MSc Water and Environmental Management

General information

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.

Why choose this course?

  • Ideal course for graduates looking for a career as managers responsible for the  environmental management of  water resources, catchments and river basins;
  • Also suitable for professionals who already have experience in environmental water management;
  • This route prepares you for all aspects of environmental management in the water industry;
  • Accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

Course structure
The structure of the master is based on six core modules and a choice of three taught modules from specialists ones. To obtain a Masters degree you need to carry out a supervised research project comprising of another taught module, research methods and a 10.000-15.000 word research project. If you do not want to carry out a research project you may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma.

The programme approach integrates blended learning, combining face-to-face teaching and tutorials with online learning materials, easy contact with tutors and online submission of assignments. All modules are delivered as intensive two or three day short courses that run primarily on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Core Modules Optional Modules
Environmental Management Tools and Methods Ecology and Conservation
Environmental Policy and Governance Environmental Management Tools and Methods
Foundation in Environmental Auditing Integrated Waste and Pollution Management
Management Skills for Environmental Management Research Methods
Research Methods Sustainability and Environmental Systems
Sustainability and Environmental Systems Water and Environmental Management Individual Research Project
Water Pollution Control  
Water Resources  
Water and Environmental Management Individual Research Project  

Three modules are Accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and when you successfully complete these modules you can apply for Associate Membership of IEMA . When you graduate you become eligible to apply for Graduate membership of Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) CIWEM.

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0521 - Ecology", "0522 - Conservation and environmental management

Venue

Venue: University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom

School of Life and Medical Sciences
Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AB

Application


Cost:

Full time course

  • UK/EU Students: £6.575 (FT)
    Part time: If you decide to study this course on a part time basis you will be charged on a modular basis. The cost is £680 for each 15-credit module
  • International Students: £12.500. Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration. 

Prerequisites:

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.

Degree Requirements
A first or second class degree in any subject. Applicants with other qualifications and relevant experience will be considered individually by the Programme Tutor. Accredited Prior Learning (APCL) is available for those who already have associate membership of IEMA.

Language Requirements
An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent will be required If English is not the first language.


Application Procedure:

You can download the application form or, for some courses, apply online directly from the web page of the course. When you have completed your pdf application form, please send it to: University of Hertfordshire, Student Centre, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AB, UK.

International students should make sure to include the following documents:

  • Completed UH application form
  • Academic transcripts (1 for undergraduate and 2 for postgraduate study)
  • Evidence of English language qualification 
  • Personal statement
  • References
  • Copy of passport photo page
  • Proof of sponsorship, if applicable
  • Previous Study in UK form (if you have ever studied in the UK before)

Grant Opportunities:

Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students here.


Regulations:

The programme approach integrates blended learning, combining face-to-face teaching and tutorials with online learning materials, easy contact with tutors and online submission of assignments. All modules are delivered as intensive two or three day short courses that run primarily on Fridays and Saturdays.

Full-time students attend tutorials in the weeks following a short course, receiving face-to-face support.

Part-time students attend courses at the University for only about six working days a year. These students complete their assignments through making use of our outstanding virtual learning environment Studynet and keeping in remote contact with tutors. Most part time students complete this course within 2 years but you are given a maximum of 5 to complete.

Assessment is primarily by assignments, often directly related to environmental management in the workplace or field. These can include reports, essays, seminars and online tests.

You have access to excellent University facilities including a field station, laboratories and state of the art Learning Resource Centres.

Each module can be studied individually as a stand-alone course, please enquire for further details.

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Assessment:

Assessment is primarily by assignments, often directly related to environmental management in the workplace or field. These can include reports, essays, seminars and online tests.


Qualification: Master of Science
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