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Master of Philosophy in Integrated Water Management

2 or 4 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
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62,600 ZAR

Program description

Master of Philosophy in Integrated Water Management

The Master of Philosophy in Integrated Water Management aims to build the capacity of future leaders in water resource management. The program takes a multi-disciplinary `whole-of-water-cycle’ approach that equips students with practical tools and skills for adopting innovative solutions to local, regional, national and international water resource issues.

Students will develop the strategic, managerial and technical skills they need to advance in the water sector. They will;

  1. become familiar with fundamentals of integrated water resource management;
  2. be capable of providing water management expertise to help reduce poverty through equitable use of water;
  3. be skilled to provide technical and managerial input into planning, design and operation of water projects and facilities;
  4. understand the principles of managing water supply, wastewater treatment and urban infrastructure projects;
  5. recognise the socio-economic factors impacting on effective water solutions;
  6. and understand the governance and institutional frameworks underpinning water resource management.

The program focuses on building skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, statistics and data management, knowledge transfer and effective leadership

Who is the Master of Philosophy in Integrated Water Management aimed at?

The program is aimed at students from South and Southern Africa (developing countries context) with a strong interest in integrated water management, research aptitude and leadership aspirations. It is targeted at prospective students already working within the water field that want to advance their career in a significant way.

The program is intentionally designed to cater for a small group of talented postgraduate students to ensure quality supervision and mentorship, as well as regular group interaction with local and guest lecturers.

Upon completion of the Master of Philosophy in Integrated Water Management (MPhil IWM) it is expected that graduates will be prepared to take on leadership positions in international agencies, government departments, non-governmental organisations, and private sector entities engaged in water management. These graduates will bring critical analytical skills and an interdisciplinary framework to bear on the water issues they tackle.

Successful completion of this program leads to an IIE qualification.


For more information visitMaster of Philosophyor contact research co-ordinator Hester Stols viaemailor by calling +27 11 950 4143.

Tuition fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

The full tuition price is ZAR 62 600 per annum.

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Earn an internationally relevant degree in South Africa

Monash South Africa (MSA) was founded in 2001 and is located on a 100 hectare site in Ruimsig, north-west of Johannesburg, in the province of Gauteng. Since 2019 MSA became a leading brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) and is...

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144 Peter Rd, Ruimsig
1725 Roodepoort Johannesburg
South Africa

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