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Hydrogeology MSc - University of Birmingham

This is a vocational MSc; the lecture component of the programme encompasses the full range of hydrogeology, including modules on drilling, well design, aquifer test analysis, groundwater flow, hydrogeophysics, inorganic and organic chemistry, contaminated land and remediation, and groundwater resources assessment. These lecture modules are supported by practical field session, and by groundwater modelling using industry standard software.

Key facts about the course are given in the table below; full details of the MSc course can be found on the university webpage

MSc course Hydrogeology
Course structure 12 months full-time starting in October
Flexible options Part-time over 2 years
Modules 12 taught modules during the autumn and spring terms including;
  • Groundwater flow and transport

  • Surface water interactions

  • Borehole design, construction and maintenance

  • Inorganic chemistry and groundwater

  • Contaminant transport modelling
  • Field course Week-long field course including, chemical sampling, pumping tests and geophysics, in addition to site visits
    Dissertation requirements Independant project submitted in September
    Work experience Potential collaboration with external partners during independant project
    Funding opportunties From 2011/12 entry, there are no longer any NERC studentships available with this course# International students may be able to gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government
    Course convenor Professor John Tellam
    Links Course webpage
    PhD Opportunities
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