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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 overseas.

You will be taught by world experts in the field, including staff from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology within the Lancaster Environment Centre.

Your projects and optional work placements will benefit from our strong research links with organisations such as United Utilities, the Environment Agency, Defra and the UK Government Research Councils.

As an MSc SWM student you become an associate member of the Centre for Sustainable Water Management and are invited to all of our research and social activities.

Core modules:

Dissertation Project

plus, choose at least four from

Catchment Protection (field course)
Flood Forecasting and Flood Risk Management
Groundwater Resources and Protection
Lake Ecology
Modelling Environmental Processes
Sustainable Water Management: Concepts, Governance and Practice

Optional modules:

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 ManagementEnvironmental Sampling and Analysis for Trace OrganicsFood Security, Agriculture and Climate ChangeGeoinformaticsGeological HazardsHabitat ManagementInternational Environmental LawInternational Summer School: Food Security and Environmental Issues in ChinaNumerical skillsPerspectives on Environment and DevelopmentPollution MicrobiologyRenewable EnergySustainable Soil Management

Please see Postgraduate Module Guide for further information