Newcastle University

Hydrogeology and Water Management

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Rank: 200 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: Main Site (Newcastle)


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months

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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.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 changeurbanisationfood and water securityYou'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:engineeringgeographyenvironmental sciencesearth sciencesmathematicsphysicsgeologychemistrycomputer sciencesgeomaticsOur 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 lecturessite visitsprojectsOur 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.Accreditation: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 Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).Facilities:The School 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 LaboratoryNational Green Infrastructure FacilityUrban ObservatoryNumerous catchment-based field sitesOur own experimental array of about 12 boreholes up to 150m in depth at Cockle ParkComputational facilities for high-performance computingChemical and Biological Research LaboratoriesGeotechnics, Soils and Structures Research Laboratories


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. International Students: To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills) If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests. The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (IELTS 6.5 (6.0 every band))

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Newcastle University.

About this university

International students

Newcastle attracts students from over 120 countries worldwide and there is plenty of help and advice on hand to assist them in adapting to life in the UK. The university has a system where every student has a personal tutor to assist them in both academic and non-academic matters and there is also a Student Wellbeing Service for confidence advice and help. There is a Visa and Immigration Team on hand to deal with legal matters relating to these areas and a Student Advice Centre within the Student’s Union for information on matters such as housing and finances. Finally, towards the end of studying, there is a Careers Service to help students find work or further their education as required. The heart of student life outside the classroom in the university is the Newcastle University Students Union. Unlike many students unions, NUSU owns the building that it operates from, following an anonymous gift in 1924 that allowed them to build a neo-Jacobean style building. It is run by six sabbatical officers and employs some 300 people in roles such as bar staff and entertainment organisers. In the media, there is a student run newspaper, established in 1948, called The Courier as well as radio station. The university is one of the leading in the UK for its sports programs and there are more than 50 sports clubs to become involved with.

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