|Study location||United Kingdom, Southampton (Highfield campus)|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£19,570 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
An upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in Environmental Sciences, Geography, Zoology, Oceanography, Biology, Geology or Physics
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
Water Resources Management is designed for students wishing to pursue careers in the water industry, either in the UK or overseas. These include assisting with water quality monitoring, working with companies to ensure compliance with European water directives and restoring degraded wetland habitats for wildlife conservation.Emphasis is placed on building a sound scientific basis alongside practical application. This programme provides excellent preparation for careers in the industry in numerous and diverse roles.
Programme aims to:
1. provide you with a thorough understanding of the functioning and management of the environment, based on firm interdisciplinary foundations
2. give you the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and understanding in a chosen area of the environmental sciences, whilst maintaining a broader view of the environment on an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary basis
3. provide you with knowledge and understanding of the interactions of the environment and society
4. enable you to undertake a substantial research project during your year of study
5. produce graduates who can think critically about the environment in the contemporary world and are able to pursue independent study in the subject with enthusiasm
6. provide opportunities to recognise and develop the key skills necessary for graduates to be capable of reaching their full potentials and play a full role in society including careers in environmental and other professions, industry and commerce.
The academic year for students on the MSc programme is divided into three parts: two semesters of taught modules (which are a mix of compulsory and optional topics) followed by a period of self-directed study for the Advanced Research Project over the summer. We encourage you to conduct your research projects with external organisations and potential employers. You are not required to submit a dissertation but instead write a research article (7,000 words maximum) in the style of a peer-reviewed journal for submission in September. This article contributes one-third of the marks towards your MSc degree and is therefore a key component of your studies.