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Hydrogeology and Water Management MSc

Hydrogeology and Water Management MSc

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Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Water Management Hydrology

Course type


Course Summary

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.

We are currently enhancing our taught programmes to:

provide more industrial context
offer more flexibility and choice
deliver an enhanced educational experience.

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 learn

What 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 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.


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 module introduces the background to different types of modelling used to represent both natural hydrological systems and the water resources infrastructure which is part of the management of water in catchments. Different modelling approaches are described, from relatively simple lumped models through to complex physically based models for catchments and river systems. Essential tools and methods are presented to address problems of model calibration and to take account of uncertainty in modelling. Advanced hydroinformatic tools are used, including software products currently used in the water industry, to demonstrate and practise practical application of the different modelling approaches.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more