Industry Research Partnership Scheme gives students insight into 'real world' water issues

At the Water Academy we're proud of our excelent relationship with our colleagues in industry.   For our students, this is one of the greatest benefits of undertaking a masters programme at a well-established institution like Heriot-Watt University.  Up-skilling, changing sector or advancing in an exisiting career are typically the reasons grduates choose to study our Water and Environmental Management MSc, and becuase of that we've been working with our colleagues in industry to ensure our graduates leave us with much greater career prospects.

Industry Experience

This year we've been piloting an industry-research partnership scheme, where those working in the water sector can propose 'real-world' problems from their own projects for our students to research as part of their dissertation work.  The benefits of this are that our students get an insight into the kind of work professionals in the water industry do on a day-to-day business, and they get to use their time on our course to research real issues affecting those businesses, build contacts in the industry and get a first-hand experience of proposing solutions.   For our partners, this scheme provides them with high quality small-sclae research that makes a contribution to their business, and it allows them to make a contribution to developing the next generation of water managers. If you'd like to know more about this scheme you can watch our short student video or contact for more information.


We still have a few scholarship opportunities for our Water and Environmental Management MSc.   The scholarships are fully funded through the Scottish Funding Council and are open to anyone who has been living in Scotland for a continuous period of 3 years prior to 1 August 2016 (this doesn’t include residency for the purposes of study only).


Full information on eligibility and how to apply can be found here. If you have any queries about applying for the Scholarship, contact our team at please note Water and Environmental Management MSc in your query.