Suitable for graduates and professionals wishing to develop the expertise needed to solve water management problems in an integrated way. The part-time option allows practitioners to extend their professional development within their current employment.
Takes you on to a wide range of exciting career possibilities within environmental regulation agencies, water companies, government ministries, environmental and engineering consultants, aid and emergency relief organisations. The course also provides an ideal grounding for research positions and PhD studentships.
You will be taught by a multidisciplinary team of staff with international experience of solving real life water management problems worldwide. The team includes ecologists, biologists, hydrologists, engineers, social scientists and economists. In addition to considerable research and consultancy experience in their specialist fields, most of the team are members of the Higher Education Academy.
Water is essential to life and is arguably our most precious resource. The ever-increasing demand for water – when harnessed to climate change, technological advances, new legislation and regulations – has focused attention on the need for a holistic approach to water management.
Our Water Management MSc will enable students to integrate and apply social, scientific and engineering skills to the sustainable management of water in natural, semi-natural and man-made environments.
Students select one of three specialised options:
- Community Water and Sanitation
- Environmental Water Management
- Global Water Policy and Management
On completion, graduates have a broader network of global contacts, increased opportunities for individual specialism in their chosen career, and the capability to make an immediate and real contribution to improved water management. Cranfield water management graduates are highly sought after by employers.
The MSc, PgDip and PgCert programmes have been accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), recognising that those completing the course have the skills, knowledge, awareness and confidence to find relevant and challenging employment and develop exciting careers.
Students benefit from facilities including our soil and water laboratories, hydraulics laboratory, soil erosion research laboratory, groundwater training facility, water quality laboratory and field irrigation laboratory.
The course comprises eight assessed modules, a group project and an individual project. The modules provide the tools required for the group and individual projects.
Students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) complete the eight modules and the group project associated with their chosen option. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) students complete six modules selected from any of the options.