Master of Water Resource Management

Master of Water Resource Management

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: October 31, April 30
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: February, July
International tuition: NZ$76,800
Domestic tuition: NZ$16,348

Program overview

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. The first year (Part I) of the Master of Water Resource Management comprises three core courses, and other relevant courses from the Schedule. In the second year (Part II) students undertake a research thesis with external stakeholder support and interest to provide them with experience in the sector.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Students enrolling for the MWaterRM require a Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resource Management, or a relevant bachelor's degree. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 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, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening. TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50

Career opportunities

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.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand