Course structure

The Master of Science majoring in Integrated Water Management contains both coursework and independent research over a minimum of two years. In order to graduate, students will have to complete all the requirements for each course.

Year 1

Semester 1

This semester course is comprised of two compulsory modules;  Research Design, which introduces students to the process of scientific research and Water Resources and Environmental Change.

Each module is  20-credit module and is made up of:

  • A contact session at the Bloemfontein Campus of the University of the Free State (January).
  • Written assignments at intervals submitted online.
  • One exam written at one of several urban centres throughout Southern Africa (May-June).
Semester 2

During the second semester, students have to choose between two elective specialisation courses:

  1. Water Resources in Arid Environments
  2. Water Management in an urbanising world

This 20-credit module is made up of:

  • A contact session at the Bloemfontein Campus of the University of the Free State.
  • Written assignments at intervals submitted online.
  • One exam written at one of several urban centres throughout Southern Africa (October).

Year 2

Semester 1 and 2

During the second year, students will have to complete a mini-dissertation   which presents independent research within the environmental sector.

This 120-credit module is made up of:

  • A one-week research workshop at the Bloemfontein Campus of the University of the Free State .
  • A project proposal submitted online.
  • An oral progress report presented at the Bloemfontein Campus of the University of the Free State.
  • A mini-dissertation submitted at the end of November for external evaluation.

FACULTY CONTACT

Faculty Manager: Velaphi Makgwahla
T: + 27 51 401 3199
E: makgwahlamvt@ufs.ac.za

Marketing Manager: Elfrieda Lötter
T: +27 51 401 2531
E: lottere@ufs.ac.za

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