Our Hydrogeology and Water Management MSc gives you the skills and knowledge to work in the water and environmental industry with a focus on groundwater.
About this course
About this course
Our Hydrogeology and Water Management MSc focusses on groundwater and hydrogeology. You’ll be provided with the opportunity to understand water and its:
You’ll receive practical and theoretical training relevant to the needs of the water and environmental engineering industries.
What you'll learnWhat you'll learn
You will gain skills and knowledge related to key areas of hydrogeology and water management, including:
- hydraulics of porous media
You’ll also gain advanced knowledge and understanding of:
- components of groundwater assessment and instrumentation
- contaminant hydrology
- analysis and modelling methods
- socio-economic aspects of groundwater
Your developmentYour development
On completion of the course, you will have developed intellectual and practical skills relevant to industry including:
- apply appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing relevant problems
- use scientific principles to develop mathematical and environmental solutions to practical problems
- create new products or methodologies by combining ideas from a wide range of sources
- planning, executing and reporting research projects
- designing water infrastructure schemes
- use of instrumentation, IT tools and hydroinformatic technologies
You will be required to earn a total of 180 credits throughout the course, including 120 credits in semesters 1 and 2 with 60 credits as part of a dissertation project in the third semester. You will be taught through a combination of:
- practical classes
- site visits
During the first two semesters, you will focus on enhancing your knowledge of the water environment and infrastructure through both compulsory and optional modules.
The course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) (comprising ICE, IStructE, CIHT and IHIE), as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for students with an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng Honours degree or Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc Honours degree.
The course is also accredited by the Geological Society, Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
The School of Engineering has an exceptional range of laboratories equipped with a wide range of analytical instrumentation supporting our research, teaching and contract research projects. These include:
- Novak Hydraulics and Hydrology Laboratory
- Numerous field sites including Cockle Park (borehole array) and many catchment study sites
- Chemical and Biological Research Laboratories
- Geotechnics, Soils and Structures Research Laboratories
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Newcastle University's Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering delivers a range of CPD modules related to water.
Contact UsContact Us
Academic Secretary (Water Resources Engineering)
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7457
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You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Modules for 2018 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
- CEG8106 Pollution Control Engineering for Groundwaters and Surface Waters
- CEG8501 Quantitative Methods for Engineering
- CEG8505 Climate Change: Earth System, Future Scenarios and Threats
- CEG8506 Hydrosystems Modelling
- CEG8507 Borehole Design, Construction and Operation
- CEG8511 Groundwater Assessment
- CEG8512 Integrated River Basin Management
- CEG8516 Groundwater Modelling
- CEG8520 Hydrosystems: Processes and Management
- CEG8705 Geographic Information Systems
- CEG8596 MSc Project and Dissertation in Water Resources
Individual modules can be taken as Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.
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Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per year.
Full time: £10,200
Part time: £5,100
Full time: £10,200
Part time: £5,100
Full time: £21,600
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 and 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A good 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in subjects such as:
- environmental sciences
- earth sciences
- computer sciences
Applicants with different or non-standard qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, particularly if you have relevant industrial experience.
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at a minimum of 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at a minimum of 5.5, including writing)
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How to Apply
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.