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River Basin Dynamics and Management with Geographical Information Systems MSc

University of Leeds

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Leeds

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

River basins are of fundamental importance to the world’s population, meaning that research training in water dynamics and management are in high demand by both industry and academia. The University of Leeds has a world-class reputation for water-related research and geographical information systems (GIS) development in an environmental context and our Masters degree in River Basin Dynamics and Management with GIS builds on that success.

Core components of the programme are river basin hydrology and basic environmental GIS. You will gain advanced knowledge and skills in channel hydraulics and sediment transport, river ecology and environmental assessment.

You will also be able to gain an advanced knowledge and skills in GIS for environment, GIS programming and digital image analysis and remote sensing.

This highly practical course advocates 'learning by doing' and is assessed 100% by coursework. We host guest lecturers from business, industry and academia, visit work places and conduct a series of field, laboratory and PC-based practicals. You also have the chance to do a work placement.

You will learn a detailed understanding of the principles of water resource management and an appreciation of the institutional and legal frameworks impacting on river basin management. You learn to formulate important research questions and design methodological approaches to answer them; and to develop quantitative analyses skills.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management.

Learning and teaching

Teaching for this Masters course is delivered through lectures, tutorials, fieldwork and seminars. You will also have the opportunity to interact significantly with industry and business.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

Assessment

Assessment is entirely by coursework. You will need to show that you can conduct independent in-depth enquiry and evaluate and criticise received opinion. You will apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area and will complete an independent masters-level dissertation.

Career opportunities

This course offers a range of transferable, marketable skills required to obtain employment in river basin processes and management or to pursue a career in research and education.

Typical roles undertaken by our recent graduates include Assistant Analyst, Flood warning Engineer, Graduate Engineer, Graduate Water Scientist/Catchment Scientist, Hydrologist/Hydrogeologist, Licensing Officer, Planning Liaison Officer, PhD study, Projects Co-ordinator, Water Resource Manager.

Our graduates typically work for environmental consultancies, the water industry, regulators and NGO’s.

Application deadline

10 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 23,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Leeds

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 113 5

    13th out of 71 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    170 76%

    16th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    96.0 96%

    8th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.65 73%

    106th

    35
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    152 76%

    17th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    4th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    56th

    3

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