Water and Environmental Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language

About

The Heriot-Watt University's Water and Environmental Management course offers a multi-disciplinary understanding of water resources and environmental issues. It’s designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and manage resources within the context of climate change and the environment. With growing worldwide issues over water resources, this sector is becoming ever more important.

The Water and Environmental Management course is delivered by experts in the field of water and environmental management, covering a wide range of relevant disciplines. It’s designed for graduates in civil engineering, earth sciences or other related disciplines. Career opportunities include water resources engineering, environmental engineering, flood risk management and industrial software packages.

Accreditation

The course meets the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates with an accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons), or an IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See jbm.org.uk for further information.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources
  • Computational Simulation of River Flows
  • Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings
  • Environmental Geotechnics
  • Environmental and Energy Economics
  • Innovative Technologies and Global Water Challenges

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    •  January (DL only)
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      Independent Distance Learning 2-7 years

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

For MSc level entry applicants must have:
  • Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in cognate and semi-cognate subject area. For PG conversion programmes, non-cognate degrees will be considered. Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered.
For PG Diploma level entry applicants must have:
  • Third class honours degree in a cognate or semi-cognate subject area PLUS 2 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level completed post qualification.
  • Cognate or semi-cognate ordinary degree PLUS 3-4 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level following graduation.
For more information please visit the programme website.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    17570 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17570 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Part-time tuition fees:
  • Scotland / Non-UK EU: £2,600
  • England / Northern Ireland / Wales: £2,600
  • Overseas: £8,785
  • Distance learning: £1185

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 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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