Research course

Civil Engineering (Water Resources)

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject, such as engineering, geography, geology, chemistry, mathematics or biology. We will also consider applicants with lower or non-standard qualifications if you have appropriate work experience.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

We have a broad range of civil engineering water resource research. Our expertise ranges from climate modelling to developing practical responses to global change challenges. Our research has global consequences and our academics are leaders in their field.

Our School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences has a successful research group that focuses on water resources. Our mission is to foster, promote and conduct research of international quality. This means that we attract high quality graduates and researchers and train them to international standards.

As a research student you receive a tailored package of academic and supportelements. Your personalised programme will ensure you maximise your research and future career. The programme profile details academic subject information. Support is available through our:

  • Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme
  • Doctoral training centres
  • Research Student Support Team

Department specialisms

Catchment hydrology and sustainable management; flood risk and coastal management; climate change impacts and adaptation. We supervise MPhil and PhD students in the following areas: 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.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Research Secretary (Civil Engineering)
Email
melissa.ware@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 6445