Our multidisciplinary research at King’s Water is reflected in our teaching for master’s students. With applications now open for the academic year 2020/21, read on to know how you can specialise in water issues through various study routes.
MA Geopolitics, Territory and Security—with an indicative pathway on water politics and governance
You will be able to take modules such as the below to gain a rounded understanding on the complex political issues surrounding the access, allocation and management of water and related resources. This indicative pathway will equip you with an international perspective with insights from cutting-edge research.
Water, security and the environment: Taught by Dr Naho Mirumachi specialising in transboundary water politics and management. The module covers hydropolitics of various river basins, negotiation strategies, governance tools and mechanisms, as well as the latest policy debates on water security and hydro-diplomacy.
Water sustainability, society and governance: Taught by Dr Majed Akhter and Dr Katie Meehan who focus on the politics of large physical infrastructures; critical approaches to environment and development (especially water); urban water issues, infrastructure and water governance. The module covers interdisciplinary analysis of water resources, its development and challenges, and examines water policy implementation from a range of cases.
Apply now! Prospectus and applications details: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/geopolitics-territory-and-security-ma
MSc Climate Change: Environment, Science & Policy programme includes a range of physical geography modules vital to understanding water issues from which you can choose for specialisation:
Environmental Remote Sensing: Taught by Dr Emma Tebbs and Prof Martin Wooster who combine theoretical understanding and practical experience of remote sensing methods and data analysis for environmental and earth-system science in this module.
Modelling Environmental Change: Taught by Dr Tamsin Edwards to understand climate and environmental modelling and improvement of their predictions, using examples of precipitation and temperature change, ice sheet response.
Environmental GIS: Led by Dr Kris Chan to develop a theoretical understanding and to learn the practical skills to complete various spatial analyses
Environmental Processes and Management: Led by Dr Andreas Baas and Dr Daniel Schillereff, covering a range of environmental processes which are important for maintaining healthy ecosystems, including the interrelationships between hydrological, geomorphological and ecological processes within river systems and their catchments. This module includes lab work as well as a field trip.
(*Water, security and the environment; Water sustainability, society and governance are also available within this programme)
Apply now! Prospectus and applications details: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/climate-change-environment-science-and-policy-msc
In addition, across the Geography department also offers modules such as:
Applied Aquatic Sciences that includes a field trip and lab-based sessions. Experienced scientists, Dr Jane Catford, Dr Mike Chadwick and Dr Frances O’Shea will guide you through a practical application of biological and physicochemical field techniques of samples and survey data. You will then do laboratory and statistical analysis in our John B Thornes Laboratory– a unique, million pound teaching and research facility in the heart of London.
Environmental Internship where you can acquire “hands on” experience of working with selected environmental actors involved in environmental policy lobbying, formulation and implementation, normally in London.
For further information, see our departmental webpage