This Waste and Resource Management MSc aims to meet a clear industry need for high-skilled graduates in waste and resource management. The term ‘circular economy’ is becoming commonplace for the sustainability sector. It refers to genuine ambitions and mark a step-change in the way we are thinking about business and growth, a change that is good news for the environment we work to protect.
A key driver will be the sustainable resource management sector and how it continues to evolve to support the resource needs of a recovering economy and a consumer market increasingly focused on making sustainable choices.
As a sector, waste has shown beyond doubt its ability to innovate and adapt: moving resiliently from landfill to waste prevention and resource recovery in all its forms. As an industry, waste management is just beginning to assert itself as an important part of the environmental agenda, shrugging off negative public perceptions which have seen it labelled as ‘dirty’ and ‘unskilled’. It is an industry that young people should be excited to become involved with. The variety of opportunities within the sector mean that it can appeal to a huge pool of talent, if it can successfully position itself as the place to be for those in search of skilled, long-term employment.
In addition waste industry employs environmental scientists, engineers, biologists, geologists, civil engineers and soil experts to protect today’s environment while developing more sustainable waste management practices. Some of the most ground-breaking environmental technology being used today drives positions like gas technicians, hazardous materials experts, and landﬁll gas operators.
Awarded for excellence
Some of our students work have been judged by the most respected experts in the sector. These long-standing and well-respected awards are given for outstanding achievement in the sustainability, resource and waste industry
- Ed Cook was awarded the Roger Perry Award for his thesis titled ‘Optimising the non-biological outputs of mechanical-biological treatment facilities’ by CIWM’s Sustainability & Resource Awards 2015.
- Harriet Emkes was also awarded the Roger Perry Award in 2013.
- Russel Harwood was the winner of the Geotech Award in 2010 at the CIWM Professional Awards Ceremony.
Cranfield University’s Waste and Resource Management MSc programme is officially accredited by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM),
The Cranfield Experience - A Student Perspective
What is the postgraduate student experience like at Cranfield University? What is it like to do an Environment programme MSc at Cranfield? Some of our students made this video to help answer such questions. Enjoy!
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