Master's Programme in Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Water Resources, 120 credits

About this education

Many environmental risks and societal concerns are directly related to the way we manage our land and water environments. The two-year master program “Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Water Resources” is based on a systems perspective and provides extended knowledge about water and soil systems and how these interact. This includes the spreading of dissolved substances and pollutants in various water systems and associated risks for society. Questions related to water resources are also covered: the management of water resources and conflicts as well as collaborations related to shared water resources on local, regional and global scales. The importance of water resources for both society and environment is emphasized through applications to practical water resources management challenges in society.

Students completing the programme are expected to be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of hydrological and hydrogeological processes, the main components of the water cycle, and vulnerability and resilience of water resources, use models, mathematical equations and information systems as important tools for dealing with water related problems (including environmental aspects and ecological economics), handle hydrologic data, including methods for time series analyses and management of spatial data using geographic information systems (GIS) and geostatistics, and be able to quantify and handle uncertainty, probability and risk.

Compulsory courses are: Information and Modelling Systems for Land and Water Resources; Land-Water Risk Assessment and Management Methods; Local to Global Water Vulnerability and Resilience.

This broad knowledge is important for professions related to international conflict management, environmental management by governmental agencies, environmental policy, civil and environmental engineering, and industrial and agricultural impact assessments.

Application documentation specific for this programme:

In addition to the documents required by universityadmissions.se (antagning.se), you need to send in application documentation specific for this programme: Personal letter (maximum one page)

and CV.

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