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Wastes Management, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
This course provides a broad based introduction to the management of wastes and an excellent opportunity to obtain an internationally recognised qualification in wastes management whilst working, studying at a pace which suits your circumstances.


This course is particularly useful if you want to develop and progress in your career in the wastes management industry or if you want to gain a higher qualification and adapt to changes in the workplace.

Course aims

When you complete the HNC Wastes Management you will have developed:

  • an understanding and appreciation of the legal, ethical and social aspects of wastes management resources and operations
  • the skills required to handle, treat and dispose of waste and monitor both aquatic and atmospheric pollutants
  • the skills necessary for the effective management of financial and human resources

Career Opportunities

On completing this course you should have acquired the skills and understanding to become a competent wastes manager who is able to meet the present needs and challenges of work in various wastes management organisations, agencies and industries.You will be provided with an authoritative understanding of environmental law, the complex nature of waste and pollution generation, treatment, disposal (removal) and monitoring. You will be able to advise and implement appropriate management policies, strategies and procedures.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Managing Legal Issues in the Cleaning and Wastes Industries 
  • Managing Skills for the Resource Industry 
  • Concepts of Environmental Science 
  • Principles of Wastes Management 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

Due to the vocational nature of the study programme, entry requirements are flexible, but typically will include five GCSEs/O levels and one A-Level or equivalent and satisfactory evidence of suitability gained through prior work based or experiential learning. You will need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1872 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5600 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1872 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5600 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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