Hydrology and Water Management MSc at Newcastle University - UCAS

Course summary

Our Hydrology and Water Management MSc gives you the theoretical and practical skills for a career in water and environmental industries.

  • About this course
Our Hydrology and water Management MSc provides you with the opportunity to understand water and its:
  • nature
  • occurrence
  • characterisation
  • management.
You’ll choose one of our specialist pathways to enhance your knowledge, including:
  • climate change
  • catchment hydrology and instrumentation
  • hydroinformatics
  • flood risk management.
What you'll learn You’ll be able to understand:
  • key subject areas such as hydrology and hydraulics
  • the theoretical basis for methods of analysis and modelling
  • the regulatory and socio-economic aspects of water management
  • specific examples of water management, drawing on examples from developing and industrialised countries.
Your 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:
  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • practical classes
  • coursework
  • site visits.
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 Laboratory
  • numerous catchment-based field sites
  • Chemical and Biological Research Laboratories
  • Geotechnics, Soils and Structures Research Laboratories.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Surveyors, Royal Institution of
  • The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

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. English Language Requirements: 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).

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Hydrology and Water Management MSc at Newcastle University - UCAS