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University of Leeds: River Basin Management

Institution University of Leeds
Department School of Geography
Telephone 0113 343 8109
Study type Taught


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 hosts water@leeds, one of the biggest and most productive water research centres in the world; and our Masters degree in River Basin Management builds on that success.

Core components of the programme are river basin hydrology, key issues and skills and professional development. You will be able to gain advanced knowledge and skills in geomorphology, water quality, river ecology, environmental assessment, sanitation, water resources management, GIS, remote sensing and programming.

This highly practical course advocates 'learning by doing' and is assessed largely by a variety of types of 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 with an outside organisation or an academic at Leeds.

You will gain 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 will learn to formulate important research questions and design methodological approaches to answer them; and to develop quantitative analyses skills.

Course highlights - The course is shaped by our world-leading research in areas such as water supply, sanitation, water quality and flooding.

  • You’ll be taught by internationally renowned academics working at the forefront of their fields, who are passionate about the subjects they teach.

  • Project work enables you to develop skills as a researcher, asking and answering important questions about the ways in which our world works.

  • Throughout your studies you’ll benefit from a structured support system, with a programme manager and personal tutor who will offer help and advice about your approach to studying and how to become adept at independent learning.


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