Taught course

River Basin Dynamics and Management with Geographical Information Systems

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Geography
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in geography or a related subject, eg environmental sciences or ecological sciences.

Relevant work experience is viewed positively and is taken into account particularly for candidates whose first degree grade is slightly below our requirement.

Months of entry

September

Course content

River basins are of fundamental importance to the world’s population. Research training in water dynamics and management are demanded by both industry and academia. The University has a world-class reputation for water-related research and GIS development in an environmental context. This programme builds on that success.

Core components are river basin hydrology and basic environmental GIS. Students choosing a River Basins (RB) pathway gain advanced knowledge and skills in channel hydraulics and sediment transport, river ecology and environmental assessment. Students on a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) pathway gain advanced knowledge and skills in GIS for environment, GIS programming and digital image analysis and remote sensing.

This highly practical course advocates learning by doing and is assessed 100% by coursework. We host guest lecturers from business, industry and academia, visit work places and conduct a series of field-, laboratory- and PC-based practicals. You also have the chance to take a work placement module.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
geo-tpg-enq@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 8109