Highly skilled water scientists and engineers are vital for the conservation and enhancement of our aquatic environment, both locally and globally. This MSc will provide you with the ability to assess the potential and existing impacts on the water environment from industrial practices, abstraction and agriculture. You will explore the scientific and engineering management of our aquatic resources and gain an in-depth understanding of freshwater ecosystems, visit river restoration sites and examine the state of fisheries. This programme provides you with a dynamic education, where innovative lecturers teach you the professional skills to follow a rewarding career as a water-focused environmental scientist.
The MSc Water Resources Management is one of the specialist degree titles available within our Environment and Sustainability Programme Suite. The Suite is managed by the School of Geography and Environmental Science within the Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, but draws on contributions from across the university. The degree will provide you with a flexible set of coherent module choices that prepare you for employment in the environmental sector. Taught by research-active, world-class academic experts from multidisciplinary backgrounds, the programme will equip you with applied skills as well as specialised problem-solving and critical thinking skills, for tackling environmental management and sustainability issues. Typical careers are in the public, private and third sectors as well as national and international agencies.
The aims of the programme are to:
- provide you with a thorough understanding of the functioning and management of the environment, based on firm interdisciplinary foundations
- give you the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and understanding in a chosen area of the environmental and sustainability sciences, whilst maintaining a broader view of the environment on an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary basis
- provide you with knowledge and understanding of the interactions between environment and society
- enable you to undertake a substantial research project during your year of study
- 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
- 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
- provide an education suitable for a wide variety of careers in the environment, with a view to employment following graduation.
You can apply for this course through the University of Southampton's online postgraduate application system. For more background and detailed information, visit how to apply.
The deadline for applications is the 31st July each year.
Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.
Upper Second Class Honours degree in a science related subject from an approved University. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.
Applications are assessed on an individual basis and we encourage candidates with alternative qualifications plus relevant experience in the environmental sector to apply.
An upper second-class honours degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in Environmental Sciences, Geography, Zoology, Oceanography, Biology, Geology or Physics.
A first class honours degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University and/or interview are normally required for applicants with an Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering or Mathematics degree.
Applications are assessed on an individual basis and we encourage candidates with alternative qualifications plus relevant experience in the environmental sector to apply. Students holding qualifications in non-Science or non-Engineering based subjects areas are normally only eligible to apply for the MSc Integrated Environmental Studies (from the five Environmental Science MSc courses available).
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate that they have sufficient command of English to undertake the course, for example, through an overall IELTS test score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in every component) or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.