12 months
17250 GBP/year
11250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Waste & Resource Management degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and prepares you for a career in the growing environmental and resource management sector, where there is increasing global demand for skilled graduates.


By undertaking Waste & Resource Management programme offered at the University of the West of Scotland you will develop core skills in the management of resources, coupled with an understanding of technologies that enhance the sustainable use of natural resources and minimise the environmental impact of economic activities, exploiting value from industrial process by-products and waste materials.

Career Prospects

Graduates from this course build careers across all industrial sectors and within both public and private sectors dealing with resources, environment, pollution control, waste management, regulation and enforcement in the emerging technologies to improve environmental performance and resource utilisation. Our recent Graduates have become Process Sustainability Managers in clinical waste companies, Process Chemists at anaerobic digestion sites, and consultants within waste management companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Systems 
  • Principles of Sustainability
  • Risk Management
  • Interpersonal Skills and Change Management 
  • Pollution Control
  • Waste Management 
  • Research Methods
  • Clean Technology and Resource Management 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International- The latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date  


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • For the Postgraduate Diploma, you must normally hold a relevant science or engineering degree or other equivalent professional qualification or have equivalent experience gained in industry.
  • If you have previously completed a Postgraduate Diploma in an appropriate discipline you may be admitted at an appropriate stage.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11250 GBP per year during 12 months.

For Scottish students, cost of study per year is 7,000£  

Living costs for Paisley

700 - 1400 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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