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Civil Engineering (Water Resources) MPhil, PhD

Newcastle University have a broad range of civil engineering water resource research. It has global consequences and our academics are leaders in their field.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2023
  • January 2024
  • April 2024

Overview

Our School of Engineering has a successful research group that focuses on water. The group is striving to make catchments, cities and infrastructure more productive, safer and sustainable. Our mission is to foster, promote and conduct research of international quality. We attract high-quality graduates and researchers and train them to international standards. Our range of expertise is broad and includes the development of practical responses to address global change challenges. This is from a local all the way to the global scale.

Our research themes include:

  • flow and transport processes in surface and subsurface systems.
  • 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

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Our research themes include:

We supervise MPhil and PhD students in the following areas:

  • flow and transport processes in surface and subsurface systems. This includes 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

Our research has access to facilities and centres in the Newcastle Institute for Sustainability:

  • Water Resource Systems Research Laboratory
  • Centre for Earth Systems Engineering Research (CESER)
  • Centre for Land Use and Water Resources Research (CLUWRR)

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How you'll learn

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Placement opportunities

We have extensive UK and international contacts. Our research can be carried out in collaboration with industry and government agencies. Research projects are supervised by staff with a wide range of industrial and academic experience.

Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) researcher development programme 

Each faculty offers a researcher development programme for its postgraduate research students. We have designed your programme to help you:

  • perform better as a researcher
  • boost your career prospects
  • broaden your impact

Through workshops and activities, it will build your transferable skills and increase your confidence.

You’ll cover:

  • techniques for effective research
  • methods for better collaborative working
  • essential professional standards and requirements

Your programme is flexible. You can adapt it to meet your changing needs as you progress through your doctorate.

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Doctoral training and partnerships

There are opportunities to undertake your PhD at Newcastle within a:

  • Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT)
  • Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

Being part of a CDT or DTP has many benefits:

  • they combine research expertise and training of a number of leading universities, academic schools and academics.
  • you’ll study alongside a cohort of other PhD students
  • they’re often interdisciplinary
  • your PhD may be funded

Find out more about doctoral training and partnerships

If there are currently opportunities available in your subject area you’ll find them when you search for funding in the fees and funding section on this course.

The following centres/partnerships below may have PhD opportunities available in your subject area in the future:

Your future

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Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

The School of Engineering has an exceptional range of laboratories. These are equipped with a wide range of analytical instrumentation.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2023 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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Postgraduate Research Administrator
School of Engineering
Email: soe.pgr.civg@ncl.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0) 191 208 6323

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