Taught course

Hydrology and Climate Change

Newcastle University · School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

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 or geomatics. Applicants with different or non-standard qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, particularly if you have relevant industrial experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Through theoretical, practical and computational (informatics) training, the Hydrology and Climate Change MSc will enhance your knowledge of the water environment and its management in the context of climate change.

The impact of climate change and past hydrological behaviour means that hydrological and water resource issues have to be looked at in a new way.

This course will encourage you to rethink hydrological problems and solutions in new and innovative ways. This training is quantitative and relevant to the needs of today's water industry.

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Information for 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 Language course.

Fees and funding

The School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences is committed to supporting excellent MSc students and offers a range of scholarships and bursaries:

Further financial support is available from the University including the new Vice Chancellor’s Scholarships for international students (£3,000) and a range of other scholarships:

  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
  • Alumni discount of 20% (UK, EU and International students)
  • Sports scholarships
  • 2% tuition fee discount
  • Hardship funds

For more information and details of how to apply see our Funding and Finance website.

See also our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Academic Secretary (Water Resources Engineering), School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
+44 (0) 191 208 7457