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.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year or 15 months full-time 2 years part-time

Module Details:

  • Sustainability and Environmental Systems 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Research Methods 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Foundation in Environmental Auditing 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Environmental Policy and Governance 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Environmental Management Tools and Methods 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Water Pollution Control 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Water Resources 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Water and Environmental Management Individual Research Project 45 Credits Compulsory
  • Managing Change for Environmental Management 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Study Skills 0 Credits Compulsory
  • Sustainable Energy 15 Credits Optional
  • Integrated Waste and Pollution Management 15 Credits Optional
  • Ecology and Conservation 15 Credits Optional
  • Environmental Management Systems Implementation 15 Credits Optional
  • Agriculture and Environment 15 Credits Optional

Student Destinations

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.


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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 2.2 degree in any subject.

Applicants with other qualifications and relevant experience will be considered individually by the Programme Tutor. Accredited Prior Learning (APL) is available for those who already have associate membership of IEMA.

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