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Master of Water Resource Management
Master of Water Resource Management

Master of Water Resource Management

  • ID:UC640133
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Students enrolling for the MWater RM require a Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resource Management or a relevant Bachelor's Degree.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 176 with at least 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
  • NZCEL:  Level 5

Course Information

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 Lincoln University | Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki.

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Compulsory courses:

  • WATR 401 Advanced Water Resources

  • WATR 402 Water Quality and Quantity Assessment

  • WATR 403 Water Management, Policy and Planning



Optional courses – choose at least 30 points:

  • GEOG 404 Resource and Environmental Management (REM) in New Zealand (30 points)

  • ENVR 410 Concepts and Principles of Environmental Science (15 points)

  • ENVR 411 Case Studies in Environmental Science (15 points)

  • MAST 603 Mana Kaitiaki (Māori Resource Management) ( 20 points) (Lincoln University)

  • ERST 630 Environmental Policy and Planning (20 points) (Lincoln University)

  • LWST 602 Advanced Resource Management and Planning Law (20 points) (Lincoln University)

  • ERST 621 Principles of Environmental Impact Assessment (20 points) (Lincoln University)

  • ERST 632 Economics in Environmental Policy (20 points) (Lincoln University)

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

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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