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MSc River Basin Management

Programme code:MSC-RBM-FTUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Paul Kay Contact address:p.kay@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Normally at least a 2.1 honours degree in an appropriate subject (e.g. Geography, Geology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Chemistry, Biology or related disciplines). Suitable equivalent qualifications would be considered for overseas/mature students, especially those with relevant work experience

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Geography

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Geography Taught Postgraduate Examinations Board

Programme specification:

Adequate water resources are of fundamental importance to the world’s population, and industry and academia throughout the world demand training in their management. The University of Leeds has a world-class reputation for water-related research and consultancy (e.g. water@leeds) and the MSc in River Basin Dynamics and Management with GIS has provided very well respected graduates to industry, regulators, NGOs and academia for 25 years. The programme has also been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) for many years. Students can join the course with a wide variety of first degree subjects including geography, environmental science, engineering, earth sciences, chemistry and biology. However, the course is also suitable to people who want to change their career direction or who want to reinforce their career with a focus on contemporary water management. The course advocates ‘learning by doing’, is highly practical, and is frequently assessed by coursework of direct relevance to the work of someone in water management. Professionals working in the field routinely teach on the course and several work places are visited, e.g. Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water, and students conduct a series of field, laboratory and PC-based practicals. There is also the option of a work-based project in the Professional Development module


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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

GEOG5230MProfessional Development15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG5285MDissertation60 credits1 Jan to 31 Aug
GEOG5670MIssues and Skills for River Basin Dynamics and Management30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG5680MHydrological Processes and Analysis15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:

CIVE5050MThe Management of WASH Projects15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CIVE5316MWater Resource Management15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CIVE5321MWater Supply15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG5042MGeographic Data Visualisation & Analysis15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG5060MGIS and Environment15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG5530MRiver basin management for water quality15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG5710MDigital Image Processing for Environmental Remote Sensing15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG5830MEnvironmental Assessment15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG5990MProgramming for Geographical Information Analysis: Core Skills15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Elective modules:

GEOG5230MProfessional Development15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG5285MDissertation60 credits1 Jan to 31 Aug
GEOG5670MIssues and Skills for River Basin Dynamics and Management30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG5680MHydrological Processes and Analysis15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Last updated: 20/05/2022 12:23:54

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