Sustainable Water Management MSc
This scheme combines modules in hydrology, water quality and ecology with a research project tailored towards developing skills relevant to a career in the water sector, either in the UK or mainland Europe.
You will be taught by world experts in the field, including staff from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (within the Lancaster Environment Centre) and industry leader JBA Consulting.
Your specialised project will benefit from our strong research links with organisations such as Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, United Utilities, JBA Consulting, the Environment Agency, Defra and the UK Government Research Councils. Some projects involve placements within the organisations.
As an MSc SWM student you become an associate member of the LEC Water and Soil Sciences Group and are invited to all of our research and social activities.
Core modules:Dissertation Project
plus, choose at least four fromCatchment Protection (field course)Environmental ManagementFlood Forecasting and Flood Risk ManagementGroundwater Resources and ProtectionLake EcologyModelling Environmental ProcessesOne of six modules on river, floodplain and coastal risk management taught by JBA Consulting
Two optional modules from the following (subject to change)Behaviour of Pollutants in the EnvironmentConservation BiologyContaminated Land and RemediationData Assimilation and IntegrationEnvironmental Applications of Isotope GeochemistryEnvironmental AuditingEnvironmental Sampling and Analysis for Trace OrganicsFood Security, Agriculture and Climate ChangeGeoinformaticsGeological HazardsHabitat ManagementInternational Environmental LawPerspectives on Environment and DevelopmentPollution MicrobiologyRenewable EnergySustainable Soil Management
- Biological Science : PhD
- Contamination, Risk Assessment and Remediation : MSc
- Contamination, Risk Assessment and Remediation : PGCert
- Data Science for the Environment : MSc
- Ecology (by research) : MSc
- Ecology and Conservation : MSc
- Ecology and Conservation : PGCert
- Energy and the Environment : MSc
- Environment and Development : MSc
- Environment and Development : PGCert
- Environment and Development : MA
- Environmental Management and Consultancy : MA
- Environmental Science : PhD
- Environmental Science (by research) : MSc (research)
- Environmental Science and Technology : MSc
- Environmental Science and Technology : PGCert
- Environmental and Biochemical Toxicology : MSc
- Geography : PhD
- Plant Sciences (by research) : MSc (research)
- Resource and Environmental Management : MSc
- Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security : MSc
- Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security : PGCert
- Sustainable Water Management : PGCert
- Volcanology and Geological Hazards : MSc
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For Entry: 2015
Director of Studies: Dr Nick Chappell.
Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time.
Entry requirements: Upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. We can also consider applicants with a lower second class (or equivalent) if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work).
IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.
Assessment: Coursework, presentations, examinations and dissertation
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
Duration: Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)
Department: Lancaster Environment Centre
Phone: +44 (0)1524 510257
For information on the course structure as followed by our current students, please see Lancaster University's Online Courses Handbook