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MSc Hydrology and Water Resources Management

MSc Hydrology and Water Resources Management

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Hydrology Water Management Resource Management

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc Hydrology and Water Resources Management course is concerned with assessment of the natural distribution of water in time and space, and with evaluating the impact of manmade changes on the distribution and quality of this water. Applied hydrology has traditionally been concerned with floods and water resources. However, hydrologists are increasingly focusing on the problems of pollutant transport in surface water, soils and groundwaters, and wider issues such as the effects of land use and climate change. Hydrology is strongly multidisciplinary, and this course includes a basic treatment of relevant physical and life sciences, mathematical sciences, and systems analysis. All of our MSc courses are career-orientated and cover both theoretical background and practical design considerations. Lectures are given mainly by full-time staff but important contributions are made by visiting professors and guest lecturers who are eminent industrialists. Many of our students continue their studies to undertake research towards a PhD. This degree is professionally accredited by the following organisations: Institution of Civil Engineers; Institution of Structural Engineers; Institute of Highway Engineers and The Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation. Assessment methods involve the following: A research dissertation and poster; Group projects and presentations; Individual and group coursework assignments; Laboratory practicals and Written examinations.

Different course options

Full time | South Kensington Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Agriculture and Water - Core
Contaminated Land and Groundwater - Core
Water Resources Management - Core
Water Quality Engineering and Ecohydrology - Core
Design Project Hydrology - Core
Environmental Fluid Mechanics - Core
Environmental Management in Developing Countries - Core
Groundwater Flow and Quality Modelling - Core
Hydrogeology and Groundwater - Core
Hydro informatics - Core
Hydrological Processes - Core
Hydrometry - Core
Mathematical and Statistical Modelling - Core
Meterology and Climate Change - Core
Rainfall-Runoff Modelling and Flood Hydrology - Core
Research Dissertation - Core
Stochastic Hydrology - Core
Study Tour - Core
Urban Hydrology and Urban Drainage - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum requirement of 2.1 degree in civil engineering, natural sciences, earth sciences or a numerate discipline. A suitable grounding in mathematics is required, for example: A-level Mathematics grade A or B. Relevant industrial/professional experience may also be considered.