MSc in Water and Environmental Management

This programme addresses the complex issue of water and environmental security in a changing world. It will help you become a high-level practitioner in water and environmental management and gain advanced skills and knowledge in the fundamental engineering principles that underpin this field.

Our experts

Over the duration of the programme you'll be taught by academics in the field of water and environmental management, such as:

Our industry experts

A large part of the programme is taught by leading practitioners in the field, regular experts have been:

Our students' projects

On this programme you'll have the opportunity to work on fascinating and wide-ranging projects. Below are some examples from our previous students:

  • Sanitation in less economic developed countries

    Supervised by: John Henry Looney

    Wherever the Need (WTN), a UK charity that focuses on providing sanitation in the poorest part of India, Serra Leone and Kenya, claims that sanitation is the first step out of poverty and to achieve a long-term sustainable solution, the concept of Ecological Sanitation (EcoSan) has been adopted. This project analyses these offerings with a view to suggesting improvements.

  • Global Precipitation Measurement

    Supervised by: Miguel Rico-Ramirez

    Historically, observations of precipitation have been an important focus of meteorology and engineering hydrology. However, the limited networks of surface instrumentation mean that a comprehensive description of global precipitation can only be achieved from the vantage point of space. In 2014, the GPM core observatory satellite was launched. As a new generation of global satellite precipitation products provider, it will set a new standard for precipitation measurement from space.

The programme director is Dr Ross Woods from the Department of Civil Engineering.


Applicants for 2019/20 who are resident in the UK should note that scholarships are offered by the British Hydrological Society, in association with JBA Trust. For details, see

Applicants for 2019/20 from developing Commonwealth countries should note the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme. For details see

Since completing the MSc, I have been successful in securing a job with one of the world’s leading environmental and engineering consultancies. Taking this course was a major factor in that success.

Tim John (MSc in Water and Environmental Management)
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