Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Civil Engineering (Water Resources)

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 research themes include: 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. This includes river mechanics and contaminant and sediment transport; 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.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject, such as: engineering; geography; geology; chemistry; mathematics; biology. We will also consider applicants with lower or non-standard qualifications if they have appropriate work experience. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will need IELTS 6.5, or equivalent. International applicants may require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this programme, applicants will be informed of this in the offer letter.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 36 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 72 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

Postgraduate Research Secretary (Civil Engineering), School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Telephone number: 
0191 208 6445