Thursday, March 9, 2017

Applications open: MSc Water: Science & Governance programme, King's College London

The Department of Geography, King's College London is accepting applications for MSc Water: Science and Governance progamme.  Drawing on the university's leading reputation in water research, students are equipped with advanced interdisciplinary training to tackle the contemporary challenges of diverse water environments around the world.

This programme, which now incorporates the former MSc Aquatic Resource Management, is deeply rooted in King's College London's long-standing experience and expertise in providing in-depth fundamental and applied training in freshwater and estuarine science and management. Combined with international research excellence in water science, policy and politics, the programme offers a unique learning experience as well as access to a range of professional networks which include government, industry and NGO sectors.

Students will benefit from lectures, seminars, lab and field sessions informed by cutting-edge insights from King's Water research spearheaded by 12 staff.  Key features of the MSc programme include a residential field trip in Shropshire and Wales, guest talks by leading scientists and professionals, weekly research seminars, internships and dissertation placement.  The London location also offers excellent opportunities for professional networking.  This year, students have attended meetings co-hosted by King's Water and International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage, the British Ecological Society, the Institute for Fisheries Management, started internships with WWF-UK and will have opportunities to join an interdisciplinary field project in the Okavango River basin, Botswana.

Research updates by the water team can be viewed on the King's Water blog or @KingsWaterKCL

Students have gone on to work at the UN, government agencies, global consultancy firms, and international NGOs.  See students testimonials here:

The department offers bursaries and there are number of scholarships currently being advertised:

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