Imperial College London

Course Introduction

This course is career'oriented and covers both theoretical background and practical design considerations; lectures are given mainly by full'time staff but important contributions are made by visiting professors and guest lecturers who are eminent industrialists; many students continue their studies to undertake research towards a PhD; hydrology is strongly multidisciplinary, and the course includes a basic treatment of relevant physical and life sciences, mathematical sciences, and systems analysis; a 1'week study tour is a compulsory part of the course.

Course Modules

Modules include: Contaminated land and groundwater; dissertation; environmental fluid mechanics; environmental management in developing countries; groundwater flow and quality modelling; hydrogeology and groundwater; hydrological processes; hydroinformatics; hydrometry; irrigation; mathematical and statistical modelling; meteorology and climate change; rainfall run'off modelling and flood hydrology; stochastic hydrology; urban hydrology and urban drainage; water quality modelling; water resources management; plus add'on modules: business management; sustainable development; design project.

Course Additional Entry

2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (particularly in subjects such as civil engineering, as well as other branches of engineering, natural sciences, earth sciences and other numerate disciplines). Applicants with relevant industrial and professional experience may also be considered. All applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O'level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £27,900  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,000  Whole course. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,950  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,500  Academic year. First year home fees