PhD Civil Engineering (Water Resources)

| Newcastle upon Tyne, England, 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.



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.

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Tuition fee Not specified
Duration full-time 36 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 72 months
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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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.

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