Taught course

Water Resources Management

University of Southampton · Geography and Environmental Science

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Entry requirements

Upper Second Class Honours degree in a science related subject from an approved University. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

Applications are assessed on an individual basis and we encourage candidates with alternative qualifications plus relevant experience in the environmental sector to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

Highly skilled water scientists and engineers are vital for the conservation and enhancement of our aquatic environment, both locally and globally. This MSc will provide you with the ability to assess the potential and existing impacts on the water environment from industrial practices, abstraction and agriculture. You will explore the scientific and engineering management of our aquatic resources and gain an in-depth understanding of freshwater ecosystems, visit river restoration sites and examine the state of fisheries. This programme provides you with a dynamic education, where innovative lecturers teach you the professional skills to follow a rewarding career as a water-focused environmental scientist.

Unique features of our MSc programmes include: the opportunity to work with organisations focused on environmental and sustainability issues; ability to participate in fieldwork and research methods courses; interdisciplinary training, the flexibility of the programme with the potential to specialize; applied modules giving opportunities to practise skills; and the breadth of coverage and the wide disciplinary base.

Information for international students

English language requirements: band 2C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 4651