University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Hydrogeology

A comprehensive training in the theory and practice of groundwater science and engineering, providing an excellent basis for careers in scientific, engineering and environmental consultancies, water companies, major industries, research, and government scientific and regulatory services in the UK and abroad. Modules encompass the full range of groundwater studies and are supported by practical field sessions and computing and hydrogeological modelling based on industry standard software.

Entry requirements

The course is open to graduates who hold a good Honours degree or an equivalent qualification from the full range of science, engineering and environmental disciplines. The course is quantitative and teaches the principles underpinning Hydrogeology to a high level. It introduces participants to many quantitative skills and methods and applicants are required, therefore, to demonstrate an adequate level of ability in mathematics that will allow them to gain the most from the Course and to work effectively in their future career. An AS or A-level in Mathematics or an equivalent through their degree course or through appropriate tuition is sufficient.

Course modules

The course has 10 taught modules, each representing either 10 or 20 credits. The individual project is worth 60 credits. Modules: groundwater hydraulics; surface water interactions; borehole design, construction, and maintenance; environmental geophysics; groundwater management and exploitation; inorganic chemistry and groundwater; groundwater organic contaminant pollution and remediation; regional groundwater flow modelling; contaminant transport modelling; water resources studies.

Assessment methods

Combination of examinations, projects, or reports.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,840 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,840 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,840 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,840 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,840 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,420 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,420 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,420 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,420 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,420 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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