Oxford University offers cutting-edge, post-graduate education to equip the next generation of policy, science and business leaders with the necessary skills to meet global water challenges.

MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management

The MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management is an international leader in interdisciplinary water education since its launch in 2004 based in the School of Geography and the Environment. The one-year taught course attracts an outstanding and diverse group of students each year who now form a global network of increasingly senior professionals working for governments, industry, donors, academia and research institutes.

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Doctoral research at Oxford University

The DPhil programme across university departments offers disciplinary focus in determining and answering key knowledge gaps in engineering, natural and social science. The Oxford Water Network connects this thriving community of post-graduate scholars with core faculty staff working in all regions of the world to generate new knowledge to meet current and future water management challenges.

If you are interested in pursuing a DPhil at Oxford University, please identify a prospective supervisor and contact them directly to discuss opportunities. For information about studentships and funding, visit the websites of individual departments, or the student funding website.

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The Environmental Research Doctoral Training Partnership

The Environmental Research Doctoral Training Partnership is a four-year DPhil programme which offers a world-class, multidisciplinary training environment for the next generation of researchers working at the frontiers of environmental research. The programme offers studentships fully funded by the Natural Environment Research Council. The following supervisors are part of the programme and offer water-related research topics: