Be able to describe, critically evaluate and use research philosophies and a comprehensive range of field, lab and modelling methodologies for hydrological investigation;
Exhibit a masterly level of research management skills;
Critically and creatively evaluate current hydrological issues, research and advanced scholarship in the discipline;
Proactively formulate ideas and hypotheses and to develop, implement and execute plans by which to evaluate these;
Possess a masterly level of scientific data analysis skills
Be able to present and communicate hydrological data and research findings with a masterly level of competence in a range of forms including posters, academic papers, abstracts and oral presentations.
12 months full-time, 24 months part time
School of Geography
The School of Geography is one of the largest and most successful in Britain. We have over thirty-five academic staff with a wide range of academic interests and a long history of academic and applied research. The School’s international reputation for its research was recognised in the last (2001) HEFCE Research Assessment Exercise with the award of a prestigious 5 rating. We were also rated as ‘Excellent’ in the last Teaching Quality Assessment Exercise.
Excellent facilities for research are available within the School including extensive computing and GIS facilities, well-equipped and staffed physical geography science laboratories, a large map collection and a growing availability of on-line and digital information through our Geographical Resources Unit. In addition postgraduates benefit from the facilities provided by one of Britain’s leading universities. Close contacts exist with many industrial, commercial and public sector organisations. The School also maintains an active research seminar series. Drawing on the combined resources of the department, faculties and the University we are able to offer a broad-based and expert programme of research training, approved by the relevant Research Councils (ESRC and NERC), in both human and physical geography. In human geography our Masters programme was awarded the important ‘Research Training’ status by the ESRC in 2002, identifying it as an approved route to PhD research.
Over the past few years we have established a record as one of the most successful Geography departments in Britain for attracting NERC and ESRC funding, both for research and research studentships, including CASE awards.
In addition to specialist geographical training and education we provide facilities for training in fields such as project management, teaching and learning, presentation skills and computing.
What you study
-Research Philosophy, Design and Methods
-Data Analysis and Communication
-Research Project for Master of Research
-Water Resource Management
-Forecasting in Hydrology
-Hillslope Hydrology and River Discharge Analysis
How you study
We have a suite of dedicated high performance computers, a map library, and the latest laboratory and field instrumentation for use in projects. We have flumes, geophysical equipment, meteorological, groundwater and surface water probes and a large pool of data logging and survey equipment. Recent investment in new field and laboratory resources to supplement our existing equipment is in excess of £1 million.