Taught course

Water, Energy and the Environment

Liverpool John Moores University · Department of the Built Environment

Entry 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.

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

Months of entry


Course content

Study fundamental engineering and scientific principles at postgraduate level on this Masters at Liverpool John Moores University. The course provides CIWEM accreditation as an environmental engineer and has close links with industry.

  • Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
  • Curriculum informed by the School’s close partnerships with industry and knowledge of professional practice
  • Extensive industry partnerships in the public and private sectors
  • Internationally acclaimed research carried out by Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies Research Centre (BEST)
  • Several graduates have won CIWEM sponsored national prizes for excellence and achievement reflecting the high quality of the course

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.

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.

You will develop enhanced analytical and technical skills as well as developing the higher level managerial and decision-making skills necessary to ensure that sound judgements are carried through into the relevant operational activities.

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.

Information for international students

LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting our pages for International students for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please contact the Faculty of Engineering and Technology for up to date information regarding fees. The Faculty can be contacted by email at fetadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk or telephone 0151 231 2777.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations40
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation (15000 words)

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090