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Managing Waste and Environmental Resources, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
If you’re interested in pursuing a career or undertaking research in the Waste Management and Environmental Resources field, this Managing Waste and Environmental Resources programme at University of Northampton will suit you. 


During this Managing Waste and Environmental Resources programme at the University of Northampton ou 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 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Wastes and Resources Management
  • Developing a Circular Economy 
  • Resource Recovery Systems
  • Laboratory and Field Research Methods
  • Sustainable Manufacture
  • Career Futures: Employability Skills.
  • Project Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Most courses do not have formal closing dates but applicants are advised to apply as early as possible to secure a place.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

General 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).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12750 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6750 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Part Time: £750 per 20 credits

Living costs for Northampton

  • 796 - 1510 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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