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.

If you’re interested in this programme but are unsure if you have the necessary background, please get in touch with us to discuss your position.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information please contact the Admissions Team.

Months of entry

September

Course content

River basins are of fundamental importance to the world’s population, meaning that research training in water dynamics and management are in high demand by both industry and academia. The University of Leeds has a world-class reputation for water-related research and GIS development in an environmental context and our River Basin Dynamics and Management MSc builds on that success.

Core components of the programme are river basin hydrology and basic environmental GIS. Students will gain advanced knowledge and skills in channel hydraulics and sediment transport, river ecology and environmental assessment.Students will also be able to gain an 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 do a work placement.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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