PGDip River Basin Dynamics and Management with GIS
(Award available for year: Postgraduate Diploma)
On completion of the programme all students will be able to: -Demonstrate specialist knowledge and skills and techniques relevant to river basin dynamics and management -Demonstrate a detailed understanding of issues, concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of river basin hydrology, river hydraulics and water resource management -Demonstrate significant knowledge of industrial, laboratory and field techniques and policy relevant to river basin dynamics and management; -Demonstrate an understanding of techniques applicable to their own work; -Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as relevant to water and the environment; -Take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others; -Critically and creatively evaluate current issues, research and scholarship in disciplines related to river basin dynamics and management.
Transferable (key) skills
You may find it helpful to provide a skills map.Masters (Taught) students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:-the advanced techniques, specialist disciplinary knowledge, quantitative and field skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice related to river basin dynamics and management;-constructively evaluating their own achievement and that of others;-self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;-independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;-critically to engage in the subject-specific knowledge, affairs and vocational development of industries and research related to river basin dynamics and management and of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms;-an ability to communicate research findings in a manner appropriate for academic publication and/or dissemination within the water industry and related sectors.
Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:-Evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;-Demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;-Drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;-Evaluating and criticising received opinion;-Make reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.-Completing an independent masters-level dissertation.