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Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments PGDip

Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Environmental Management Conservation / Protection Of Specific Environments

Course type


Course Summary

This programme provides fundamental and applied training in the science and management of freshwater environments. Be a part of developing interdisciplinary solutions to priority water resource and catchment issues, working in close collaboration with our advisory board of representatives from the water industry.

  • Combine hydrology, geomorphology, biogeochemistry and ecology in this interdisciplinary programme
  • Develop a core understanding of freshwater environmental systems and the key policy and legal frameworks that underpin their management
  • Engage in fieldwork at our research sites ranging from globally rare chalk streams to heavily impacted rivers within London and southern England
  • MSc and PGCert versions of this course are also available


  • Geospatial analysis, remote sensing and environmental modelling software and computing facilities
  • Field equipment and laboratory facilities to analyse environmental samples, the River Laboratory, a micromorphology and micropalaeontology suite and a luminescence dating laboratory
  • Learning resources and libraries at Queen Mary, the University of London and other collections such as the British Library

Career paths

The programme will provide you with knowledge and understanding relevant to employment in organisations in the water sector (for example the Environment Agency, Defra, Natural England, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, water companies and environmental consultancies).

Graduates have secured positions at organisations including:

  • Jacobs
  • Halcrow Group
  • JBA Consulting
  • River Trusts
  • Thames Water, Environment Agency
  • Parish Geomorphic
  • ESIS Inc
  • Affinity Water
  • Wood Group

Different course options

Full time | Mile End | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


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 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject.