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MSc Pollution & Environmental Control / Overview

Year of entry: 2022

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Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 months [Full-Time]
Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from students with an upper second class bachelor's degree or equivalent in a natural science, environmental science, environmental engineering, water science engineering or other related  scientific or technological discipline from a recognised university.

When assessing your academic record we take into account the grades you have achieved, your academic references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.  

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y N N N

Course overview

This course is the longest established environment/pollution related MSc in the UK.  It has been a spring board to both start and advance careers in the sector for the last 35 years.  Many environment professionals from partner to scientist are alumni of the programme and recognise its ability to produce employees capable of formulating investigations, carrying them out efficiently and reporting them coherently and concisely.  Our course provides you with a strong grounding in the quantitative and qualitative skills required to address environmental questions in addition to subject-specific knowledge and understanding. Following a taught element you have the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge in a research project.

Open days

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Virtual Open Day - MSc Pollution and Environmental Control

For details of the next University postgraduate open day, see our information on  open days and visits .

Watch talks from our most recent postgraduate taught open day on demand , including the Earth and Environmental Sciences subject session for MSc Pollution and Environmental Control .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2022, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £14,500
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £26,000

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

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 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.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

We offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and awards to outstanding UK and international students each year.

If you are a current student or a recent graduate of The University of Manchester and plan to start a master's course in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, you may be eligible for our Manchester Alumni Scholarship Schemes .

The University of Manchester is committed to widening participation in postgraduate study, and allocates £300,000 in funding each year. Our Manchester Masters Bursaries are aimed at widening access to masters courses by removing barriers to postgraduate education for students from underrepresented groups.

For more information, see the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences  Fees and funding  page or visit the University of Manchester funding for masters courses website for more information.

Contact details

Department
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Contact name
Admissions Office
Telephone
+44 (0) 161 543 4021
Email
Website
https://www.ees.manchester.ac.uk
School/Faculty

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