Taught course

Sustainable Water Management

Lancaster University · Lancaster Environment Centre

Entry requirements

Upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. We can also consider applicants with a lower second class (or equivalent) if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work).

Months of entry


Course content

This scheme combines modules in hydrology, water quality and ecology with a research project tailored towards developing skills relevant to a career in the UK or international water sector.

You will be taught by world experts in the field, including staff from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (within LEC) and industry leader JBA Consulting.

Your specialised project (including placements) benefits from our strong research links with organisations such as Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, United Utilities, JBA Consulting, Environment Agency, Defra and Government Research Councils.

Core modules include:

  • Lake Ecology
  • Groundwater Resources and Protection
  • Integrated Systems for Sustainable Surface Water Management
  • Catchment Protection (field course)
  • Modelling Environmental Processes
  • Forecasting and Extreme Event Response
  • Environmental Management
  • Dissertation Project

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,500 per year
International students
£19,500 per year

Please visit our website for information on: Postgraduate Fees & Funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 510257