MSc River Basin Dynamics and Management with GIS
(Award available for year: Master of Science)
On completion of the programme all students will be able to:-Demonstrate in-depth, specialist knowledge and mastery of skills and techniques relevant to river basin dynamics and management-Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of issues, concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of river basin hydrology, river hydraulics and water resource management-Demonstrate mastery of industrial, laboratory and field techniques and policy relevant to river basin dynamics and management; -Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship;-Demonstrate a knowledge and basic 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;-Proactively formulate ideas and hypotheses and to develop, implement and execute plans by which to evaluate these;-Critically and creatively evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in disciplines related to river basin dynamics and management.-Develop, undertake and complete a masters standard independent dissertation.
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