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Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments MSc


Course Description

Overview

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. Combining hydrology, geomorphology, biogeochemistry and ecology, the degree is designed to produce outstanding scientists capable of developing interdisciplinary environmental solutions to priority water resource and catchment issues. It involves fieldwork at our research sites including the near-natural Tagliamento River, Italy, and heavily impacted rivers within London and the south-east of England.

This programme:

- facilitates networking within the water and environmental sectors
- lets you develop core understanding of freshwater environmental systems and the key policy and legal frameworks that underpin their management
- provides hands-on training in flood estimation and inundation modelling using industry-standard software
- allows you to broaden your skills and knowledge in the monitoring and management of pollutants, nutrient levels and greenhouse gas emissions in aquatic systems
- provides training in river assessment methods
- develops your skills and knowledge in the theory and practice of river restoration
- learn transferable skills in field and lab methods, project management, statistical analysis, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and the use of remotely sensed data, report writing, problem solving and presenting
- follow in the footsteps of our graduates who have secured positions in the water and environmental sectors including Jacobs, Halcrow Group, JBA Consulting, River Trusts, Thames Water, Environment Agency, Parish Geomorphic and ESIS Inc.

Structure

Modules can include: Catchment Science in Practice; Flood Risk Management and Modelling; River Assessment and Restoration; Biogeosciences and Ecosystem Services; Field Methods for Freshwater Environmental Science; Data Analysis; Physical Modelling of Fluvial Processes; Desk Study. (check QMUL website for latest)

Become a part of QMUL Geography

- Almost 80 per cent of our research outputs (books and articles) are rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) placing us 5th in the UK for this measure. Our research scores increased across all areas in the latest UK score of research excellence (REF 2014) and we're ranked joint 11th for geography in the UK overall. We're also proud to feature in the top 100 departments in the world to study geography (QS World University rankings 2015)
- 100% of respondents from our postgraduates were in work or further study six months after graduation; 93% at graduate level
- QMUL postgraduates earn an average salary of £34,515 on completing their programme
- You will develop knowledge and understanding relevant to employment in organisations such as Environment Agency, Defra, Natural England, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, British Geological Survey and environmental consultancies.

Funding:

A bursary of up to £4,000 is available from the Worshipful Company of Water Conservators for this programme. Contact Dr Gemma Harvey at to find out more.

Fieldwork

Students visit our researchers' site at the near-natural Tagliamento River in Italy as well as heavily-impacted rivers in London and the south east of England.

This programme is led by Dr Gemma Harvey, Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography.

Visit the Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments MSc page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Katy Kemble

1907.jpg “I chose the Queen Mary masters programme because it included everything I wanted to do while giving enough detail in specific areas. It gave me the background knowledge I needed in order to get my job as a graduate geomorphologist as well as skills such as presenting. The regular coursework deadlines helped me prepare for consultancy work and my thesis provided the opportunity to work with potential employers in external agencies, which was highly important to me.
"The passion and enthusiasm from the teaching staff really contributed to my enthusiasm for geomorphology and the continuing rapport has been invaluable even after my course has finished."

(Student Profile)

Laura Kerrigan

As a Canadian, I was concerned about my post-graduate prospects within the UK; however achieving my masters at Queen Mary provided me with the necessary qualification and knowledge to obtain a graduate career within the UK. I also now feel confident to pursue work internationally.

My studies at Queen Mary equipped me with an in-depth understanding of hydrology, the various important principles and processes, and the implications of these for water resources / freshwater management. As a result, I felt well prepared and sufficiently confident for my interview with Halcrow. Additionally, I have been able to apply what I have learned in my everyday work.

I work on a range of projects within the Water and Environmental Management business group. So far, my work has mostly been within the broad field of flood risk and drainage management. For example, I am currently involved in a project to assess the standard of protection offered by flood defences built after the UK 2007 events. I am also helping to develop a framework to support UK water companies in making informed decisions about storm water reduction and separation measures.

My favourite aspect is the variety in the type of projects and the ability to work flexible hours (‘flextime’). I also enjoy the ability to collaborate with others on projects and find I am continually learning from key specialists in the field.

(Student Profile)

Grant Tregonning

3804.JPG “I chose to continue studying at Queen Mary due to the exceptionally strong fluvial research group who provided expertise knowledge and support throughout my undergraduate studies. I also found the School of Geography to be highly supportive of students and found the quality of teaching to be incomparable. Studying here allowed me to develop a fantastic network of contacts, specialist knowledge of the environmental sciences and an insight into the world of academia.”


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Worshipful Company of Water Conservators Bursary - Single Award

The School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is pleased to announced that one or more bursaries of up to £4,000 will be available from the Worshipful Company of Water Conservators for 2017 entry to the MSc Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments. Home (UK) students only are eligible for the award.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£4,000

Eligibility

This bursary is open to Home students (UK) for 2017 entry, who are applying to study MSc Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should email a statement (max. 1 side A4) to Dr Gemma Harvey ([email protected]), explaining why they believe they should be awarded the bursary and how it would benefit them. Deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 21 July 2017.

Further Information

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/funding_masters/index.html


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Chevening Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at UK universities.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full tuition fees

Eligibility

Available to students across the UK and Overseas (from a Chevening-eligible country).

Application Procedure

Visit the Chevening website for more information.

