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Water Management degrees abroad

As a water management student, you’ll learn how water resources are harvested, distributed, consumed, exploited, and protected across the globe.

You’ll develop the theoretical knowledge and practical expertise needed to sustainably manage supplies across various landscapes. You’ll evaluate the impacts of industry, farming, and abstraction on the water environment, and consider how any negative impacts could be mitigated.

Countries around the world face different water management challenges, like flooding, pollution, and coastal erosion. By studying overseas, you’ll become better equipped at predicting and overcoming risks to the water management cycle, taking your employability to the next level.

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Water Management program structure

Most programs in water management are only offered at the postgraduate level. Master’s degrees can be studied on a part or full-time basis over one or two years. To be eligible for the MSc course, you must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject.

It’s also possible to study water management as a doctoral degree. The length of your PhD will depend on your research project, but most last between four and six years.

Much of your time will be spent studying independently, collecting data, and conducting original research. If you take a taught master’s program, you can expect to attend lectures, seminars, workshops, and tutorials too.

Here are some of the core topics you’ll likely learn about:

  • Freshwater ecosystems
  • Sustainable resource management
  • Water pollution
  • Environmental law and impact assessment
  • River and estuary restoration
  • Flood risk management
  • Groundwater resources and protection
  • Lake ecology

Water Management study abroad programs

Water management undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in water management

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    Civil Engineering: Environmental and Water Resources - BASc University of Ottawa, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,682 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 43,334 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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Diploma in water management

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    Environmental Engineering Technology – Water Resources - Dip Nova Scotia Community College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,546 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,690 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Land & Water Resources - Dip Olds College of Agriculture and Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,004 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,522 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Water management graduate programs

Master's in water management

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    Civil Engineering: Environmental/Water Resources (STEM) - MSc California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,658 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,658 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Civil Engineering: Water Resources - MSCivE Cleveland State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,128 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,128 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Civil Engineering: Water Resources and Coastal Engineering - MCE University of South Alabama, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,593 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,593 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Civil Engineering: Water Resources/Environmental Engineering - MSc Florida Atlantic University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,792 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,792 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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    Environmental and Resource Management: Water Management (Polytechnic Campus) - MSc Arizona State University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,460 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,460 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Future water management careers

Your management, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills will be valued by a whole host of employers.

You could apply your expertise to roles in the water industry, energy sector, government departments, and more. Here are some of the most common graduate destinations:

  • Water resources planner
  • Water treatment engineer
  • Hydrologist
  • Environmental impact assessment consultant
  • Flood risk manager
  • Sustainable waste management consultant
  • Pollution control technician
  • Water quality scientist

If you’re still figuring out what career you’d like to pursue, or don’t know how to land your dream job, it’s worth arranging an appointment at your university’s employability office. Their tailored and professional advice will set you on the right path.