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Masters degrees in Hydrogeology offer advanced study of study of the physical, chemical and biological processes which occur at the interface between rock and water at or below the Earth's surface.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Water Engineering, and Applied Geotechnics. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Geology or Marine Ecology.
Courses in Hydrogeology and Geohydrology explore the nature, occurrence, characterisation and management of groundwater resources. This includes investigations of the chemical, physical, biological processes and properties within aquifers (geological formations containing or conducting ground water), and ocean systems.
Training typically includes bathymetric techniques such as benthic zone analysis to visualise ocean topography. Other training also includes quantitative methods to measure pressure gradients, rock porosity and hydraulic conductivity of different water sources.
Expertise in this field is necessary for a range of industrial applications, including fish farming, resources exploitation such as wind and wave farms, and mining for products such as fuel and minerals.
Other careers may include environmental monitoring and pollutant reduction, coastal marine management, or roles in insurance and utilities corporations.
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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.
Geotechnics provides insight into geological engineering design work and highlights complications that can arise from engineering production.
This flexible MSc programme is suitable for individuals who already have an accredited undergraduate civil engineering degree and who are seeking to further their engineering skills and achieve chartered status.
The Water and Environmental Management MSc provides training in the core scientific, technical and interdisciplinary skills that are essential in water resource and environmental management fields.
This one-year MRes aims to provide advanced study in Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control within Europe and globally. You'll have access to laboratory facilities that provide hands-on experience essential for experimental analysis.
Protecting and improving our water resources is one of the most significant engineering challenges we face today. This course will give you the fundamental knowledge and experience for a career in water engineering, including skills in environmental enhancement and protection.
Geotechnical engineering examines the engineering behaviour of earth materials and is relevant to all engineering and construction practices that are concerned with the ground on both a surface level and within it.
The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Birmingham offers a breadth of quality postgraduate programmes in a range of disciplines that few institutions in Europe can match.