University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Water Resources Management

Water scientists and engineers are vital for the conservation and enhancement of our aquatic environment, both locally and globally. This MSc develops students� ability to accurately assess the potential and existing impacts on the water environment from industrial practices, abstraction and agriculture. It focuses on developing the professional skills required for a rewarding career as a water focused environmental scientist.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject such as environmental science, geography, biology or environmental engineering.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Freshwater ecosystems; rivers and fisheries restoration; water policy and management; research project development; techniques for environmental researchers. Core modules: advanced research project. Optional modules: environmental law and management; environmental management systems; coastal flood defence; river basin management; coastal and maritime engineering and energy; coastal morphodynamics; geographical information systems (GIS) functions and their environmental applications; environmental pollution; water resource management; waste and wastewater engineering; systems for waste minimisation; reuse and recyling.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Engineering and Environment
Telephone number: 
023 8059 4651