Taught course

River Environments and their Management

Institution
University of Birmingham · School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

September

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)

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,840 FT - £3,420 PT
International students
£18,900 FT

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www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation34 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005