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Dŵr mewn Byd sy’n Newid (MSc)

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  • Dull astudio: Amser llawn

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Dyddiad dechrau

Diwrnod agored

Dysgwch am astudio'n ôl-raddedig yma yn ystod ein Diwrnod Agored nesaf.

Pam astudio’r cwrs hwn

This course draws on interdisciplinary knowledge to provide a broad outlook on water problems within the context of current realities and future projections of climate change.

Floods, droughts, poor water quality, disparities in regional access to water – these are all great environmental challenges for societies and ecosystems, and they are being exacerbated and complicated by a changing climate.

Gain the up-to-date knowledge and skills needed to understand and solve challenging water problems from an informed perspective applicable to a diverse range of careers. This course provides a unique opportunity for graduates to explore a wide range of disciplines such as hydrology, climate science, freshwater ecology, economics, social science, and hazard and risk analysis. Topics studied will include climate, flood management, droughts, water quality and availability, and water resources. Students will also develop the soft skills required for success in a professional setting.

By combining knowledge from several fields, this course encourages a broad outlook on water problems which is highly-valued in related academic and professional careers. Graduates will be well-suited to roles in international development, government, environmental consultancy and the non-profit sector. This course also provides a strong base for pursuing a research career in a water-related topic.


Nodweddion unigryw

  • Explore a wide variety of disciplines involving aspects of physical and social sciences in the context of climate change.
  • Develop a broad perspective on the water problems facing our society which are vital to employers and academia.
  • Meet with professionals in this field and develop the soft skills needed for success in a professional setting.
  • Complete a substantial research project at an advanced level in a research area of your choice.

Ble byddwch yn astudio

Ysgol Gwyddorau’r Ddaear a’r Môr

Rydym yn gwneud synnwyr o'n byd sy'n newid ac yn datrys rhai o'r heriau mwyaf sy'n wynebu ein cymdeithas, economi ac amgylchedd.

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Meini prawf derbyn

This Programme is suitable for graduates or experienced practitioners in related disciplines, such as geography, economics, hydrology, biology, environmental science, Earth science, etc.

Applicants should normally hold a first or second class Honours degree in a relevant subject area or have appropriate professional experience.

We welcome international applicants with equivalent qualifications.


Typical IELTS offer: 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each category)


Rhagor o wybodaeth am ofynion Iaith Saesneg.

Mae'n rhaid i ymgeiswyr sydd angen fisa Haen 4 i astudio yn y DU gyflwyno cymhwyster iaith Saesneg derbyniol er mwyn bodloni gofynion UKVI (Fisâu a Mewnfudo y DU).

Euogfarnau troseddol

Nid yw'n ofynnol i chi gwblhau gwiriad DBS (Gwasanaeth Gwahardd Datgelu) na darparu Tystysgrif Ymddygiad Da i astudio'r cwrs hwn.

Os ydych chi'n destun unrhyw amod trwydded neu gyfyngiad monitro ar hyn o bryd a allai effeithio ar eich gallu i gwblhau'ch astudiaethau yn llwyddiannus, bydd gofyn i chi ddatgelu'ch cofnod troseddol. Mae'r amodau'n cynnwys, ond heb fod yn gyfyngedig i:

  • mynediad at gyfrifiaduron neu ddyfeisiau sy'n gallu storio delweddau
  • defnyddio offer / dyfeisiau rhyngrwyd a chyfathrebu
  • cyrffyw
  • rhyddid i symud
  • cyswllt â phobl sy'n gysylltiedig â Phrifysgol Caerdydd.

Strwythur y cwrs

This is a two-stage postgraduate taught programme with a total of 180 credits (120 credits taught, 60 credits research project). The modules and their assessments will be staggered to balance student workloads. Given the interdisciplinary nature of this programme, all modules are core.

The summer term consists of a single 60 credit research project module to be submitted in September.

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2020/21. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2020.

Coursework will be assigned to be completed by the end of February. There will be written exams in March. Dissertation planning will occur from January. Pending success in the coursework and examination assessments, students will be eligible to begin their dissertation research.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Research Dissertation - Water in a Changing WorldEAT30160 credydau
Water and Life on EarthBIT05720 credydau
Frontiers in WaterBIT05830 credydau
Environment and DevelopmentCPT91720 credydau
Water in the EnvironmentEAT10920 credydau
Climate Change, Adaptation and ResilienceEAT30220 credydau
Risk, Hazard and ManagementMAT12310 credydau

Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Dysgu ac asesu

Sut y caf fy addysgu?

We are a friendly and informal school and you will be taught by world-leading experts involved in cutting-edge international research.

Our teaching approach is a mix of lectures and practical sessions on problem solving including discussion sessions, reading seminars, presentations, field visits, and meetings with field professionals.

You will also be encouraged to learn independently and within groups throughout the course, developing a wide range of skills which will be essential for your future employment including project management and organisational skills as well as developing your competence in applying information technology and using state-of-the-art field techniques and equipment.

Sut y caf fy asesu?

Assessments vary by module, but will include quantitative problem sets, essays, oral presentations, video presentations, exams containing multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions, and the research dissertation.

Progress will also be evaluated using the formative assessment to help the student to improve their performance. The formative assessments will be fairly short to make sure that the building blocks of learning are being achieved before the next part of the programme. The modules and their assessments will be staggered to balance student workloads. Further details are provided in the individual module descriptions.

You must successfully complete the 120 credits of the taught component of the course before you will be permitted to progress to the research dissertation.

