The MSc Environmental Technology focuses on the prevention of environmental problems and their solution using appropriate and sustainable technologies. You will investigate the impacts of human activities on the natural environment with extensive laboratory equipment, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing software and monitoring technologies at your disposal.
Using excellent IT, laboratory and field facilities, the programme couples methodological issues and problem-solving with essential practical work. You will be introduced to the appropriate methods of sampling, analysis and data handling required to monitor processes and minimise their environmental impacts.
Modules may include:
The course is flexible and allows an enhanced choice of topic areas providing for a range of career paths. The course has a technological focus involving conventional, alternative and green technologies. The areas under consideration range widely across the environmental spectrum and include environmental analysis / monitoring, waste management, GIS, remote sensing. Knowledge and skills will be gained in order to solve environmental problems with appropriate and sustainable technological solutions. The breadth of the award will provide a wide range of skills and expertise in preparation for employment across the environmental technology industry.
This award is flexible and allows a wide choice of topic areas and potential career directions. There is a strong applied and technological perspective designed to equip you for careers in the waste, water, pollution control, environment and clean-up industries. Examples of potential employers include the Environment Agency, environmental consultancies and local authorities.
At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the concepts and methods used in the technological based solution of environmental problems informed by current scholarship and research.
2. Use a range of appropriate techniques and research methods to address the technical solution of environmental problems in complex and unpredictable situations involving both practical and theoretical contexts.
3. Demonstrate self-direction and originality in formulating and testing a ‘research’ question, and act autonomously in planning and implementing the associated tasks to support and conclude this endeavour.
4. Source, obtain, synthesise and critically review the existing literature and other scholarly outputs, in support of a research project.
5. Communicate effectively, with specialist and non-specialist audiences, utilising a variety of appropriate media.
6. Solve problems in creative and innovative ways and make decisions in challenging situations, in the face of partial and fragmentary information.
You should have at least a 2:2 Bachelors degree with Honours, in a science or engineering subject.
Candidates without these qualifications but with substantial related work experience may be considered for entry by assessing levels of professional experience and skills.
If English is not your first language, you must have at least written and spoken English equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.0. Candidates must achieve an IELTS minimum score of 6.0 in the written test as well as in the overall assessment.
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
Postgraduate Loans: A new system of loans for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England is being introduced from September 2016. The loans will provide a non means-tested loan of up to £10,000 for Masters degrees in all subject areas and modes of study. More information can be found at www.findamasters.com/funding/guides/new-uk-postgraduate-loans-scheme.aspx
Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number . A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.
University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.
Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay.