Career launch-pad

The aim of the course is to train future decision makers, managers and policy makers in water policy and management. Past graduates have gone on to obtain positions in a range of water-related jobs. Examples include policy positions in government departments (e.g. Environment Canada, UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA); Chinese Ministry of Works), business/enterprise (e.g. Arup, ERM, Halcrow, Mott MacDonald, Public Utilities Board-Singapore, SMEC, Global Water Intelligence, etc.), non-governmental organisations (e.g. WaterWise, Children's Hunger Fund, CSE) and international agencies (e.g. World Bank, UNICEF, European Commission, IFAD, GTZ, USAID, etc.).

A number of students use the course as a gateway to start D.Phil./PhD research, including Oxford, Princeton, Stanford and UC Berkeley.

Who should apply?

Candidates from a range of academic backgrounds are accepted, including:

  • Natural / environmental sciences,
  • Engineering and physical sciences,
  • Human and physical geography,
  • Economics, and,
  • Politics, law and the humanities.

For more information on making an application, please see the MSc/MPhil in Water Science, Policy and Management information on the University's admissions website.

You should also consult the University's Application Guide for information on entry requirements and selection criteria.