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About Freshwater Biology
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An international programme for future water managers, combining ecology, hydrology and socio-economics.
Climate change, pollution and invasions by non-native species are pressing issues globally, within Europe and in the Humber region.
Water management systems are fundamental to society. Through the supply of clean drinking water, the treatment of waste water, as well as flood and coastal protection, high-quality water management can have an enormous social and ecological impact.
Traditionally known as the land-grant arm of Florida A&M University (FAMU), the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS) offers students majoring in agriculture sciences and engineering technology a broad spectrum of academic opportunities to continue their education and professional development.
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.