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Master in Sustainability and Water Security

Type
Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)
Language

English

Duration 2 semesters
Entry level Bachelor
Cost International students - 18150 €, UK/EU students - 7650 €

Securing access to clean water for all is a Sustainable Development Goal and one the most important sustainability questions worldwide.

Develop your ability to analyse, evaluate, and critically review theory and policy debates relating to sustainability.  You will be able to draw on international perspectives and examples of best practice in relation to methods of evaluation and assessment of water sustainability.

You will design and plan interventions for creating change to promote greater water security across different scales in various parts of the world, including in post-conflict regions. You will design and complete a dissertation to address significant areas of the theory and practice of water management under the supervision of leading experts in the field.

This course will be taught in close cooperation with the University's world-leading Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science (a UNESCO category 2 Water Centre).

In 2015, all UN countries pledged support for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to achieve a more prosperous future for all while protecting natural resources. This course aligns itself closely to these goals and you will have the opportunity to learn more about them during your studies.

CEPMLP has been a global voice of energy law and policy since 1977. We are now working towards the transition to low-carbon economies worldwide. With over 6,000 postgraduate alumni from more than 50 countries, we prepare our graduates for high–profile careers in the public and private sectors.

Teaching

Teaching methods include:

  • lectures
  • student-led presentations
  • individual study
  • group work
  • role-play exercises
  • simulations
  • internships
  • talks by invited speakers
  • independent study

Your core modules are taught by CEPMLP staff, but your optional modules can be taught by a wide range of recognised specialists from across the University, depending on the subjects you choose.

Assessment

Assessment styles include:

  • individual essays
  • practical assignments
  • exams
  • group exercises
  • peer group assessment
  • a dissertation on a topic of your own choice

Dissertations can be very diverse, and include formal hypothesis-led research projects, theory or literature-based projects, case-study assessment and advanced professional practice evaluations. Your choice of dissertation is discussed between you and your academic supervisor.

Structural components
Thesis/Dissertation
Internship/Workplace experience
Research Project

Prerequisites

ISCED Categories

Project management
Policy and governance
Marine and maritime law
Conservation and environmental management