Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with relevant professional experience in aquatic science or environmental management will also be considered.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Environmental issues such as pollution, habitat degradation, climate change and invasive species threaten the quality sustainability of our aquatic resources. Responding to these threats the Aquatic Science MSc equips students with an interdisciplinary understanding of the structure and functioning of aquatic environments, encompassing lakes, ponds, rivers, wetlands, groundwaters, estuaries and shallow seas.

The Aquatic Science MSc is run by UCL Geography which enjoys an outstanding international reputation for its aquatic environmental research and teaching. The degree has a strong emphasis on field working and on the aquisition of key practical skills with three major residential classes to the North Norfolk Coast, Scottish Highlands and Dorset.

The programme is taught by world-leading researchers specialising in Recent Environmental Change and Biodiversity and Environmental Modelling and Observation and has specialist input from the Thames Estuary Partnership

Speakers from environmental organisations including the Environment Agency, the Rivers Trusts, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, the UK Wildlife Trusts, National Trust and Natural England lecture on the programme and take part in fieldwork. The course also has a great network of past students who keep in touch with the current student cohort as part of re-union and course events. By bringing together students (present and past), researchers and practitioners, a vibrant and informal academic environment is created encouraging mutual discovery and ongoing debate.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical classes, laboratory sessions, case-studies and residential field classes. Assessment is through coursework and the dissertation, which includes an oral presentation of the research proposal.

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)20 3370 1214