The water management is an extremely increasingly complex challenge and it has policy priority facing global society. Unprecedented climate, economic, technological and demographic change require a new generation of dedicated professionals who are committed to and trained in the interdisciplinary nature of water science and management. This water management MSc course develops knowledge and understanding in physical, chemical, and ecological aspects of water science in temperate, tropical and semi-arid zones. It provides a foundation in basic processes in each key subject areas, as well as interactions throughout the hydrological cycle, and the various hydrological processes and function, and the impact this has on health.
The staff will lead a series of field practice training sessions:
The intended learning outcomes are that students will develop a knowledge and understanding of:
Compulsory courses: General Hydrobiology, Mathematical methods in Hydrobiology, Hydrology and Geography, Applied Hydrobiology, Water Chemistry, Running Water Ecology, Standing Water Ecology, Wetland Ecology, Water Management, Aquatic Toxicology, Paleohydrobiology, Water Quality Monitoring, European Water Framework Directive, Nature Conservation
Optional courses: Water Microbiology, Algology, Macrophytes, Zooplankton, Macroinvertebrates, Fishes, Research Project Management, Tropical ecology, Fundamentals of Geoinformation Systems for Water Management
Thesis writing I., Thesis writing II., Field Pracrise I., Field Practise II.