

Career Opportunities

Waste management in the Uk is a multi-million pound industry and offers a variety of career opportunities, with a range of different employers, such as: local authorities, regulatory bodies, water companies, waste disposal organisations, environmental monitoring organisations, environment consultancies and organisations involved with identification and remediation of contaminated land. There is considerable demand for waste managers and waste minimisation practitioners both in Europe and further afield.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline There is no formal closing date for applications, but early application is advised.
Tuition fee Not specified
Start date September  2015, January  2016
Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Compulsary Modules: Semester A: Sustainable Waste Management; Health, Safety and Environmental Management. Semester B: Advanced Waste Treatment Technologies; Contaminated Land and Landfill Engineering. Elective Modules (two to be selected each semester): Semester A: Environmental Pollution; Monitoring and Analysis; Resources and Sustainability; Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment; Energy and Sustainability. Semester B: Water Quality and Waste Water Treatment; GIS and Environmental Management; Renewable Energy Technologies; Energy Technology; Integrated Case Study. MSc: In addition to requirements for PgD; students complete a major project and submit a dissertation.

Assessment

Combination of coursework, exams and projects.

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test
6
CAE score
180(Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score
550
TOEFL iBT® test
80

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Waste Management

An honours degree or equivalent. Exceptionally candidates without formal degree qualifications but relevant experience may be admitted to the programme and their progress to MSc would depend on performance in the initial modules.

English Language

International students would normally be expected to obtain either Academic IELTS test with a score of 6.0 or TOEFL with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based)

Work Experience for Waste Management

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

The programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).

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