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MScWater and Environmental Management (15 months)

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Environmental water management is of increasing importance to all types of organisations in the UK and throughout the world. There is a growing need for qualified and trained environmental water managers.
The MSc Water and Environmental Management course focuses on sound water management and the requirements of sustainable development. You acquire expertise in the choice, design and implementation of a range of environmental management tools and methods including environmental impact assessment, integrated catchment management and environmentally sensitive river management.
Whether you are a graduate looking for a career in environmental water management or a professional who already has experience in this area the course advances your knowledge and skills so that you can develop your career in implementing environmentally sustainable solutions in business and organisations around the world. Studying on the MSc Water and Environmental Management course is the first step to becoming a Chartered Environmentalist.
Three modules are Accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and when you successfully complete these modules you can apply for Associate Membership of IEMA . When you graduate you become eligible to apply for Graduate membership of Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) CIWEM.
The structure of the MSc Environmental Management degrees is based on six core modules and a choice of three taught modules from specialists ones. Students will begin their studies, for both full-time and part time students, with a core module in Sustainability and Environmental Systems. To obtain a Masters degree you need to carry out a supervised research project comprising of another taught module, research methods and a 10,000-15,000 word research project. The project can be based on an environmental management issue that interests you or is relevant to your organisation. If you do not want to carry out a research project you may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma.

Programme structure

Year 1

Environmental Management Tools and Methods
Environmental Policy and Governance
Foundation in Environmental Auditing
Management Skills for Environmental Management
Water Pollution Control
Water Resources


Ecology and Conservation
Environmental Management Tools and Methods
Integrated Waste and Pollution Management
Research Methods
Sustainability and Environmental Systems
Water and Environmental Management Individual Research Project

Career opportunities

Graduates have gained employment in a wide variety of sectors including Water companies, environment agencies, consultancy, NGOs, local government, and many other areas of the private and public sector employment.
Former students have made impressive environmental improvements and large savings for their companies while studying on the programme, and several have achieved significant promotion within their companies.

Apply now! Spring semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Feb 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States