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Environment and Sustainable Technology MSc

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Degree awarded
Master of Science, PG Diploma, PG Certificate
12 Months [Full-Time]
Entry requirements

MSc - At least a 2(i) (upper second class honours) degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Postgraduate Diploma - At least a 2(ii) honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Postgraduate Certificate - Any relevant degree (or equivalent).

Examples of relevant disciplines for your first degree are: analytical chemistry, analytical science, bioengineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, electronic engineering, electrical engineering, environmental technology, manufacturing engineering, mathematics, offshore engineering, petroleum engineering, physics and process engineering.

Applicants from a life sciences background should note that this programme has an engineering base and requires a significant level of mathematical competence.

Applicants with professional experience or non-academic qualifications will also be considered.

Should you remain uncertain about the relevance of your academic qualifications please contact us at

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

Who will benefit from the course?

The course will benefit aspiring environmental managers who take their responsibility to the environment seriously and want to impress future employers with their ability to solve environmental problems without loss of profitability.  It is suitable for a range of graduates, from those just embarking on their career, through recently appointed environmental managers, to mid-career environmental professionals who wish to enhance their capability by gaining a higher qualification without taking a career break. 

It is appropriate for any scientist, engineer or environmental manager who either has an academic background in process engineering or has relevant practical experience of working in an environmental engineering role in industry.

What are the benefits to students?

  • High quality, industrially focused training has been designed for and by environmental professionals so it will be relevant to your needs
  • Entry requirements are flexible - relevant experience is considered alongside your formal qualifications
  • Teaching is excellent and provided by a wide variety of experts from academia and industry
  • You can take advantage of the fantastic networking opportunities
  • You will graduate with an internationally recognised qualification from a top rated School in a first class University - great for your future career


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,000
    International students (per annum): £19,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.


The University's postgraduate Scholarships Scheme is aimed at self-funding students from the UK/EU holding an offer of a place on a master's course beginning in September 2014. Students should have or expect to achieve a First Class or 2.1 honours degree and will also be required to meet additional criteria - please see for further information about the scheme and full eligibility criteria. The closing date for applications is 2nd June 2014.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
Contact name
Miss Lisa Ogden
+44(0)161 306 4149
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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