University of Bristol


MSc Water and Environmental Management


Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road

Second Floor, Union Building, Queen's Road, Clifton

Bristol, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Water and Environmental Management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme provides the skills and knowledge required for a career in water and environmental management. You will acquire academic and practical skills, as well as developing a detailed knowledge of fundamental environmental processes and the ways in which these need to be managed sustainably. The programme is taught by leading practitioners, including personnel from the Environment Agency and the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Programme structure

Core units

Core units provide a common platform of underpinning skills and knowledge at Master's level in the basics of water and environmental management. The units aim to provide you with mathematics, computing and research skills, together with a firm understanding of fundamental processes that govern water movement through the atmosphere, atmosphere-biosphere interactions and water flows through river catchments. These units also explore how this fundamental understanding leads to environmental management, policy and legislation at local, national and international levels.

Core units include:

  • Research Skills
  • Environmental Management, Policy and Regulation
  • Terrestrial Hydrometeorology
  • Surface and Groundwater Hydrology
  • Introduction to Environmental Statistics using MATLAB
  • Numerical Analysis using MATLAB

Optional units

Optional units provide specialist knowledge in a range of carefully chosen options. You choose two units from the following list:

  • Environmental Systems and Ecosystems Services
  • Integrated Catchment Management
  • Water Resources Engineering

Please note that the availability of elective modules is subject to sufficient demand.


The programme is completed by submitting a research-based dissertation.


International Student Requirements:

IELTS English language 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in all bands or equivalent

Facts & Figures

Out State Tuition (per year): 19,700 GBP

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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