University of the West of Scotland

MSc/PgD Waste and Resource Management

For further information, please see the course website here

Delivery & Duration

MSc - Full Time or Part Time 1 year/2 years - to obtain the MSc, students will usually take 9 months to gain the Postgraduate Diploma and then normally an additional 3 months of study to gain the MSc, from the date of commencement of the project. 

PgD - Full Time or Part Time 9 months/18 months

Module Titles


  • Environmental Systems
  • Sustainable Environmental Management
  • Concepts & Tools in Environmental Technology
  • Pollution Control
  • Waste Management Techniques
  • Process Principles for Clean Technologies


All MSc candidates undertake a research project/ dissertation in Trimester 3:

  • All of the PgD modules above plus the Waste Masters Dissertation



UK/EU Students:

  • £3,400 for Postgraduate Diploma (6 modules)
  • £580 for MSc dissertation module

International Students:

  • Contact the University for Non-EU student fees and scholarship details

See the fees & funding page of the University website here for further details.


Some PSAS funds for UK/EU students

See the fees & funding page of the University website here for further details.

Start Dates

January & September

Entry Requirements

For the Postgraduate Diploma, applicants must normally hold a relevant science or engineering degree or other equivalent professional qualification or have equivalent experience gained in industry. Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

Applicants who have previously completed a Postgraduate Diploma in an appropriate discipline may be admitted at an appropriate stage.

The programme is available to EU and overseas students (full-time only). Overseas students must meet UWS English language requirements.

How to Register

Further information and application click here or see contact details on the right.

Contact Details

General Enquiries & Course Enquiries

 Mr Jan Miller or Dr Jennifer McQuaid-Cook

Centre for Environmental and Waste Management,
University of the West of Scotland

0800 027 1000 (44 141 849 4101 outside UK)


While studying for this course, you will be eligible to apply for
Student Membership of CIWM

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to apply for Graduate Membership

With the relevant industry experience, you will be eligible to apply to become a
Chartered Waste Manager (MCIWM)