Taught course

Riverine and Estuarine Processes

University of Brighton · School of Applied Sciences

Entry requirements

Degree and experience

A 2:1 degree in a relevant subject. Students with a degree that does not fall within this category but who have significant relevant experience, will also be considered. All applicants should provide a full description of any research projects undertaken, relevant work experience and non-academic qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Riverine and estuarine systems are in continual flux as they interact with the physical environment, climatic conditions and human factors. Our Riverine and Estuarine Processes MRes is designed to meet the growing demand from governments and engineers worldwide for a more in-depth understanding of these systems; as the climate is changing, the human population increasing, and severe floods, erosion and water scarcity become more common.

You will develop your own research pathway, building your research skills by exploring topics such as flood management, fluvial processes and morphology, river habitat health and river/human interactions. You will also learn advanced analytics and methodical methods, designed to help prepare you for your future career.
You will be linked to our Centre for Aquatic Environments. Learning with researchers involved in a wide range of projects, locally and internationally, provides opportunities for you to contribute to, and make an impact on, current environmental research topics.

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Find out more about the other English qualifications that we accept.
International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the university's Language Institute.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students. Bursaries and loans may also be available to you.

Find out more about postgraduate fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644