Taught course

Water, Energy and the Environment

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Department of Civil Engineering
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Entry requirements (Home)

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.

Entry requirements (International)

LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.

For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.

Months of entry

September

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

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGCert

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090