This course will examine the interactions between climate, hydrology, geomorphology, ecology, biogeochemical cycling, water and habitat quality and biodiversity.
Using a combination of lectures, fieldwork, tutorials, laboratory classes, group projects and an individual research-based thesis, you will be provided with the necessary training and skills for a career in the successful environmental management of rivers.
Normally a good Honours degree or equivalent in Geography or a related discipline.
We accept a range of qualifications.
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
by holding an English language qualification to the right level
by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students
Modules are taught over the entire semester allowing for development of ideas and additional reading. Modules are also open to occasional students:
Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions (10 credits)
Surface Water Hydrology (10 credits)
River Ecology (10 credits)
Fluvial Geomorphology (10 credits)
Biogeochemical Cycling (10 credits)
Advances in Water Sciences (10 credits)
River Restoration (10 credits)
Advances in Water Science (10 credits)
Research and Management in Rivers (20 credits)
Environmental Analysis and Modelling (20 credits)
Research Thesis (60 credits)
The course is of considerable value if you wish to pursue a career in the river environmental management field or the water industry. It also provides advanced level training if you wish progress on to a PhD.
Currently, due to the large national demand for Water Managers, we have a 100% employment success rate for all our home/EU students, with graduates obtaining employment in the consultancy sector, typically with jobs secured before graduation. Additionally, Environmental Scientists who have spent some time in a branch of the water industry often feel the need for a postgraduate course to give them an overall understanding of their profession. The River Environments and their Management programme is so structured as to satisfy the requirements of both of these groups of potential students, the latter includes many International students who choose to retrain here in Birmingham.
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