MSc Sustainable Water Management
A course combining modules in hydrology, water quality and ecology and a research project tailored towards developing skills relevant to starting a career in the UK water sector or similar overseas
Taught by world experts in their field, including staff of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology within the Lancaster Environment Centre
Projects and Work Placements benefit from our strong research links with organisations such as United Utilities, the Environment Agency, Defra and the UK Government Research Councils.
As an MSc SWM student you become an associate member of the Centre for Sustainable Water Management and are invited to all of our research and social activities
The course components:
Choose 4-6 modules (plus dissertation) from the core
Behaviour of Pollutants in the Environment
Chemical Risk Assessment (ENV432)
Conservation Biology (ECOL415)
Contaminated Land and Remediation (ENV434)
Data Analysis and Programming Skills (ENV448)
Data Assimilation and Integration (LEC422)
Environmental Applications of Isotope Geochemistry (LEC426)
Environmental Auditing (GEOG416)
Environmental Informatics in Practice (GEOG423)
Environmental Management (GEOG414)
Environmental Sampling and Analysis for Trace Organics (LEC425)
Food Security, Agriculture and Climate Change (BIOL420)
Geological Hazards (ENV441)
Habitat Management (ECOL414)
International Environmental Law (LLM5212)
Perspectives on Environment and Development (GEOG410)
Pollution Microbiology (ENV431)
Programming for Environmental Scientists (ENV448)
Renewable Energy A (ENGR403)
Sustainable Soil Management (LEC428)
Sustainable Systems (LEC431)
Water Quality Modelling (ENV420)
Unassessed, support modules & courses
Catchment Hydrology (ENV210)
Hydrology: From Processes to Models (ENV311)
Numerical Skills (ENV460)
Writing for Science, Health & Medicine (essays and reports)
Director of Studies
Dr Nick Chappell
12 months full-time, 24 months part-time.
Applicants to our taught masters degrees require a relevant, good first degree (normally 2:1 or equivalent). We can also consider applicants with a 2:2 (or equivalent) if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work).
We also encourage applications from professionals who have relevant work-related qualifications but not necessarily a first degree. If you come from a non-standard background and would like advice on your eligibility for our programmes please get in touch with the LEC PG Office.
There are a number of bursaries available for our Taught Masters courses, please consult Taught Masters Funding.
To discuss further please consult the Director of Studies, for general enquiries please consult the FAQ page.