Water and Environmental Engineering, M.Sc. | University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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19200 GBP/year
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Solve problems in water pollution, sanitation and climate change with environmental science and civil engineering in this MSc Water and Environmental Engineering at University of Portsmouth.

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Overview

You’ll focus on sustainability and environmental technology design, as you work with academics recognised by industry, research funders, and the Research Excellence Framework. Your projects could align to the needs of industrial partners, such as Southern Water, or to ongoing research in University projects such as Revolution Plastics.

While you study, you’ll have access to facilities including the Environmental Technology Field Station and Hydraulics Labs, where you’ll apply current methods to industry-standard technology, and develop the professional skills to secure a role in the water and environmental engineering sector.

Water and Environmental Engineering at University of Portsmouth highlights

  • Work on some of the most pressing issues of our time – including microplastics, carbon neutrality, water resource security, water pollution
  • Graduate with the skills to address key environmental issues, such as UN Sustainable Development Goals SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation), SDG13 (Climate Action), and SDG14 (Life Below Water)
  • Design and deliver research projects in partnership with industrial partners, and showcase your ability to engage with the water and environmental engineering sector
  • Apply current analytical techniques in our environmental technology facilities and laboratories, including our Environmental Technology Field Station at Petersfield Wastewater Treatment Works
  • Sign up for free student membership of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)
  • Work with teaching staff who bring academic expertise and a history of innovation and collaboration with the water and environmental engineering industry

Careers and opportunities

There’s a growing call for workers who’ve mastered environmental and sustainable issues, responding to pressures such as legislation, Extinction Rebellion or the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

As a graduate of this degree, you’ll be able to answer this call as an innovative engineer, or by acting at the interface of water and environmental policy on protection and remediation. You’ll be able to demonstrate to employers that you understand the issues faced by an environmentally conscious business, that you’ll be able to apply your knowledge to solving the issues, and that you have the design skills to deliver the solution. 

You’ll also have practised your teamworking and communication skills, which are transferable to any area or career, and would be well placed to consider further research opportunities.

Graduates of this course could go on to roles in organisations such as:

  • Government
  • Water utilities
  • Engineering firms and consultancies
  • Regulatory bodies in environmental and water regulation, treatment, and technological innovation

Programme Structure

Core

  • Climate Change and Decarbonisation 
  • Environmental Engineering Group Design Project 
  • Environmental Management
  • Waste and Environmental Remediation 
  • Water and Wastewater Engineering 
  • Water Resources Engineering 
  • Dissertation 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 30 April for applications from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ghana, India, Iran, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan and Somalia.
  • 30 June for applicants from the Rest of the World.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK/EU:Part time: £4,950 per year
  • International:Part time: £9,600 per year

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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