Queen Mary University of London: Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments

InstitutionQueen Mary University of London
Department Geography
Web http://www.qmul.ac.uk
Study type Taught


This programme is delivered in close collaboration with our advisory board of representatives from the water industry, and provides fundamental and applied training in the science and management of freshwater environments. Combining hydrology, geomorphology, biogeochemistry and ecology, the degree is designed to produce outstanding scientists capable of developing interdisciplinary solutions to priority water resource and catchment issues. It also involves fieldwork at our research sites ranging from globally rare chalk streams to heavily impacted rivers within London and southern England.* PgDip and PgCert versions of this course are also available.
This programme:
facilitates networking within the water and environmental sectors
develops core understanding of freshwater environmental systems and the key policy and legal frameworks that underpin their management
provides hands-on training in flood estimation and inundation modelling using industry-standard software
develops skills and knowledge in the monitoring and management of pollutants, nutrient levels and greenhouse gas emissions in aquatic systems
provides training in river assessment methods
develops your skills and knowledge in the theory and practice of river restoration
develops transferable skills in field and lab methods, project management, statistical analysis, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and the use of remotely sensed data, report writing, problem solving and presenting
allows you to follow in the footsteps of our graduates who have secured positions in the water and environmental sectors including Jacobs, Halcrow Group, JBA Consulting, River Trusts, Thames Water, Environment Agency, Parish Geomorphic, ESIS Inc., Affinity Water and Wood Group.


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