UniversityUniversity of Canterbury
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Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
University of Canterbury
The Master of Water Science Management (MWSM) degree is offered in joint partnership between UC and Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki | Lincoln University, through the Waterways Centre.
This programme prepares you for a professional career in water science and management where you can make a difference in how water is studied, managed, and perceived.
The MWSM is specifically designed to give you practical experience working with industry stakeholders to manage water governance and catchment projects. The Waterways Centre also offers a two-year Master of Science in Water Science Management involving a research thesis designed to build your theoretical and technical skills in water systems.
What will my study involve?
Learn professional skills in managing water resources, projects, and stakeholders with courses designed to help you meet contemporary industry needs.
Explore Aotearoa's unique history and culture with wai and sustainable efforts across the Pacific.
Project or internship where you will work directly with communities, mana whenua, and organisations that are part of the water science and management industry. Your project may also help provide answers to gaps in what we understand about water science and management currently.
Benefit from teaching and research conducted by Waterways Centre.
The Master of Water Science and Management will prepare you for professional roles in the water sector, handling one of our most precious resources in the world.
With its emphasis on water science and catchment management, you would be prepared for roles in local and regional government, consultancies, non-profit organisations, land management, and entities working in this fast growing sector.
For entry to the MWSM you will need a bachelor's degree relevant to Water Science and Management, with at least a B Grade Point Average from your final year (or other approved qualifications of an equivalent standard).
Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:
Application deadline: At least 6 months before the planned start date.