The Water Science, Policy and Management course at the University of Oxford comprises eight core modules within three thematic areas – water science, water and society, and water management. These modules are assessed by written examination. You also study two electives which are each assessed through a essay.
The water science theme develops knowledge and understanding in physical, chemical, ecological and epidemiological aspects of water science in temperate, tropical and semi-arid zones. It provides a foundation in basic processes in each key subject area, as well as interactions throughout the hydrological cycle, and the role of society in altering natural hydrological processes and ecosystem function, and the impact this has on health.
The allocation of graduate supervision for this course is the responsibility of the School of Geography and the Environment and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. Under exceptional circumstances a supervisor may be found outside the School of Geography and the Environment.
The aim of the course is to train future decision makers, managers and policy makers in water policy and management.
- Research ethics
- Academic writing
- Research design
- Hydrological modelling
- Water quality evaluation
- Qualitative and quantitative research methods
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesHydrology & Water Management Public Policy View 360 other Masters in Public Policy in United Kingdom
- Official transcript(s)
- Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 700 words
- Written work: Two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each
- References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, all of which must be academic
International26940 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26940 GBP per year during 12 months.
National19970 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19970 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Oxford
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