There are many opportunities to train with us and to learn about local and global water challenges.
Learn about our:
We are involved in two Centres for Doctoral Training. Between them, the WISE and FRESH centres are training over 120 students across the Great West Alliance (GW4).
In both of these centres, stakeholders are central to framing research problems and supporting the advisory team. Thus, stakeholders play an important role in the training of students by hosting research placement or by supervising projects.
Our affiliated researchers are also involved in the supervision of students from the NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership.
There are also many PhD opportunities available in our affiliated schools. Please check the Find a PhD website for more information.
For more information about any of our postgraduate study opportunities, please contact Madeline McLeod.
Postgraduate taught programmes
MSc Water in a Changing World
The MSc Water in a Changing World combines knowledge from several fields to encourage a broad outlook on water problems and provides a strong base for pursuing a research career in a water-related topic.
MSc Global Ecology and Conservation
The MSc Global Conservation and Ecology covers the major conservation issues affecting freshwater habitats and ecosystems across the globe.
MSc Civil and Water Engineering
The MSc in Civil and Water Engineering trains future consulting water engineers and introduces them to hydroinformatics, computational hydraulics and environmental hydraulics.
Other modules with water science components are offered across the University:
As part of our postgraduate taught programmes, we give students the opportunities to do placements of up to 9 months with our affiliated researchers.
We also have placement opportunities under schemes such as Erasmus for students nationally and internationally.
If you are interested in working with one of our researchers, please contact Madeline McLeod to find out more.
Because water challenges are among the world's greatest threats, we developed this course with an interdisplinarity team of our affiliated researchers to explore the physical, biological and social facets of water security.
Over the next 30 years it is estimated that 80% of the world’s population will live in areas with high levels of water scarcity. Our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), which runs twice a year, introduces learners to the challenges of water security and explains why human activity and environmental issues are putting increasing pressure on our water resources.
Our early career researchers are leading the Refill Cardiff campaign.