Water and Environmental Management

Heriot-Watt University


Edinburgh Campus


The programme is delivered by experts in the field of water and environmental management, covering a wide range of relevant disciplines including: environmental hydrology; computer simulation of river flows; water conservation; environmental geotechnics; environmental and energy economics; urban drainage and water supply; water and wastewater treatment; marine wastewater disposal; environmental statistics; environmental contamination and health; environmental planning; flood inundation modelling; water resources management.

Semester 1
Choose 4 courses from the following: Environmental hydrology and water resources; Computation simulation of river flows; Water conservation; Environmental geotechnics; Environmental and energy economics.

Semester 2
Choose 4 from the following: Urban drainage and water supply; Water and wastewater treatment; Marine waste water discharges; Statistical modelling of the environment; Environmental contamination and health; Environmental planning; Flood inundation modelling; Integrated water resource management.

You can exit at the end of Stage 1 with PgDip Water and Environmental Management.

Entry Requirements

For MSc, a minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in cognate and semi-cognate subject area.

For PgDip, a Third class honours degree in a cognate or semi-cognate subject area PLUS 2 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level completed post qualification.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years (Part time) - 3-7 years (Online)


School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society


Institute for Infrastructure and Environment

SCQF Level



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