Why this course?
This MSc provides the knowledge and skills to equip you for a career in either environmental engineering or environmental science.
Closely aligned with industry's demands, this course meets the needs of:
- urban regeneration
- land contamination management
- environmental protection
- infrastructure investment portfolios in Scotland and worldwide
A distinctive feature of this course is its highly topical nature. Glasgow has been undergoing extensive urban regeneration. This included building on land that's been contaminated in the past. You'll have challenging 'real world' issues to study close to the University. From this experience, you'll become able to translate the principles of environmental engineering that you have learned into national and international context.
You'll follow a curriculum of five core classes and a wide range of optional classes. Each class is taught for two to three hours per week over eight to 11 weeks.
Following successful completion of the taught component, you'll undertake a dissertation from June to August. In addition to the dissertation topics proposed by course leaders and industrial partners, you may propose topics that can be of relevance to your future career or your employer.
For part-time study the modules can be taken over two years (attending classes typically one day per week) with the dissertation completed in Years 2 or 3.
As part of the class Independent Study in Collaboration with Industry you can apply to work with industry projects. Industrial partners often sponsor projects applicable for student dissertations.
One year full-time study involves attendance at classes over two terms, plus a dissertation during the third term.
Part-time (open to UK/EU students only) involves class attendance in Years 1 & 2 and a dissertation in Years 2 or 3.
You can also study this course part-time through online distance learning, over 36 months, offering a flexible learning mode of study.
Our £6 million state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are well-equipped with high-technological instrumentation and available space to investigate:
- environmental & molecular microbiology
- environmental chemistry
- analytical chemistry
- geomechanics & soil quality
- structural design & material science
Discover more about our laboratory facilities.
Living Laboratory for Sustainability
You'll benefit from this innovative initiative which encourages students and researchers to carry out projects that aim to work towards the enhancement of the university's sustainability. Check out some of our students' projects and dissertations.
- Dr Charles Knapp
- Dr Tara Beattie
- Prof Bob Kalin
- Dr Philippe Sentenac
- Dr Christine Switzer
Most of our staff are also part of the Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability & Public Health.
This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree.
For further information, visit the Joint Board of Moderators website.
If you can't attend this course full-time on campus, there are various Flexible Learning options available to you.
Professional Development Courses
This is initially a non-graduating route. You'll register for one 10 credit class at a time, and have the option to build up credits. This will eventually lead to a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc. You can take up to five years to achieve the qualification.
This option is popular with students in employment, who might want to take classes for Continuing Professional Development purposes.
A range of qualifications will be considered for entry.
You can also study this course by Distance Learning, which is based on three years part-time study of 60 credits per year.
This allows you to complete the course by studying online at home at a time that suits you, without attending at our Glasgow campus. This means you can study while balancing your existing work and family commitments. This option is suitable for students located anywhere in the world.