This unique degree seeks to prepare graduates to engage with and contribute to societal responses to critical global water policy issues. To address key water security and related issues from the individual to the global level, study is done in collaboration with internationally-renowned researchers centred in the School of International Development and the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA. The Water Security Centre draws upon expertise from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, the School of Economics, the School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, the Low Carbon Innovation Centre and the Climatic Research Unit - all based at the University of East Anglia.
This Master's course requires students to undertake compulsory and optional modules, an examination and to produce a dissertation. Optional seminars, workshops and sessions are offered throughout the programme for teaching and strengthening student essay and dissertation writing skills.
Students will benefit from specialist teaching knowledge in the social and biophysical aspects of water resources, including excellent networking and fieldwork opportunities. The School of International Development at the University of East Anglia is a globally renowned department for teaching, research and consultancy on international development. Research in the School addresses challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. Excellent staff:student ratios and teaching methods mean this School offers small class sizes and a friendly learning environment.
The degree programme aims to prepare students for employment in a wide range of areas including non-governmental organisations (NGOs), government aid agencies, and multilateral organisations.