MPhil: minimum 12 months full time; minimum 24 months part time
PhD: minimum 36 months full time; minimum 72 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £4,320-£10,950 part time £2,160-£5,475
International: full time £14,180-£20,810 part time fees
Fees vary according to the exact nature of the research project.
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
MPhil/ PhD supervision is normally available in the following research areas:
Flow and transport processes in surface and subsurface systems including river mechanics and contaminant and sediment transport; planning and control of hydraulic networks; sustainable management of the water environment (including urban, rural agricultural and forestry environments); climate change impact assessment (including flood risk); environmental hazard assessment and mitigation (including landslide hazard); integrated surface and groundwater pollution controls; integrated assessment of coupled natural, technological and human systems.
Examples of specific project areas and titles are on our research projects website.
General staff interests include:
Erosion and sediment transport, catchment modelling and impact assessment (Dr J Bathurst); hydrology and climate change (Professor C Kilsby, Dr H Fowler); computational hydraulics and hydraulic engineering (Dr V Kutija, Dr Q Liang); water resources engineering (Professor P O’Connell), water resource engineering, groundwater studies and catchment modelling (Dr G Parkin); water resources engineering and rural land management (Dr P F Quinn); hydrogeochemical engineering (Dr A Jarvis); coastal engineering and flood risk analysis (Dr R Dawson).
For more information about staff specialisms please see the School's website.
We offer the MPhil and PhD on both full-time and part-time bases. You are provided with formal training in research skills and methods, and discipline-specific training is provided where appropriate. Postgraduate students may be able to undertake paid laboratory demonstrating to gain teaching experience.
Our Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School provides training in professional/key skills and research techniques, supports personal development, hosts postgraduate events and has links with several specialist graduate training networks.
Normally, an upper-second-class Honours degree or higher, or an international equivalent, in a relevant subject such as engineering, geography, geology, chemistry, mathematics or biology, or an equivalent qualification and appropriate work experience. Applicants whose first language is not English normally require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
Applications are considered throughout the year although specific deadlines for funding may apply. We recommend that you discuss your project proposal with a member of staff and obtain their agreement to supervise you before applying. Further application advice is available from the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering.
There are three possible start dates for your research degree:
• 7 January 2013
• 15 April 2013
• or 23 September 2013
However these dates are not mandatory and in some circumstances permission can be granted for alternative start dates.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
For further information please contact:
Postgraduate Research Secretary (Civil Engineering)
School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 222 6445
This programme is within the subject area of Civil Engineering.