Hydrogeology, M.Sc. in United Kingdom

University of Birmingham

Study in:United Kingdom
Deadline: 1 July 2019


The lecture component of the Hydrogeology programme offered at the University of Birmingham. encompasses the full range of hydrogeology. Modules cover drilling, well design, aquifer test analysis, laboratory test analysis, groundwater flow, hydrogeophysics, inorganic chemistry of groundwaters, organic contamination of groundwater, contaminated land and remediation, groundwater modelling, contaminant transport, hydrology, and groundwater resources assessment.

These lecture modules are supported by practical field sessions, and by computing and hydrogeological modelling based on industry standard software. Integration of concepts developed in the taught programmes is facilitated through student-centred investigations of current issues linked to a diverse range of hydrogeological environments.

Program Structure

Courses include:

  • Regional Groundwater Flow Modelling
  • Surface Water Interactions
  • Spatial Data Analysis and Environmental Geophysics
  • Borehole Design, Construction, and Maintenance
  • Inorganic Chemistry and Groundwater
  • Contaminant Transport Modelling
  • Groundwater Management and Exploitation
  • Water Resources Studies
  • Groundwater Hydraulics
  • Groundwater Organic Contaminant Pollution and Remediation

Academic Requirements

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • The course is open to graduates who hold a 2:1 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.


The new Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for Masters degrees in the UK is available for students normally residing in England.

The main details of the new Postgraduate Loan are:

  • A loan of up to £10,609 will be made available to students applying to taught and research Masters courses.
  • The loan will be available to students across all discipline subject areas for full-time, part-time and distance learning Masters programmes, so long as you do not have existing qualifications at Masters-level or above (which includes undergraduate integrated Masters qualifications, such as MSci or MEng etc).
  • The loan will be paid directly to you, into a UK bank account.

Detailed Program Facts

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