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Masters degrees in Freshwater Biology provide advanced study of the relationship between living organisms and their physical environments. It includes analysis of the chemical compositions of these environments, with consideration given to waste management and water purification processes.
Popular specialisms and related subjects include Aquaculture, Marine Science and branches of Water Engineering. Entry requirements normally involve an undergraduate degree in an appropriate science subject.
Courses in Freshwater Aquatic Biology offer extensive research opportunities. For example, you could opt to explore issues on a smaller scale, such as the aquaculture of a given habitat. Alternatively, you might tackle global issues such as pollution, overfishing, and climate change, or even conservation.
Practical training in genomics, sampling methods, species identification, pollution monitoring and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is offered through a combination of laboratory work and fieldwork. Academic consideration is given to ethics and legislation within commercial and conservational contexts.
Careers may focus on conservation, such as coastal and marine management, and roles within environmental protection agencies and charities. Your experience would also make you suitable for policy and planning within government agencies, or consultancy for NGOs. Your Masters would also make excellent preparation for further study at PhD.
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Aquatic ecosystems and species are under intense anthropogenic threats. These threats directly affect services such as sustainable fisheries, drinking water or ecosystem resilience. Read more
Our aquatic ecosystems are under threat. If you want to face the issues of pollution, overfishing and climate change from the frontline – and take your studies and experience to postgraduate level too –then this MSc Applied Aquatic Biology course will meet your ambitions. Read more
This MRes Advanced Biological Sciences lets you take your enthusiasm deeper with a research project carried out over a full calendar year supported by 4 modules that further develop your skills and knowledge. Read more
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Integrated Water Management is designed for engineers and environmental science graduates who want to develop and lead advanced and sustainable water management initiatives. Read more
An international programme for future water managers, combining ecology, hydrology and socio-economics. Read more
Climate change, pollution and invasions by non-native species are pressing issues globally, within Europe and in the Humber region. Read more
This programme is delivered in close collaboration with our advisory board of representatives from the water industry, and provides fundamental and applied training in the science and management of freshwater environments. Read more
The role of fish mucus as an indicator of fish welfare. Fish are the third most popular companion animal in the UK and yet surprisingly little research has focused on the welfare of fish held in home aquaria. Read more
The International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering (IMETE) is a Joint Master Degree Programme, taught in English, bringing together students and scholars from all over the world. In IMETE, you will become part of a new generation of environmental scientists. Read more
There is a global shortage of qualified civil engineers who specialise in water and environmental engineering. Our MSc in Water and Environmental Engineering will transform you into an expert on water and environmental sustainability, ready to tackle the industry’s complex challenges. Read more
Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology gives you the skills and knowledge to understand how an ecosystem-based approach can be used to understand and manage the effects of human activities in the marine environment. Read more