Master of Science
This programme aims to produce scientists of the highest calibre, capable of addressing priority freshwater resource and sustainable management issues needing interdisciplinary solutions. The programme provides in-depth fundamental and applied training in the science and management of freshwater environments from uplands and hillslopes through floodplain and river networks to estuaries, and aims to produce scientists able to use the knowledge and skills acquired to enter direct employment or research for a higher degree in the broad field of freshwater environments and their management.
It includes a compulsory field course located at our research site on the dynamic, near-natural Tagliamento River in Italy, and provides opportunities for research on heavily impacted sites in the south east of England using our research sites and research data. The programme has an Advisory Board comprising representatives from the water resource management sector (government agencies, water companies, environmental consultants) who provide advice and input on the programme content, structure and employability elements.
This programme will:
Take your knowledge, understanding and skills in appropriate core and specialist scientific and technical knowledge to an advanced level and support a career in the water industry or in freshwater science research
Provide opportunities to undertake original research on a topic of your choice developed in collaboration with water industry practitioners as well as QMUL academics. Previous collaborative projects have included Atkins Global, Wessex Water, Environment Agency, Sussex Wildlife Trust.
Enhance your transferable skills in relation to report writing, problem solving, IT and data handling, verbal communication, presentation skills.