M.Sc. Business Management of Waste and Resources (online study)

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus

Tuition fee:
  • £ 5,950 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 5,950 / Year (International)
Start date: September  2015, January  2016
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: Online
Educational variant: Part-time
Structure: Fully structured
Student interaction: Online group works/assignments
Attendance: No Attendance
Teacher support: Continuous support with feedback on request

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This innovative postgraduate course aims to unite the operational, financial and technical aspects of management in the waste and recycling industries. It will equip you the knowledge and skills you will need to become more effective in the sustainable resource sector.

The course will introduce you to the broad perspectives of operations management before focussing on the areas of this discipline which are of greatest relevance in this dynamic sector: project management and control of quality and performance.

Coverage of financial management and sustainable business development will round out your understanding of managerial activities in terms of financial and stakeholder implications.

You will also have the opportunity to complete independent learning directly relevant to the challenges faced by your own organisations. Finally, you will complete a dissertation on the research problem of your choice, supported by training in research methods and guided by an experienced postgraduate supervisor.

The course is delivered 100% online through the individual and group learning features of our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and extensive use is made of online media including film, industry and academic websites.


Core modules:

* Operations Management
* Sustainable Business Development
* Project Management
* Finance for Non-Financial Managers
* Research Methods
* Value Engineering
* Independent Learning Module
* Dissertation


All modules will be assessed through online coursework: there are no examinations.


* A minimum lower second class honours degree from a UK University (2:2). Holders of other awards, including those from non-UK universities will be considered on the equivalence of their qualifications.
* Entrants will be expected to demonstrate previous relevant supervisory experience, preferably two years at junior or middle management level.
* Entrants will be employed within the Sustainable Resource, Waste and Recycling Sector.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5

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.



Anglia Ruskin University was awarded university status in 1992. Today, with a student population of 31,000, we are one of the largest universities in the East of England, and a large provider of part-time education.

Our students are on courses leading to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as to a range of professional qualifications. In addition to being one of the most significant suppliers of nurses and teachers to the professions, we offer an ever expanding range of contemporary courses designed to meet the needs of the individual and the requirements of a knowledge-based economy.

Our main campuses at Cambridge and Chelmsford attract students not only from the East of England but in increasing numbers from mainland Europe and from further afield. In addition, our University has an extensive network of contacts with institutions throughout the world, delivering courses in countries as far removed as Malaysia and Trinidad.


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