Further Information

http://www.chevening.org/


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Walter Oldershaw Award - 8 Awards

The Walter Oldershaw Award offers 8 awards for Home/EU or International students applying to any of our masters degrees in the School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Value of Scholarship(s)

3000

Eligibility

Home/EU and international students are eligible to apply.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should submit a 300-word statement elaborating why they should be considered, highlighting their academic and professional merit and details of how the award will further their professional development. Applications should be sent to the Postgraduate Studies Manager ([email protected]) by 5pm on Friday 21 July 2017.
Further details or queries should be addressed to the Director of Masters Programmes, Professor Kavita Datta ([email protected]).

Further Information

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/funding_masters/index.html


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QMUL Commonwealth Shared Scholarships - 6 Awards

QMUL is proud to be working in partnership with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK to offer a wide range of scholarships for postgraduate study at Master’s and PhD level.In 2017-18 we will be hosting an unprecedented number of Commonwealth Scholars from across the globe.Commonwealth Scholarships at QMUL typically cover full overseas tuition fees, living costs, airfares, and a variety of other expenses. Scholars from developing and developed Commonwealth countries are eligible to apply for these awards.In 2017-18 QMUL will host an unprecedented number of Commonwealth Shared Scholars. We will be offering six awards available across a range of courses in all three of our academic faculties.These awards acknowledge the high quality of these courses and offer candidates the opportunity to develop expert skills and up-to-the-minute knowledge to help tackle global problems.

Awards are tenable for the following QMUL courses:- MA Development and Global Health
- MA Global Development Futures
- MSc Health Systems and Global Policy
- MSc Global Public Health and Policy
- MSc Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments
- MSc International Business and Politics
- MPA Public Administration
- MSc Sustainable Energy Engineering
- MSc Sustainable Energy Systems

Value of Scholarship(s)

30000

Eligibility

To apply for these scholarships, you must:
- Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
- Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
- By August 2017, hold a first degree of either first or upper second class (2:1) classification, or lower second class (2:2) classification plus a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
- Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country
- Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK
For full details, please visit the website

Application Procedure

All candidates should apply to QMUL online following our normal application procedures (please be aware that candidates applying for a Commonwealth Scholarship may have an earlier application deadline than normal) and will also need to make an application directly to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.Application deadline: 1 March 2017For full application information, please visit the website

Further Information

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/funding_masters/scholarships/181480.html


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QMUL Commonwealth Scholarships - 20+ Awards

QMUL is proud to be working in partnership with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) in the UK to offer a wide range of scholarships for postgraduate study at Master’s and PhD level.In 2017-18 we will be hosting an unprecedented number of Commonwealth Scholars from across the globe.Commonwealth Scholarships at QMUL typically cover full overseas tuition fees, living costs, airfares, and a variety of other expenses. Scholars from developing Commonwealth countries are eligible to apply for these awards.You can apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship for Master’s (one-year courses only). All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate the strongest relevance to development.

Value of Scholarship(s)

30000

Eligibility

To apply for these scholarships, you must:
- Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
- Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
- By October 2017, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
For full eligibility criteria, please visit the website

Application Procedure

All candidates should apply to QMUL online following our normal application procedures (please be aware that candidates applying for a Commonwealth Scholarship may have an earlier application deadline than normal) and will also need to make an application directly to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.Application deadline: 15 November 2016

Further Information

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/funding_masters/scholarships/181480.html


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QMUL HESPAL Scholarships - Single Award

HESPAL aims to help create the next generation of senior academics who can maintain international quality standards at Palestinian universities and to develop renewed, sustainable links between Palestinian and UK universities.The Scheme will upgrade junior academic staff in Palestinian universities through a Masters Scholarship programme.The eligible areas of study include:Business, Economics and Finance; Educational Management; Political Sciences and International Relations; Human Rights and Governance; Agriculture; Engineering; Law, Management; Environmental Studies; Water management, Nursing, TSOL, Human Resourses, Economics, Literature, Linguistics, IT, Science programmes, Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Infrastructure, Clean Energy and Conservation Strategies, MA Energy Management, Energy Conservation, Sustainable Energy, ICT, nanotechnologies and energy. The scholarship covers the following:- tuition fees
- pre-departure briefing from the British Council
- arrival allowances
- thesis allowances
- a monthly allowance to cover living expenses.
Scholarship does not cover the costs for accompanying family, visa fees, IELTS cost, and Airfare ticket to from the UK.For full details, visit the website

Value of Scholarship(s)

30000

Eligibility

- Applicant must be a resident citizen of Palestinian Territories.
- Applicant must be currently employed by the Palestinian university which nominates her/him, which must be one of the participating Palestinian universities.
- Applicant will have a Masters degree from a Palestinian university with a minimum grade of very good (and equivalent to at least a 3.0 Bachelor’s Degree from UK).
- Applicant must sign a written undertaking to return to Palestinian university within a time frame agreed with their university, normally one year.
- Applicant must have IELTS certification appropriate for course and university (normally at least 6.5, sometimes higher).
For full eligibility criteria, please visit the website

Application Procedure

Please read the guidance notes for applicants and submit the application form and supporting documents as outlined on the website. The completed application forms and all other documentation must be submitted in hard copies to your university scholarship coordination office by 23 January 2017

Further Information

http://www.britishcouncil.ps/en/study-uk/scholarships/hespal



Entry Requirements

An upper second class honours degree or higher in a relevant subject from a UK university (or an equivalent international qualification) together with two supportive references is usually required. It is not a requirement to have previously studied geography and we encourage applications from students from a natural and environmental sciences background. Candidates who do not meet these criteria but have relevant work experience will be considered and are encouraged to contact the programme convenor.Good English language ability is required to the standard of IELTS, or equivalent at a level of 6.5.

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