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School of Geography

River Basin Management for Water Quality

Taught in Semester 2 (January enrolment)

30 contact hours:

  • 8 x 2 hour lectures
  • 1 x 6 hour practical
  • 1 x 8 hour fieldwork
  • Mon (3-5pm), Fieldwork will be a Weds (9-5pm)


Topics include physical and chemical properties of rivers, linkage between river basin characteristics and sediment and solute sources and fluxes and their impact on water quality, local, regional and international scale management options, skills in the use of field and laboratory equipment for the analysis of water samples.

  • Accredited by CIWEM
  • Learn from world-class academic staff and study alongside postgraduate students
  • Part of water@leeds
  • Lectures are combined with field, laboratory and computer practicals and you will have access to academic facilities and resources
  • Certificate of completion awarded
  • Credits can be considered as prior learning when applying the for River Basin Dynamics and Management with GIS (MSc/PGDip) and MSc Environmental Water Consultancy (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)

Further information and application process

For more information please contact Dr Paul Kay or Taught Postgraduate Admissions.