Taught course

River Environments and their Management

University of Birmingham · School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally a good Honours degree in Geography or a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Using a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes, fieldwork, group projects and an individual research-based thesis, this programme aims to provide the necessary appreciation of the environmental management of rivers. It provides comprehensive coverage of environmental management of rivers suitable for recent graduates and those with some experience of the water engineering or environmental management industries, who wish to gain a broader appreciation of river environmental management.

Modules are taught over the entire semester allowing for development of ideas and additional reading. Modules are also open to occasional students:

  • Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions (10 credits)
  • Surface Water Hydrology (10 credits)
  • River Ecology (10 credits)
  • Fluvial Geomorphology (10 credits)
  • Biogeochemical Cycling (10 credits)
  • Advances in Water Sciences (10 credits)
  • River Restoration (10 credits)
  • Water Quality Management (10 credits)
  • Research and Management in Rivers (20 credits)
  • Environmental Analysis and Modelling (20 credits)
  • Research Thesis (60 credits)

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Information for international students

International students can find details of scholarships at www.international.birmingham.ac.uk/scholarships

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005