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This course provides an opportunity for participants to develop their understanding of processes in the environment and in water treatment.


Study Water Management at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

This course introduces the theory and practice of water management. It is intended to provide an understanding of current methods of water treatment and distribution, sustainable use of resources and principles of water quality management and legislation. In addition it aims at teaching skills in analysis and interpretation of water quality data and in applying water legislation. Lecture-based teaching of key concepts is reinforced by linked case study based practical exercises. The course assumes no prior knowledge or experience of water management.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development

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About this course

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This course provides an opportunity for participants to develop their understanding of processes in the environment and in water treatment which are relevant to water management. This knowledge enables them to critically appraise the setting of standards at prescribed values with regard to water regulation and to explore the legislation used to enforce this regulation. The aim of this course is to provide the necessary knowledge to understand, critically appraise and apply water legislation in the context of sustainable water management and with special reference to toxicology where applicable. The European Water Framework Directive will be evaluated in detail.

Linked programmes

PgDip/MSc Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Monitoring, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development


100% Coursework -(1) Presentation on case studies relating to water management problems (25%), (2) Report on water quality data evaluation and report – applying and interpreting existing regulation for a consultancy report (35%) and (3) Essay on evaluation of development and implementation of a major piece of water quality legislation (40%).


This course is delivered online for 12 weeks (starting 30 January 2017) with no on-campus attendance requirements.

Entry requirements

Degree in science or other relevant discipline.

English Language Requirements

International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent.

Start dates

  • 30 January 2017
How to apply


The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

How to apply

Start dates

  • 30 January 2017

Fees and funding

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Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available at



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