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Water Management - Environmental Water Management MTechMScPgDipPgCert

Cranfield University

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(Option of Water Management MSc) Scholarships available - up to ?9,000 plus UK fees* Human effects on the quality and quantity of water represent the single greatest threat to species, habitats and ecosystem functions around the world. Accredited by CIWEM, this course provides students with essential skills and knowledge required to solve complex problems involving vulnerable wildlife and their habitats, drinking water supply, irrigated agriculture, industry, recreation and the natural environment. It addresses issues related to water resources and water quality management, habitat creation and management, and the economic, policy and legal environment in which water managers work. Students benefit from dedicated state-of-the-art facilities, including soil and water laboratories, hydraulics laboratory, soil erosion research laboratory, groundwater training facility, water quality laboratory, aquatic field sampling equipment and industry specific computer software. The MSc course comprises eight assessed modules, two group projects, and an individual project. Students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) complete the eight modules and the two group projects. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) students complete six modules selected from any of the Water Management options. The modules The modules include lectures and tutorials, and are assessed through appropriate assignments. There is an emphasis on analysis of real problems, with practical field work to reinforce learning. ? Environmental Management of Rivers and Wetlands ? Flood Risk Management ? Modelling Hydrological Systems ? Research Processes ? Soil Plant Environment Science ? Surface and Groundwater Hydrology ? Water Law ? Water Quality Group project The group project provides students with the opportunity to take responsibility for a consultancy-type project, while working under academic supervision. Success is dependent on the integration of various activities and working within agreed objectives, deadlines and budgets. Individual project Students select the individual project in consultation with the Course Director. The individual project provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research, think and work in an original way, contribute to knowledge, and overcome genuine problems in water management. Many of the projects are supported by external organisations. Student view ?Cranfield University has opened my eyes on many water issues which are incredibly relevant nowadays and has enabled me to grasp the need for a holistic and integrated approach to water management.? Tanguy De Bock ? 2003-04, now with the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry in Kenya. Suitable for graduates wishing to develop the expertise needed to solve environmental water management problems through integrated understanding of the major issues, and factors affecting these at different scales. The part-time option will allow practitioners to extend their professional development within their current employment. Takes you on to a wide range of roles including management of water quality, water resources, aquatic habitat and wildlife, flood defence, and policy within organisations. The course also provides an ideal grounding for research positions and PhD studentships with an applied focus. You will be taught by Cranfield's internationally-renowned research and academic staff with skills in hydrology, ecology, engineering and policy who have extensive international experience of solving real-life water management problems. They successfully combine professional experience with high-quality teaching skills, and most are members of the Higher Education Academy. Assessment: Taught modules 40%, group projects 20% (dissertation for part-time students), individual project 40%. If you are interested in this course and want to find out more, why not attend our Open Day. For further information, please visit http:www.cranfield.ac.ukope

(Option of Water Management MSc) Scholarships available - up to ?9,000 plus UK fees* Human effects on the quality and quantity of water represent the single greatest threat to species, habitats and ecosystem functions around the world. Accredited by CIWEM, this course provides students with essential skills and knowledge required to solve complex problems involving vulnerable wildlife and their...

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