MSc Wastes Management

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Distance Learning

Module Titles

The programme is divided into three stages, to complete the Master's level qualification you must complete six modules and an independent research thesis to a total of 180 credits. During the course, you complete three compulsory modules and choose three optional modules.

Examples of the modules available for study include:

  • International Wastes Management (compulsory)
  • Research and Analytical Methods (compulsory)
  • *Research Thesis (compulsory)
  • International Environment Management Policy & Control (compulsory)
  • Advanced Thermal and Biological Wastes Management Technologies (optional)
  • Land Contamination and Disposal (optional)
  • Wastes Minimisation (optional)
  • Hazardous Wastes Management for Developing Countries (optional)

All modules are 20 credits apart from the *Research Thesis which is 60 credits


Please see the section of the course page: Fees & Funding Information

Start Dates

Distance Learning – September & January


Distance learning students typically complete the course in three years 

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally hold a recognised first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in a recognised environmental science discipline such as geography, biology, environmental chemistry, geology or a related area. Those with degrees in other subjects may also be considered according to their interests and background. No work experience is required for admission to these programmes. As well as the general entry requirements, applicants for whom English is not their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of the IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). Visit IELTS for more details.

Funding & Bursaries

  • TD Lewis Scolarship - Provides both undergraduate and post-graduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500
  • The Chancellors Fund - A bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000
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Contact Details

General Enquiries

University of Northampton
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International Tel: 0044 1604 892134 

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Course Enquiries:

Paul Cox 
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While studying for this course, you will be eligible to apply for free

Student Membership 

of CIWM for the duration of your course

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to apply or upgrade to

Graduate Membership 


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