MSc Sustainable Water Management

MSc Sustainable Water Management

Our water systems are under increasing pressure from a variety of sources including climate change, population growth, and waste. Recent weather events in the UK and abroad, for example, have highlighted the need for urgent innovative solutions to minimise the impact of flooding on communities and ecosystems. 

The MSc Sustainable Water Management is designed to equip you with the tools to tackle the complex environmental and socio-economic challenges related to water resource management, from flood management and hydraulic modelling to climate resilience and ecosystem-based adaptation.

Through this MSc you will gain the skills and knowledge required to solve complex issues in sustainable water management including water security, the impacts of climate and land use change on water resources, flood risk, water pollution, maintaining ecosystem services, and related management approaches.  With three distinct pathways available, you can choose your courses based on your particular interests:

  • Hydrological sciences pathway – focus on the technical and environmental science skills
  • Water and Society pathway – focus on socio-economic aspects of sustainability
  • Open pathway – a mix of both hydrological sciences and socio-economic aspects

The MSc Sustainable Water Management is founded on the School of Geosciences’ strong international profile in hydrology and water resource management. You will also avail of the excellent interdisciplinary strengths in cognate areas of water science, policy and water resources law through optional courses offered by other Schools across the University, which contribute a strong interdisciplinary dimension to the programme.

Learn more and apply for this programme on our prospectus page