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Energy & Environmental Management (Waste) - MSc

Course Description

Broaden your understanding of environmental issues in the context of your own background and qualifications. Gain a deeper understanding of environmental legislation and regulation and the inter-disciplinary nature of the environmental issues.

This course has several different available start dates and study methods - please view the relevant web-page for more information:
JANUARY 2017 (Part Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P02922-1PTAB-1617/Energy_&_Environmental_Management_(Waste)_January_Pt?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

JANUARY 2018 (Part Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P02922-1PTAB-1718/Energy_&_Environmental_Management_(Waste)_(Part-time)?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

JANUARY 2018 (Full Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P02921-1FTAB-1718/Energy_&_Environmental_Management_(Waste)?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

Programme Description

The programme is designed to give a deeper understanding of the inter-relationships between the environment and topics such as energy technology, environmental law, business strategies, policy and other areas. It focuses on environmental auditing, assessment and management procedures, as required by industrial and commercial bodies. Thus the programme emphasises the application of environmental knowledge, but pressures on the wider global environment are also studied. Furthermore, in order that students can better understand these applications, the basic principles of the various disciplines are also covered. The programme has a standard modular structure and a wide variety of teaching and assessment procedures are used.

Why Choose This Programme?

With increasing environmental legislation and regulation, commercial and industrial organisations, local authorities and public bodies, all require some environmental input to their activities. The environment offers opportunities to those who understand the issues involved and have a vision broad enough to grasp their inter-disciplinary nature. Thus, the programme offers students the challenge to broaden their understanding of environmental issues in the context of their previous backgrounds and qualifications.


A combination of coursework, exams and projects.

Professional Accreditation

The programme is accredited by the CIWEM, CIBSE and the Energy Institute (EI). Memberships of these institutions are free for students from accredited programmes. Membership of a professional institution is important for securing employment. The programme is recognised by the Engineering Council as suitable further learning for BEng (Hons) degree graduates from an accredited degree to meet the academic requirement for CEng registration.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme can expect to find work as environmental specialists within, or related to, their previous qualifications. Graduates have gone on to work for employers including Local Authorities, regulators such as Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), and lecturing and research and consultancy for private companies.

Visit the Energy & Environmental Management (Waste) - MSc page on the Glasgow Caledonian University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in environmental science, development planning, human settlement planning, physics, environmental management, mechanical engineering, risk management, biotechnology, zoology, agriculture, forestry, geography, geology. Other subjects may be considered if biological and chemical modules are included.

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