MSc Water and Environmental ManagementFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering|
|Programme length||One year full-time|
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||No, full-time only|
|Start date||September 2019|
This programme provides the skills and knowledge required for a career in water and environmental management. You will acquire academic and practical skills, as well as developing a detailed knowledge of fundamental environmental processes and the ways in which these need to be managed sustainably. The programme is taught by leading practitioners, which may include personnel from the Environment Agency and the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The MSc addresses the complex issue of water and environmental security in a changing world. Applicants may wish to apply to become members of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.
Visit the Department of Civil Engineering website to learn more about the MSc in Water and Environmental Management.
Fees for 2019/20
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2019/20 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time
- Overseas: full-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2019/20
Hydrology studentships are available from the British Hydrological Society, JBA Trust and the Environment Agency. Apply online before the deadline of 15 July.
Applicants for the studentship must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years prior to the start of the studentship.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
Core units provide a common platform of underpinning skills and knowledge at master's level in the basics of water and environmental management. These units provide you with mathematics, computing and research skills, together with a firm understanding of fundamental processes that govern water movement through the atmosphere, atmosphere–biosphere interactions and water flows through river catchments. These units also explore how this fundamental understanding leads to environmental management, policy and legislation at local, national and international levels.
Optional units provide specialist knowledge in a range of carefully chosen options, from which you will be able to select two units. Finally, you will complete a research-based dissertation.
The method of teaching this programme is to focus on each unit for a concentrated period of time (typically, two to three weeks) before moving on to the next unit, rather than the traditional method of teaching several units in parallel.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Water and Environmental Management.
An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in engineering or science. Other disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
The programme 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. Students who have completed this programme have gone on to work for government agencies both in the UK and overseas, for water companies and for environmental consultancies.
18 August 2019: UK and EU applicants
31 July 2019: International applicants (who require a Tier 4 visa)
These deadlines dates have been set to allow you to obtain your visa and arrive to start your programme on time.
Early application recommended; places may fill before our deadlines.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
- General Engineering:
- 38% of research is world-leading (4*)
- 55% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
- 6% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
- 1% of research is recognised nationally (1*)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.
Get in touch
For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1649 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org