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This is an interdisciplinary programme providing experience in combining pure and applied research methods from the social and environmental sciences. You will gain an advanced understanding of the many contemporary, and often controversial, perspectives on water resource allocation and management and their implications for the functioning of the water environment. This programme introduces a diverse range of natural science and governance perspectives on the water environment. Given the international experience of the team delivering the programme of lectures and seminars, participants will be exposed to examples from the UK and Europe and from diverse water environments and differently evolved political economies worldwide. In lectures and seminars you will meet water scientists and professionals working in a variety of practical contexts. A feature of the programme is its engagement with such scientists and professionals and their involvement in shaping and up-dating the programme. This engagement will also enable you to gain insights into the different assumptions of stakeholders using, managing and regulating the water environment and its services. Programme Structure: ? Either Practicing Social Research 1 (20 credits) Or Methods for Environmental Research (20 credits) depending upon the science background of each student ? Water Resources and Water Policy (20 credits) ? River Processes and Management (20 credits) ? Freshwater and Estuarine Resources: Science Management and Policy (20 credits) ? Seminars in Water Science and Governance (20 credits) ? Dissertation (60 credits) Students must also take an additional optional 20 credit module from a wide range available within the Department of Geography, including the Environmental Internship. Students may also opt to take both methods modules in place of the 20 credit optional module. Students who wish to take a further optional module (for a total of 200 credits rather than the required 180) may do so if they wish, with the programme coordinator's approval. Funding sources include the Research Councils, University of London Scholarships, departmental bursaries and career development loans. For overseas students Chevening Scholarships are available from the British Council. For advice, please contact the Master's Admissions Tutor in the Department of Geography Dr Richard Wiltshire ([email protected]).

This is an interdisciplinary programme providing experience in combining pure and applied research methods from the social and environmental sciences. You will gain an advanced understanding of the many contemporary, and often controversial, perspectives on water resource allocation and management and their implications for the functioning of the water environment. This programme introduces a...

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