Taught course

Hydrogeology and Water Management

Newcastle University · School of Engineering

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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

Our Hydrogeology and Water Management MSc gives you theoretical and practical skills and knowledge for a career in the water and environmental industries, with specialist focus on groundwater.

About this course

The MSc provides a broad-based education in water management, but with a focus on groundwater issues and techniques.

You'll develop technical skills built on the latest science. You will also broaden your understanding of policy and practice relevant to developing a professional career in the water industry.

Our MSc is designed for both practising professionals and graduates in subjects such as:

  • engineering
  • geography
  • environmental sciences
  • earth sciences
  • mathematics
  • physics
  • geology
  • chemistry
  • computer sciences
  • geomatics.

Our strong industrial engagement means our degree programmes are shaped by the needs of industry and government policy. You will typically benefit from this engagement through:

  • industry guest lectures
  • site visits
  • projects.

Our graduates are in high demand particularly in consultancies and regulatory bodies in the UK and worldwide. You will graduate with the enhanced skills and knowledge preparing you for a wide range of careers.

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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

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Engineering
+44 (0) 191 208 7457