MSc Water and Environmental Management

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Faculty Faculty of Engineering
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Start date September 2021

Programme overview

This MSc provides skills and knowledge to support your career in the field of water and environmental management. The content of the programme has been designed to help you develop a detailed knowledge of fundamental environmental processes, as well as policy, regulation and other tools. 

A key focus is on how you can contribute to sustainable management of water resources and other aspects of environmental management. Teaching covers both academic and practical skills. Teaching staff include leading water and environment researchers at the University of Bristol as well as practitioners with experience in private and government sectors, both in the UK and overseas.

Students 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 2021/22

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2021/22 are as follows:

UK: full-time
£11,700
Overseas (including EU): full-time
£24,700
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£14,240

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.

Alumni scholarship

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 2021/22

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

Core units provide a common platform of underpinning skills and knowledge at a postgraduate level to help you understand the basic principles of water and environmental management and the complexity and interdisciplinary skills required to work in this field. These units include mathematics and computing skills to support modelling and statistical analysis, along with the fundamental processes that govern water movement through the atmosphere, atmosphere-biosphere interactions and surface and groundwater water flows through catchments. 

Core units also explore how this knowledge is used to develop and implement environmental policies, regulations and plans, and to manage water and environmental values. You will also choose from a selection of optional units, which in recent years have covered integrated catchment management, environmental systems and ecosystem services and water and wastewater management. Finally, you will complete a supervised research-based dissertation. 

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Water and Environmental Management.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in engineering or science. Other disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should also have experience of Water and/or Hydro related study, which may be demonstrated by modules within their undergraduate degree or additional projects and/or experience.

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:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

The programme is aimed at those planning to become a high-level practitioner in either the private or public sector and allows graduates to pursue both technical and policy/management career paths. Graduates of the course now work for consultancies and professional service firms, water companies and government agencies, with some choosing to further their research interests via doctoral research.

How to apply
Application deadline: 31 July 2021 for International applicants. 19 August 2021 for UK applicants. Early applications recommended; places may fill before the deadline. As students from different regions tend to apply at different points in the application period, applications from some regions may close earlier in the year.

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Contact details

For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1649 Email: choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk

School website: School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Department website: Department of Civil Engineering

International students

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.

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