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Water and Environmental Management

This programme provides the skills and knowledge required for a career in water and environmental management. You will acquire academic and practical skills, as well as developing a detailed knowledge of fundamental environmental processes and the ways in which these need to be managed sustainably. The programme is taught by leading practitioners, which may include personnel from the Environment Agency and the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The MSc addresses the complex issue of water and environmental security in a changing world. Applicants may wish to apply to become members of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.

Visit the Department of Civil Engineering website to learn more about the MSc in Water and Environmental Management. (

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in engineering or science. Other disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Course modules

Core units provide a common platform of underpinning skills and knowledge at master's level in the basics of water and environmental management. These units provide you with mathematics, computing and research skills, together with a firm understanding of fundamental processes that govern water movement through the atmosphere, atmosphere-biosphere interactions and water flows through river catchments. These units also explore how this fundamental understanding leads to environmental management, policy and legislation at local, national and international levels.

Optional units provide specialist knowledge in a range of carefully chosen options, from which you will be able to select two units. Finally, you will complete a research-based dissertation.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Water and Environmental Management. (

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