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

We offer a comprehensive support structure to ensure a positive student experience.

At the start of the course you will be allocated a personal tutor, who will serve as a point of contact to advise on both academic and personal matters in an informal and confidential manner.


Students have many opportunities for feedback during contact sessions. You will be involved in giving feedback in activities such as video feedback and self-assessment. Additionally, you will receive feedback from teaching staff and stakeholders; providing you with experience of the real-life feedback that you may encounter when you find employment.


We have a Learning Central website where you can access videos, images, presentations, lecture handouts, bibliographies, links to further reading, electronic exercises and discussion circles.

You will also have full access to the 24-hour computing facilities in the School of Earth & Ocean Sciences.

Support services

You will have access to the full range of facilities and services provided by the University, including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service, alongside excellent libraries and resource centres.


We aim to create an inclusive, supportive and welcoming environment that respects the dignity of staff and students of all ages, ethnicities, disabilities, family structures, genders, nationalities, sexual orientations, and races, religious or other beliefs, and socio-economic backgrounds. Read about our commitment to the Athena SWAN principles and our Bronze status.

Pa sgiliau y byddaf yn eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

Knowledge & Understanding:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to:

  • Explain the hydrologic cycle, its global and regional expression in response to climate forcing, and its translation into surface and subsurface water storage;
  • Articulate the complex connections between culture, society and water;
  • Synthesise the fundamental biological and ecological characteristics of freshwater ecosystems with the organisms that occupy them, as well as their relevant stressors;
  • Characterise hazard and risk, and their implications for managing water on the planet using advanced quantitative methods;
  • Provide a detailed analysis of the climate system and its evolution under climate change, with particular emphasis on the water cycle;
  • Identify and explain a deep awareness of key frontiers in water science. 

 Intellectual Skills:

  • On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to:
  • Critically evaluate and quantify water fluxes and storage at, above, or below the Earth’s surface;
  • Calculate and interpret risk and hazard from existing datasets on water;
  • Synthesise and summarise the scientific and social science literature;
  • Utilise and manipulate large datasets and/or existing models;
  • Analyse and report on advanced interdisciplinary issues related to water problems.

Professional Practical Skills:

  • On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to:
  • Interact and engage with experts in a range of water-related fields;
  • Address and understand environmental problems from multiple perspectives;
  • Conduct background literature searches on a targeted topic in order to quickly ascertain the state of the science/art;
  • Contextualise local/regional water problems in broader sphere of influence.  
  • Lead interdisciplinary group meetings/discussions.

Transferable/Key Skills:

  • On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to:
  • Conduct sophisticated multi-step quantitative analyses individually and part of a team;
  • Synthesise complex information from disparate sources;
  • Communicate research to expert and public audiences through various media;
  • Write convincingly about in-depth environmental/water problems and publish/present at international forums.;
  • Work with interdisciplinary groups to integrate and summarise knowledge.

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2020/21)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendal

Rhagor o wybodaeth am ffioedd dysgu a blaendaliadau, gan gynnwys ar gyfer myfyrwyr rhan-amser a pharhaus.

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Bydd myfyrwyr o'r EU sy'n dechrau yn 2020/21 yn talu'r un ffioedd dysgu â myfyrwyr o'r DU dros gyfnod eu cwrs. Dylech nodi y gall ffioedd gynyddu'n flynyddol yn unol â chwyddiant. Nid yw Llywodraeth Cymru wedi cadarnhau ffioedd a chyllid i fyfyrwyr o'r EU sy'n dechrau yn 2021/22 eto. Byddwn yn darparu rhagor o wybodaeth cyn gynted ag y gallwn.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2020/21)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendal

Rhagor o wybodaeth am ffioedd dysgu a blaendaliadau, gan gynnwys ar gyfer myfyrwyr rhan-amser a pharhaus.

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Costau ychwanegol


A fydd angen unrhyw gyfarpar penodol arnaf I astudio’r cwrs hwn?

No specific equipment is needed to study on this programme. If needed, the equipment would be provided by the school.

Gyrfaoedd a lleoliadau gwaith

This programme is designed to lead to various types of careers. Some students may choose to pursue a future PhD on a water-related topic.

Other graduates may wish to address global challenges by pursuing a specialist professional career in international development, or in environmental consulting, government, or the non-profit sector.

Students would be expected to choose a dissertation project that best aligns with their career goals.


There are no placement opportunities, but the dissertation may be undertaken with a suitable partner HEI or research institute. This is subject to appropriate agreements and approval by the School.


Ysgoloriaethau Rhagoriaeth Meistr

Dyfarniad o £3000 sy'n agored i holl fyfyrwyr y DU a'r UE sy'n bwriadu astudio un o'n cyrsiau Meistr ôl-raddedig.

Cyllid Graddau Meistr Ôl-raddedig

Os ydych yn ddarpar fyfyriwr gradd Meistr ac yn dechrau eich gradd meistr ym mis Medi 2020 neu’n hwyrach, gallech wneud cais ar gyfer benthyciad ôl-raddedig ar gyfer eich gradd ym Mhrifysgol Caerdydd.

Camau nesaf


Ymweliadau Diwrnod Agored

Cofrestrwch ar gyfer gwybodaeth am ein dyddiadau yn 2020.

Gwnewch ymholiad

Cysylltwch â ni am ragor o wybodaeth am y cwrs hwn.


Mwy o wybodaeth am ein prifysgol fyd-eang.

Rhagor o wybodaeth

Pynciau cysylltiedig: Earth science, Environmental , Water management, Sustainability