Applications open for 2013/14: MSc Water Security and International Development at the University of East Anglia
The University of East Anglia's MSc Water Security and International Development provides specialist postgraduate education on water security science and policy in developing country contexts. The degree is the flagship of the UEA Water Security Research Centre, which is staffed by active and experienced interdisciplinary researchers engaged with Oxfam, WaterAid, ODI, DFID, SIWI, and the London Water Research Group and other UK universities.
The 12-month MSc prepares students for employment opportunities with non-governmental organisations, government aid agencies, and multilateral organisations. It is relevant to those who have recently completed undergraduate study in a variety of fields, as well as those who have already worked in development. You will graduate with the knowledge and tools to be able to understand and audit the water security of a system of interest – be it nation, region, company, sector, scheme or household. You’ll also be exposed to a wide range of water policy issues, from climate security to transboundary hydropolitics, and develop a better foundation upon which to achieve developmental and environmental objectives.
Students will also be able to draw upon the School and Water Centre’s specialist knowledge in the social, economic, agricultural and biophysical aspects of water resources. Some of our specialist water staff include Jessica Budds, Declan Conway, Marisa Goulden, Kevin Hiscock, Bruce Lankford, Roger Few and Mark Zeitoun.
The city of Norwich is renowned as a vibrant, safe and cost-efficient place to live. Good bus and rail services connect it to London (2hrs) and rest of the UK, while Norwich International Airport offers easy access to mainland Europe. UEA itself is ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world and is joint 4th among mainstream English universities for student satisfaction.
For more information on the course and on the School of International Development at UEA visit www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-degree/detail/msc-water-security-and-international-development