MSc, PgDip, PgCert Water, Energy & the Environment

General information

The Masters programme in Water Energy and the Environment is designed to help you become a competent environmental engineer and manager, by giving you a sound knowledge of the fundamental engineering and scientific principles, together with the ability to apply these to design, construction, assessment, analysis, operation and management.

Your tutors are based within the School of the Built Environment. This School is recognised as a leading contributor of enhanced applied and ‘blue skies’ knowledge, blending traditional built environment fields of research with innovative and highly advanced areas of engineering.

The School also enjoys a strong record in business partnering with several local, national and international organisations, particularly through the DTI Knowledge Transfer Partnership Scheme. These projects are aimed at adding value to the business through the delivery of innovative solutions and the provision of a creative working environment.

Core modules:

  • Research Methodology
  • Research Project / dissertation
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Sustainable Infrastructure in Developing Countries
  • River Basin Management
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Energy Management
  • Environmental Systems
Learning outcome:

As a result of your studies, you can expect to develop an adequate and sound understanding of the relevant engineering and scientific principles as well as the relevant legal processes and their related legislation. You will also develop a critical awareness of current environmental thinking in the context of water, energy and land. You will also gain:

  • An understanding of the principles of operational management and sound decision taking and begin exploring the complex situations that may be encountered.
  • Advanced logical and analytical abilities, plus an enhanced sense of enquiry and ability for original and creative thought.
  • The conceptual tools to cope both with rapid technological change and unpredictable situations.
  • The capacity to manage your own development and apply prior knowledge and experience within the programme.

Graduate employment. The MSc in Water, Energy and the Environment is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). The School has a long history of association with CIWEM, and several LJMU graduates have won CIWEM sponsored national prizes for excellence and achievement. This is a direct reflection of the facilities and teaching environment available to students at LJMU. Graduates from this programme now have roles including: civil engineer, project coordinator, project manager, regulator analyst and surveyor, primarily at United Utilities and also at The Environment Partnership.


The programme has two principal aims. First, to equip you with the necessary competencies and skills to analyse, assess and manage all principal aspects within the fields of water, energy and the environment. Second, to give you the professional skills, knowledge and experience to both meet the current demands of industry and influence possible future trends.

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

0713 - Offshore and renewable energy", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions", "0522 - Conservation and environmental management


Venue: Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool, United Kingdom

School of the Built Environment
Byrom Street
, Liverpool
 L3 3AF



Tuition fees 2016/2017

  • UK/EU students: £5.750
  • International students: £12.360


Degree Requirements 
An Honours degree in an appropriate subject with a minimum 2.2 classification or a professional qualification of equivalent standing with a minimum of two years relevant experience. 

Language Requirements
Non-UK applicants will be expected to have demonstrated competence in English language equivalent to a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (Minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent. Applicants who have studied and successfully achieved a UK degree within 24 months of the start of the MSc are exempt from this requirement.

All infromation about the entry requirements can be found here

Application Procedure:

Applications are made using the online application form.

Guidance notes

  • You should include all the required qualifications, grades, skills and the date thar you successfully completed your course(s). 
  • If you are an International Student, your Passport details and/or International Agent Number will be required as well.
  • You will be asked to give details of why you want to study the programme. Please make sure you include in here any relevant skills or work experience you have.
  • A pre-written Personal Statement can be copied and pasted into your application in the appropriate section of the online form.

An interview may form part of the application process for this programme.

Grant Opportunities:

All full and part-time students enrolled on postgraduate taught programmes at LJMU are liable to pay an annual tuition fee. You can opt to pay your tuition fees in full at the start of each academic year or pay by instalments. If you need advice about how you will pay your tuition fees, please email LJMU’s Student Funding Team as soon as possible.

Sources of funding


Academic level: Master


Both individual and group feedback on the assignments will also add to your knowledge base. Assessment also includes unseen written examinations, assignments and reflective learning journals.

Qualification: Master of Science
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