PhD Civil Engineering (Water Resources)

Newcastle University | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
PhD supervision is normally available in the following research areas: Flow and transport processes in surface and subsurface systems including 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.

Description of Civil Engineering (Water Resources)

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Examples of specific project areas and titles are on our research projects website.

General staff interests include:

Erosion and sediment transport, catchment modelling and impact assessment; hydrology and climate change; computational hydraulics and hydraulic engineering; water resources engineering, water resource engineering, groundwater studies and catchment modelling; water resources engineering and rural land management; hydrogeochemical engineering; coastal engineering and flood risk analysis.

For more information about staff specialisms please see the School's website.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Not specified
Start date September  2015, January  2016, April  2016
Duration full-time 36 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Project Type Open

Course Content

We offer the PhD on both full-time and part-time bases. You are provided with formal training in research skills and methods, and discipline-specific training is provided where appropriate. Postgraduate students may be able to undertake paid laboratory demonstrating to gain teaching experience.

Our Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School provides training in professional/key skills and research techniques, supports personal development, hosts postgraduate events and has links with several specialist graduate training networks.

English Language Requirements

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6.5

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The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Civil Engineering (Water Resources)

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject such as engineering, geography, geology, chemistry, mathematics or biology. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with an equivalent or non-standard qualifications who have appropriate work experience.

Applicants whose first language is not English normally require 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.

Work Experience for Civil Engineering (Water Resources)

No work experience is required.

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Newcastle University, United Kingdom

United Kingdom From its origins as a School of Medicine and Surgery in 1834, Newcastle University today offers a first-class student experience in the heart of Britainís number one student city. Newcastle is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Ranked among the best in the world by the most recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Newcastle University is in its global top 150, while The Sunday Times University Guide 2012 placed us in 12th position in the UK.