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Our Water and Environmental Management course offers a multi-disciplinary understanding of water resources and environmental issues. It's designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and manage resources within the context of climate change and the environment. With growing worldwide issues over water resources, this sector is becoming ever more important.
The Water and Environmental Management course is delivered by experts in the field of water and environmental management, covering a wide range of relevant disciplines. It's designed for graduates in civil engineering, earth sciences or other related disciplines. Career opportunities include water resources engineering, environmental engineering, flood risk management and industrial software packages.
The course meets the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates with an accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons), or an IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See jbm.org.uk for further information.
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Notes about fees for this course
|Scotland / Non-UK EU||£5,360||£2,680||£1185/850|
|England / Northern Ireland / Wales||£5,360||£2,680||£1185/850|
* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.
Additional fees information
**Students pay £1185 per course and £850 per Research Project. This programme consists of 8 courses (modules). MSc students are also required to complete 2 research projects.
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Scholarships and bursaries
We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.
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For MSc level entry applicants must have:
For PG Diploma level entry applicants must have:
There is no entry at PG Certificate level except through exceptional agreement with approved learning partners.
Non-graduating study at masters level:
Recognition of Prior Learning
Heriot-Watt University is committed to providing opportunities to applicants who have a wide range of prior experiences through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Prior learning at postgraduate level is normally recognised to gain exemption from individual courses within a programme based on an existing academic qualification. Note that the prior learning must have been rated at the level of the courses for which RPL is sought, yet credits from an award already held by an applicant can only contribute to a higher award in the same discipline, e.g. from PG Diploma to MSc. If you believe that you qualify for RPL, please contact the Learning & Teaching Support Team via firstname.lastname@example.org, who will guide you through the RPL application procedure.
The school will only consider students' requests for RPL at the time of application for their programme of study.
English language requirements
If English is not the applicant's first language a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required with all elements passed at 6.0 or above.
Applicants who have previously successfully completed programmes delivered in the medium of English language may be considered and will be required to provide documentary evidence of this. Examples would be secondary school education or undergraduate degree programme. A minimum of at least one year of full time study (or equivalent) in the medium of English language will be required.
We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme:
Distance Learning January entry
Distance learning students can choose to start their studies in January or September. The January intake is not available to students studying on-campus.
Distance learning students
Please note that independent distance learning students who access their studies online will be expected to have access to a PC/laptop and internet.
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