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MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management

MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    2
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months

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The MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management aims to equip future water professionals with combination of skills necessary to make a significant contribution to sustainable water management pathways across competing priorities of water for ecosystems, food, energy, economic growth and human consumption. The course comprises eight core modules within three thematic areas – water science, water and society, and water management. These modules are assessed by written examination. Students will also study two electives which are each assessed through a 4,000-word essay. Part of this MSc programme includes writing an individual dissertation of 15,000 words. The water science theme develops knowledge and understanding in physical, chemical, ecological and epidemiological aspects of water science in temperate, tropical and semi-arid zones. It provides a foundation in basic processes in each key subject area, as well as interactions throughout the hydrological cycle, and the role of society in altering the natural hydrological processes and function, and the impact this has on health. This field explores how contested domains of power, interests and knowledge influence water decision-making, illustrated through institutional, socio-economic and policy analysis. This covers areas of water security and governance, law and regulation, trans-boundary water, water access, ownership and rights, water for development, and interactions between the state and civil society within dynamic and varied political, cultural, social and economic contexts.