University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

River Environments and their Management

This course examines the interactions between climate, hydrology, geomorphology, ecology, biogeochemical cycling, water and habitat quality and biodiversity; using a combination of lectures, fieldwork, tutorials, laboratory classes, group projects and an individual research-based thesis, students are provided with the necessary training and skills for a career in the successful environmental management of rivers.

Entry requirements

Normally a good Honours degree or equivalent in geography or a related discipline.

Course modules

Modules include: Groundwater and surface water interactions; surface water hydrology; river ecology; fluvial geomorphology; biogeochemical cycling; advances in water sciences; river restoration; water quality management; research and management in rivers; environmental analysis and modelling; research thesis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,840 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,420 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
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