Postgraduate

Hydrology and Water Mgt MSc

Hydrology and Water Management MSc

Full time: 12 months, part time: 24 months

Profile

Our Hydrology and Water Management MSc gives you theoretical and practical skills and knowledge for a career in the water and environmental industries, with specialist focus on climate and flood risk.


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About this course

Taught by leaders in their field, our Hydrology and Water Management MSc provides you with the opportunity to understand issues and challenges of water management, addressing current global issues in developed and less developed countries including:

  • climate change
  • urbanisation
  • food and water security

You'll develop technical skills built on the latest science. You will also broaden your understanding of policy and practice relevant to developing a professional career in the water industry.

Our graduates are in high demand particularly in consultancies and regulatory bodies in the UK and worldwide.

Our MSc is designed for both practising professionals and graduates in subjects such as:

  • engineering
  • geography
  • environmental sciences
  • earth sciences
  • mathematics
  • physics
  • geology
  • chemistry
  • computer sciences
  • geomatics

Our strong industrial engagement means our degree programmes are shaped by the needs of industry and government policy. You will typically benefit from this engagement through:

  • industry guest lectures
  • site visits
  • projects

Our graduates are in high demand particularly in consultancies and regulatory bodies in the UK and worldwide. You will graduate with the enhanced skills and knowledge preparing you for a wide range of careers.

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Modules

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 2020 entry

Module changes

Course content changes 

The information above is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability

Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Careers

Curious about what our graduates have gone on to do? Find out about opportunities they’ve pursued, and how we can help you develop your career.

Graduate destinations

Graduates on this MSc are in high demand from employers in the UK and internationally. Graduate destinations include:

  • Environment Agency of England and Wales
  • water companies
  • local government
  • major multi-disciplinary international consultancies and specialist consultancies in the water sector such as:
    • Arup
    • Mott MacDonald
    • Atkins
    • JBA

Our MSc also provides a route into further study at PhD level.

Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service will help you to explore your options and make informed choices to achieve your career goals.

Work experience

Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.

Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.

Fees & Funding

2021-2022 fees

The fees displayed here are per year. If your studies last longer than a year your fee maybe subjected to an annual inflationary increase.

MSc

Home

Full time: £11,400
Part time: £5,700

International

Full time: £24,300

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A good 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in subjects such as:

  • engineering
  • geography
  • environmental sciences
  • earth sciences
  • mathematics
  • physics
  • geology
  • chemistry
  • computer sciences
  • geomatics

Applicants with different or non-standard qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, particularly if you have relevant industrial experience.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

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.

Specialist route

Specialist route

You will initially apply for Hydrology and Water Management, but choose a specialist route upon registration. Guidance will be given.

Start dates

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.

Deposit

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.