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MSc Water and Environmental Management

MSc Water and Environmental Management

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Studies Environmental Management

Course type


Course Summary

Programme overview

This Programme provides skills and knowledge to support your career in the field of water and environmental management. The content of the programme has been designed to help you develop a detailed knowledge of fundamental environmental processes, as well as policy, regulation and other tools.

A key focus is on how you can contribute to sustainable management of water resources and other aspects of environmental management. Teaching covers both academic and practical skills. Teaching staff include leading water and environment researchers at the University of Bristol as well as practitioners with experience in private and government sectors, both in the UK and overseas.

Students may wish to apply to become members of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.


The programme is aimed at those planning to become a high-level practitioner in either the private or public sector and allows graduates to pursue both technical and policy/management career paths. Graduates of the course now work for consultancies and professional service firms, water companies and government agencies, with some choosing to further their research interests via doctoral research.


The main aim of the module is to enable students to understand the hydrological processes that govern water movement through the terrestrial biosphere such that they are able to evaluate the relative contribution of different processes to the hydrological cycle, apply basic models to predict streamflow and groundwater flow responses to rainfall/recharge events, and complete simple hydrological analyses for the purposes of engineering hydrologic design.

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Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in Engineering or Science. Applicants must be able to demonstrate academic experience in Water/Hydro fields - this can be evidenced by modules in relevant subjects where applicants have achieved a 2:1 or international equivalent. Other highly relevant modules in subjects such as Environmental/Agricultural Management, Maths, Programming, Sciences, Geology and Meteorology may also be considered. Applicants with a lower class of degree with relevant work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.