We offer a Master of Research in River Science that is an advanced postgraduate degree and can either be taken as a stand-alone qualification or as progression route into doctoral research. This MRes aims to provide a synthesis of scientific knowledge on river geomorphology, hydrology and ecology and focuses on the application of scientifically sound and environmentally-sensitive river management. It also seeks to provide the theoretical underpinning and field and/or laboratory training necessary to undertake a River Science research project at Masters level. Further details are available on the Master of Research course page.
In addition to our research, we also teach on a range of undergraduate modules with a River Science focus that are offered as part of our degree courses in Geography, Physical Geography, Conservation Ecology and Environmental Management.
• GEOG1112 Introduction to River Science
• GEOG2122 River Monitoring and Assessment
• GEOG3120 River Conservation and Management
• GEOG3121 River Science Research Project
• ENVS2104 Ecology of Freshwater
We work with external organisations, including Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and the Environment Agency who support a number of our undergraduate students with their final year Independent Studies (dissertations) on River Science related projects on local rivers.
We are also involved with outreach activities and engagement with the local community, including assisting local schools with river-based fieldwork and remote sensing and GIS activities.
For further information, please contact Dr Ian Maddock.