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Master's degree

Master of Water Resource Management

MWaterRM
03 October 2023

UC's Master of Water Resource Management (MWaterRM) prepares you for a professional career in water resource management. Learn more about studying an MWaterRM through our Te Kaupeka Pūtaiao | Faculty of Science.

DURATION

Master of Water Resource Management

Degree Structure - Duration
1–2 years full-time

START

Master of Water Resource Management

Degree Structure - Start In
Not open to new enrolments

POINTS

240

TUITION FEES

Overview


Master of Water Resource Management

Introduction

Note: The MWaterRM is currently not open to new enrolments. Please see UC's new Master of Water Science and Management degree or Master of Science in Water Science and Management.

Managing the world's precious water resources requires professionals to have multidisciplinary knowledge and an integrated approach, involving ecological, scientific, political, hydrological, and planning skills.

The Master of Water Resource Management will prepare graduates for a professional career in water resource management. Students learn how to develop innovative and effective methods for the sustainable management of this critical resource in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.

Postgraduate students benefit from the teaching and research conducted by the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management, a joint partnership between UC and Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki | Lincoln University.


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Master of Water Resource Management

Subjects and Courses - Body

Subjects and courses

Compulsory courses:

Elective courses – choose at least 30 points:

Additional recommended course options (45 points) will be made available by the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management.

Master of Water Resource Management

Further Study - Body

Further study

UC offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Water Resource Management.

Master of Water Resource Management

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Useful information:

Master of Water Resource Management

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my degree?

The first year (Part I) of the Master of Water Resource Management comprises three compulsory courses, and other relevant courses from the Schedule.

In the second year (Part II) you will undertake a research thesis with external stakeholder support and interest to provide you with experience in the sector.

  • Part I and II: 2 years full-time; up to 4 years part-time.
  • Part II (thesis-only): 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Water Resource Management.

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