Taught and Research
Through this MRes degree, great emphasis is placed on obtaining the practical skills necessary for working in environmental management, with almost two thirds of the course marks coming from the research project. Many of the projects will be based in industry or in governmental organisations, which enhances the relevance of the research undertaken.
Environmental management has become a necessity for many organisations as they respond to commercial, regulatory and consumer pressures. The international standard for environmental management systems, ISO 14001, is increasingly being implemented by industry and governmental organisations to satisfy these pressures and provides a structured basis for achieving continual environmental improvement, for maintaining regulatory compliance and for the prevention of pollution. In many cases it can lead to significant cost savings.
There is a wide choice of research projects across the College of Engineering and our research centres and the projects will be matched to students according to academic background and area of interest.
Past projects have included the computational modelling of environmental systems, multi-process optimisation, water safety planning, recycling technology and the impacts of environmental legislation and law.
This course is suitable for those who are interested in gaining a solid understanding of the relevance, development, and implementation of environmental management processes.
“The MRes in Environmental Management is designed to meet the increasing need for graduates with a higher level knowledge of environmental management principles, including waste treatment, recycling and environmental impact assessment.
Although it has an engineering bias to it, the course is quite multidisciplinary and should appeal to students from a wide range of academic backgrounds who have an enthusiasm for the environmental aspects of their subject.”
Dr Cris Arnold, Senior Lecturer, College of Engineering
International Student Requirements:
Overseas equivalent qualifications may be considered.
If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found on our website.