To provide training in the core scientific, technical and interdisciplinary skills essential for aquatic resource management and research. Designed for those seeking employment or research opportunities within the broad field of freshwater, estuarine and marine resources, and their sustainable development, conservation, regulation and management.
Taught by the Department of Geography at King's College London in collaboration with the University Marine Biological Station at Millport, Scotland, and with major input from the UK water industry, the MSc programme is able to draw on a unique mix of freshwater, estuarine and marine expertise. The programme supports students in developing the core scientific, technical and interdisciplinary skills required for working in key areas of aquatic resource management and research, whilst also emphasising transferable communication and interpersonal skills acquired from both individual and team activities.
Throughout the programme, students develop an awareness of current and emerging environmental issues via a close interface with external organisations and scientists active in aquatic management and research.
The taught component is followed by a 12 week external project placement (internship). This project placement which runs from mid-June, is a key element of the MSc programme, offering hands-on operational and research training. The MSc programme has developed extensive links with a very wide range of agencies and organisations handling current aquatic resource management and research issues in the UK and overseas. This enables us, with careful counselling, to provide placements that match individual career aspirations and experience.
Dr Michael Chadwick
Extensive links with governmental and private sector organisations dealing with aquatic resource management who provide placement (internship) opportunities and visiting lecturers. An external advisory board of senior water management personnel and aquatic scientists advises on curriculum development and delivery.
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, September to September.
Strand Campus; marine modules at University Marine Biological Station Millport, Scotland; internships in UK and overseas.
This vocational programme has an outstanding employment record with 95 per cent of graduates gaining employment or undertaking research within water management. Many graduates now occupy senior management positions in the UK and overseas.
Year of entry 2013