Research course

Water Law, Policy and Science

University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Honours degree at 2.1 or above, or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline. For full entry requirements please see website.

Months of entry


Course content

We are an interdisciplinary centre for research linked to fresh water, with a particular interest in the connections between law, policy and science. The Centre seeks to create an active community of water researchers from across the University of Dundee and Scotland more broadly.

As the UK’s only United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Category 2 Centre, we work internationally on some of the world’s most urgent problems across multiple sectors and environments and maintain links to an international network of water scholars.

We were established in 2008 by agreement between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the UK Government, in partnership with the Scottish Government and University of Dundee.

We also provide a hub for Associate researchers across Scotland working on issues connected to fresh water.Our projects are directly relevant to many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and particularly to Goal 6, to 'ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all'. Much of our work is supported by external funding from a variety of sources, from multi-partner, international and interdisciplinary research to discrete, highly targeted policy-driven projects.

Our central aim is to make sure that decision-making is linked to scientific evidence and considers the opinions of those affected by it.

Department specialisms

Water Law Policy Science

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Ana Bastida