Sustainable water management is an increasingly complex challenge and policy priority facing global society. The MSc/MPhil in Water Science, Policy and Management aims to equip the next generation of water professionals with the blend of skills necessary to make a significant contribution to sustainable water management pathways across competing priorities of water for ecosystems, food, energy, economic growth and human consumption.

About the course

Our one-year full-time MSc course aims to help students develop a theoretically sophisticated and empirically grounded understanding of sustainable water management. The two-year MPhil programme enables students to undertake a more extensive research programme.

Find out more about the structure of these courses, core and elective modules, field trips, meet our teaching staff, and view the current year's course handbooks.
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Who should apply, and why

Candidates from a range of disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply provided that they can demonstrate academic excellence and a passion for sustainable water management.

We welcome applications for the 2-year MPhil version of the course, which features an extended (15 month) research project and potential conversion to a doctorate (DPhil) via the 2+2 route.

Find out more about how to apply for this course, fees and funding, how to choose a college and frequently asked questions.
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Info for current students

Course information, timetables, and teaching materials for current students are provided through our Intranet and WebLearn.

Please also see the main University of Oxford Student Gateway for more information.

SoGE Alumni Network

The School of Geography and the Environment has an active alumni community. With over 5,000 former geography undergraduates as well as more than 1,500 Masters and DPhil graduates this network is a growing source of professional contacts, knowledge, and advice. Learn more about the SoGE Alumni Network.

Contact us

For more info on the course, please contact:

Dr Jocelyne Hughes

Dr Jocelyne Hughes
Course Director, MSc in WSPM
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 286948

Please note: The actual course content may vary from the information provided online and should therefore be taken to be indicative rather than tightly prescriptive.