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Hydrogeology and Water Management MSc

Hydrogeology and Water Management MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Water Management Hydrology

Course type


Course Summary

Hydrogeology and Water Management MSc gives you the skills and knowledge to work in the water and environmental industry with a focus on groundwater. It focusses on groundwater and hydrogeology. You’ll be provided with the opportunity to understand water and its: nature, occurrence, characterisation, management. You’ll receive practical and theoretical training relevant to the needs of the water and environmental engineering industries. You will gain skills and knowledge related to key areas of hydrogeology and water management, including: hydrogeology, hydrogeochemistry, hydraulics of porous media. You’ll also gain advanced knowledge and understanding of: components of groundwater assessment and instrumentation, hydrostratigraphy, contaminant hydrology, analysis and modelling methods, socio-economic aspects of groundwater. 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.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



The module provides the basic understanding expected of an aspiring hydrologist, especially the fundamental features of water flow and contaminant and sediment transport through the land phase of the hydrological cycle, how human activity impacts upon and interacts with these features, and the methods used to measure and analyze the flows and relevant river catchment characteristics. It includes subsurface and surface flows and their interactions, assessment of anthropogenic impacts and infrastructure operation in the hydrological environment, role of information technology in data measurement and processing, design of data monitoring networks, instrumentation, data processing, data bases and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

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

Students should have 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 or 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