Floods, droughts, poor water quality, disparities in regional access to water – these are all great environmental challenges for societies and ecosystems, and they are being exacerbated and complicated by a changing climate.
Gain the up-to-date knowledge and skills needed to understand and solve challenging water problems from an informed perspective applicable to a diverse range of careers. This course in Water in a Changing World from Cardiff University provides a unique opportunity for graduates to explore a wide range of disciplines such as hydrology, climate science, freshwater ecology, economics, social science, and hazard and risk analysis. Topics studied will include climate, flood management, droughts, water quality and availability, and water resources. Students will also develop the soft skills required for success in a professional setting.
What you'll learn
By combining knowledge from several fields, this course encourages a broad outlook on water problems which is highly-valued in related academic and professional careers. Graduates will be well-suited to roles in international development, government, environmental consultancy and the non-profit sector. This course also provides a strong base for pursuing a research career in a water-related topic.
Careers and placements
This programme is designed to lead to various types of careers. Some students may choose to pursue a future PhD on a water-related topic.
Other graduates may wish to address global challenges by pursuing a specialist professional career in international development, or in environmental consulting, government, or the non-profit sector.
Students would be expected to choose a dissertation project that best aligns with their career goals.
- Water and Life on Earth
- Frontiers in Water
- Environment and Development
- Water in the Environment
- Climate Change, Adaptation and Resilience
- Risk, Hazard and Management
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We allocate places on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend you apply as early as possible.
DisciplinesEarth Sciences Hydrology & Water Management Environmental Sciences View 72 other Masters in Earth Sciences in United Kingdom
- a 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject area such as biology, earth science, economics, environmental science, geography, or hydrology, or an equivalent international degree
- a university-recognised equivalent academic qualification
- or relevant professional experience evidenced by a reference.
International23450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23450 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10200 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Cardiff
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.