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Sustainable Water Management

MSc (Full Time)

Year:13/14
UCAS Code: 
Minimum Length:12 Month(s)
Maximum Length:12 Month(s)
Credit Points:180
Director of Studies:Dr NA Chappell

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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The range of transferable skills that students are expected to gain includes:

IT literacy in mainstream word processing, analysis and presentation software.

Presenting information in verbal, electronic and hardcopy media,

Numerical skills, including statistical analysis and simulation modelling

Practical laboratory and field skills,

The ability to critically analyse and interpret data.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Students will be able to:

- Have in depth knowledge of the hydrological processes ('scientific hydrology') affecting the management of groundwater and surface water resources
- Demonstrate high level skills in hydrological modelling (physics based, conceptual and time series techniques) of problems affecting the UK Water Sector
- Demonstrate high level skills in automated monitoring systems and site investigation technologies used within the UK Water Sector
- Interpret hydrological observations and model results
- Have an ability to plan and undertake hydrological investigations to provide solutions to specific water related problems
- Interface hydrological observations and models in a statistically appropriate manner
- Relate scientific developments to engineering practice within the UK Water Sector
- Appreciate stakeholder perspectives to water related issues
On completion of the programme, it is expected that each student will have developed the following
intellectual skills:

- Ability to develop a robust scientific argument, formulate and test hypotheses, and to assess
contrasting scientific theories.
- Problem solving and decision making, identifying, abstracting, critically evaluating and synthesizing relevant (scientific technical) information.
- Self direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, acting autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level.
- The use of experimentation within a scientific problem solving exercise and handling complexity and uncertainty.

General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

The range of transferable skills that students are expected to gain includes:

- IT literacy in mainstream word processing, analysis and presentation software.
- Presenting information in verbal, electronic and hardcopy media,
- Numerical skills, including statistical analysis and simulation modelling
- Practical laboratory and field skills,
- The ability to critically analyse and interpret data.

Structure, Features and Regulations: Compulsory and Optional Modules

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Compulsory Modules

Choose at least FOUR of the core modules marked *:

LEC.501  Dissertation Project

ENV 404* : Flood Forecasting and Flood Risk Management

ENV 405* : Groundwater Resources and Protection

ENV 407* : Catchment Protection (Field Course)

ENV 408* : Modelling Environmental Processes

GEOG 421* : Sustainable Water Management: Concepts, Gov and Practice

LEC 435* : Lake Ecology

Optional Modules

Select TWO optional modules from the list (you can also select from the compulsory list above).  Your number of credits across core and optional moduels must total 180 (185 is accessible).  You should aim to balance your taught modules across each term OR take more in the earlier terms.

BIOL420  Food Security, Agriculture and Climate Change

ECOL414  Habitat Management

ECOL415  Conservation Biology

ENGR503  Renewable Energy

ENV.431  Pollution Microbiology

ENV.434  Contaminated Land and Remediation

ENV.441  Geological Hazards

GEOG410  Perspectives on Environment and Development

GEOG413  Geoinformatics

GEOG414  Environmental Management

GEOG416  Environmental Auditing

LEC.422  Data assimilation and integration

LEC.425   Environmental   Sampling and Analysis for Trace Organics

LEC.426  Environmental Applications of Isotope Geochemistry

LEC.428  Sustainable Soil Management

LEC.430  Behaviour of Pollutants in the Environment

LEC.433   International Summer School: Food, Security and Enviornmental Issues in China

L.LM5212  International Envionrmental Law

LEC.440  Numerical Skills (unassessed study module to be taken as required)

 

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