What Will You Study
This scheme combines modules in hydrology, water quality and ecology with a research project tailored towards developing skills relevant to a career in the UK or international water sector. You will be taught by world experts in the field, including staff from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (within LEC) and industry leader JBA Consulting. Your specialised project (including placements) benefits from our strong research links with organisations such as Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, United Utilities, JBA Consulting, Environment Agency, Defra and Government Research Councils.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Lake Ecology
- Groundwater Resources and Protection
- Integrated Systems for Sustainable Surface Water Management
- Catchment Protection (field course)
- Modelling Environmental Processes
- Forecasting and Extreme Event Response
- Environmental Management
- Dissertation Project
- Contaminated Land and Remediation
- Perspectives on Environment and Development
- Data assimilation and integration
- Behaviour of Pollutants in the Environment
- Environmental Sampling and Analysis for Trace Organics
- Pollution Microbiology
- Environmental Auditing
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
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.
- Biological Science : PhD
- Conservation and Biodiversity : MSc
- Ecology (by research) : MSc
- Environment and Development : MA
- Environment and Development : MSc
- Environment and Law : LLM
- Environment, Culture and Society : MA
- Environmental Management : MSc
- Environmental Science : PhD
- Environmental Science (by research) : MSc (research)
- Flood and Coastal Risk Management : PgCert
- Food Challenges for the 21st Century : PgCert
- Geography : PhD
- Human Rights and the Environment : LLM
- Plant Sciences (by research) : MSc (research)
- Volcanology and Geological Hazards : MSc
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