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New Course Development: Postgraduate Diploma course in Circular Economy and Recycling Technologies


In September 2021, the School of Chemistry is delighted to be offering a new blended Postgraduate Diploma course in Circular Economy and Recycling Technologies (60 ECTS).

The main goal of this course is to provide necessary education in the Circular Economy and recycling technologies area. The course will involve teaching of relevant aspects of Circular Economy areas including waste management, waters and sludge treatment. The course will examine the recycling, reprocessing and remanufacturing processes as well as designs to recover and reuse materials.

Waste management, scarcity of resources, minimizing emissions and energy use, while maximizing selective reuse and recycling processes are extremely important for further economic growth, reduction of environmental impacts and to tackle climate disruption.

The Circular Economy concept offers alternative solution. The concept’s main goal to is keep products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value by closing the loop of product life cycles. It aims to do this by gradually decoupling economic activity from the consumption of finite resources and designing waste out of the system. Underpinned by a transition to renewable energy sources, the circular model builds economic, natural, and social capital. It is based on three principles:
(1) Designing out waste and pollution
(2) Keeping products and materials in use
(3) Regenerating natural systems

This course draws on expertise across the Schools of Chemistry, Engineering, Geology and Physics to offer students an multidisciplinary perspective on the global and environmental issues that face all sectors for the Circular Economy concept to be implemented. For more information on this course and the application process, please fill out the expression of interest form below.

See the Course Brochure for a full course description.

If you are interested in finding out more about our Taught Masters Programmes, please complete the Expression of Interest Form

The School of Chemistry has a vibrant postgraduate research community with approximately 100 students undertaking an M.Sc. or Ph.D. by research. For details on how to apply, funding opportunities etc., visit our Information Page for Prospective Postgraduate Students