UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

Environmental issues such as eutrophication, habitat degradation and climate change threaten the sustainability of our aquatic resources. Responding to these threats equips students with an interdisciplinary understanding of the structure and functioning of aquatic environments, encompassing lakes, ponds, rivers, wetlands, groundwaters, estuaries and shallow seas.

Course Modules

Core modules: aquatic systems; aquatic monitoring (includes field'trip to Scottish highlands); environmental data acquisition and analysis; scientific basis for freshwater and coastal conservation (field'based course in Norfolk, England); options: lakes; coastal change; politics of climate change; marine conservation; surface water modelling; wetlands; aquatic macrophytes (field'based course in Dorset, England); impacts of climate change on hydro'ecological systems; biological indicators of environmental change; non'biological indicators for environmental change; environmental GIS.

Course Additional Entry

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with relevant professional experience in aquatic science or environmental management will also be considered.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £18,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,815  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,935  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
PgCert
2 years
Part Time
PgCert
1 year
Full Time
PgDip
2 years
Part Time
PgDip