University of Brighton

Water and Environmental Management
MSc (PGDip)

  • Course summary and entry requirements

    Course duration Help

    Full-time: 1 year

    Part-time: 2 years

    Professional accreditation

    The course is accredited by JBM as meeting the requirements for further learning for a chartered engineer (CEng) for candidates who already have an accredited CEng (partial) BEng(Hons) or an accredited IEng (full) BEng/BSc(Hons) undergraduate first degree.

    About the course

    The impact of climate change on water resources continues to present new challenges to local and national governments worldwide. This course provides an overview of the current issues in the water/environmental industry, both in the UK and overseas. Participants acquire specialist knowledge and develop key analytical and scientific skills in the context of current environmental legislation such as the EU Water Framework Directive.

    The degree recognises that, to meet the challenge of certain types of jobs in the water/environmental industry, many graduates in technical professions require a year of further academic specialisation in addition to their initial BEng or BSc awards.

    Typical entry requirements Help

    Individual offers may vary.

    For non-native speakers of English:
    6.5 overall and 6 in writing.

    Degree and/or experience:
    Degree (minimum 2.2) in civil engineering, environmental science or related discipline.

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  • Course content

    Areas of study

    Study comprises four core modules and a selection of options. An individual project is undertaken in an area of particular interest. Typical examples might include analysis of novel treatment technologies; assessment of the potential for re-use of treated wastewater; or management of water resources in the UK and overseas.


    - Water Resources Management
    - Water Treatment Technology
    - Wastewater Treatment Technology
    - Water Analysis
    Options from:
    - Hydrogeology and Hydrology
    - Environmental Impact Assessment
    - Ecological Principles
    - Environmental Policy and Law
    - Geographical Information Systems and Environmental Management

  • Fees and costs

    The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2014-15. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.

    The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.

    What's included in the fee?

    When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.

    You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.

    Our website provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.

    Water and Environmental Management (MSc) (Full time)  [P2BH013]
    UK/EU (Full Time)5,580 GBP
    Island Students (Full Time)5,580 GBP
    International (Full Time)13,840 GBP

  • Location

    Location Help Moulsecoomb

    Located to the north of Brighton city centre, the Moulsecoomb campus offers students an excellent learning environment and a wide range of facilities. It is the largest of our five campuses with over 8,000 students.

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    Living in Brighton

    Brighton’s rich mix of historic architecture, lively arts scene, varied shopping and cosmopolitan community make it a vibrant, enjoyable place to live. It is no wonder that many Brighton graduates choose to stay here.

    Social scene

    Alongside the traditional seaside attractions, Brighton is famed for its exciting social scene with a wide choice of pubs, clubs and restaurants.

    Music event on the beach


    The highlight of the city’s cultural year is the Brighton Festival. The event is held each May and is England’s biggest arts festival, which showcases arts and performance from around the world. Brighton is also home to the UK’s oldest working cinema, the Duke of York’s, which shows alternative and mainstream films. The city is also well known for its exciting music scene and hosts The Great Escape music festival.

    Burning the Clocks winter solstice festival


    Whether you take your sport seriously or just want to keep fit, Brighton offers all kinds of sports opportunities and facilities, on and off campus. You can also make the most of the location, and play volleyball, basketball and windsurfing down by the beach. The seafront is also the finishing point for the famous London – Brighton bicycle ride and the quirky veteran car run.

    Playing volleyball on the seafront
  • Staff profiles

    Professor Huw Taylor

    Huw's research is concerned with the health hazards associated with coastal and inland recreational waters, and the development of methods to distinguish sources of water pollution. 

  • Career opportunities

    Graduates are well equipped to apply for jobs with water companies, local government, the Environment Agency or civil engineering consultants, as well as equivalent bodies overseas.

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01273 642288

If you are an international student, contact us on:

+44 (0) 207 250 6749