Masters in Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences

Hydrology & Water Management


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Hydrology is studying the movement, distribution and quality of water on the planet, while water management is related to the development of policies and regulations. Resources and sustainability are analysed in the practical parts of a Bachelor’s degree in hydrology and water management. The discipline covers both academic study and development based on solutions. Research institutes offering prestigious Masters and Bachelors in Hydrology and Water Management are known worldwide, especially among international students.

The field of study covers subjects such as hydrogeology, marine hydrology, drainage basin management, water quality, irrigation, water conservation and water treatment. Students graduating a Master’s degree in Hydrology and Water Management closely work with environmental engineers, geologists and civil engineers.

Water management also includes treatment of drinking water, industrial water, sewage and wastewater, flood protection and the water table. Opportunities after graduation cover jobs as a group manager in a private company, university lecturer, scientists in hydrology or water resources consultant in a state agency.

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Suggested Masters in Hydrology & Water Management

M.Sc. Earth Surface and Water

The Earth Surface and Water programme offered by Utrecht University involves the study of natural and human-induced physical and geochemical processes, patterns, and dynamics of the Earth’s continental and coastal systems. 

M.Sc. Water and Environment

In the Water and Environment specialisation at Radboud University you’ll be trained to become an environmental expert, analysing the human impact on nature. This might require a change of perspective: whereas biologists are used to argue from a specific organism, we start with a stressor, such as the emission of carbon dioxide or toxic agricultural pesticides.

Master Ecohydrology (Erasmus Mundus)

The Ecohydrology programme offered by the University of Algarve aims to create specialists with a transdisciplinaryvision of global water issues, including ecosystem functioning, understanding of the pressures on aquaticecosystems under global changes and that are able to develop and to implement sustainable solutions forrestoration of aquatic ecosystems.

Master Urban Water Cycle

One objective of the Urban Water Cycle programme offered by the University of Algarve is to enable professionals with different training base, to work in team, cross-and multidisciplinary way, answering to the new challenges in urban water cycle, in a global changes scenario.


Top Ranked Universities in Hydrology & Water Management on MastersPortal

Universities Location Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2017) Water Resources
Delft, Netherlands 1
Zürich, Switzerland 2
Tucson, United States 3
Beijing, China 4
Wageningen, Netherlands 5
Sydney, Australia 6
Brisbane, Australia 8
College Station, United States 9
Davis, United States 10
Bristol, United Kingdom 11
Urbana, United States 12
Beijing, China 13
Lausanne, Switzerland 14
Tehran, Iran 15
Gent, Belgium 16
Berkeley, United States 17
Adelaide, Australia 18
Lisbon, Portugal 18
Saskatoon, Canada 18
Austin, United States 21
Utrecht, Netherlands 22
Singapore, Singapore 23
Taipei, Taiwan 24
Padua, Italy 25
Waterloo, Canada 26
Wuhan, China 27
Singapore, Singapore 28
Shanghai, China 29
Leuven, Belgium 30
Golden, United States 31
Stanford, United States 32
Vancouver, Canada 33
Boulder, United States 33
Corvallis, United States 35
Melbourne, Australia 36
Xi'an, China 37
Vienna, Austria 38
Irvine, United States 39
Oslo, Norway 40
Copenhagen, Denmark 41
Aberdeen, United Kingdom 42
Nanjing, China 43
Toulouse, France 43
Shushtar, Iran 45
University Park, United States 46
Fort Collins, United States 47
Durham, United States 48
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 48
Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain 50
Paris, France 101
Tempe Junction, United States 101
Beersheba, Israel 101
New York City, United States 101
Bentley, Australia 101
Dalian, China 101
Atlanta, United States 101
Grenoble, France 101
Kyoto, Japan 101
Ottawa, Canada 101
Hamilton, Canada 101
Athens, Greece 101
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 101
Raleigh, United States 101
Madrid, Spain 101
Portland, United States 101
Roma, Italy 101
Swansea, United Kingdom 101
Canberra, Australia 101
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 101
Columbus, United States 101
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 101
Tokyo, Japan 101
London, United Kingdom 101
Edmonton, Canada 101
Birmingham, United Kingdom 101
Bonn, Germany 101
Riverside, United States 101
Copenhagen, Denmark 101
Cordova, Spain 101
Freiburg, Germany 101
Guelph, Canada 101
Iowa City, United States 101
Lausanne, Switzerland 101
Leeds, United Kingdom 101
Naples, Italy 101
Vienna, Austria 101
Ottawa, Canada 101
Palermo, Italy 101
Potsdam, Germany 101
Regina, Canada 101
Adelaide, Australia 101
Stuttgart, Germany 101
Tabriz, Iran 101
Sydney, Australia 101
Toronto, Canada 101
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 101
Logan, United States 101
New Haven, United States 101
Helsinki, Finland 151
Wuhan, China 151
Cranfield, United Kingdom 151
Durham, United Kingdom 151
University Park, United States 151
Seoul, South Korea 151
Sapporo, Japan 151
Khargapur, India 151
Roorkee, India 151
Istanbul, Turkey 151
Townsville, Australia 151
Baltimore, United States 151
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 151
Lund, Sweden 151
Mexico City, Mexico 151
Tainan, Taiwan 151
Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse Toulouse, France 151
Seoul, South Korea 151
Tehran, Iran 151
Berlin, Germany 151
Haifa, Israel 151
Jerusalem, Israel 151
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 151
Auckland, New Zealand 151
Calgary, Canada 151
Newcastle, Australia 151
Basel, Switzerland 151
Rende, Italy 151
Storrs, United States 151
Florence, Italy 151
Genève, Switzerland 151
Göttingen, Germany 151
Moscow, United States 151
Amherst Center, United States 151
Ann Arbor, United States 151
Montréal, Canada 151
Neuchâtel, Switzerland 151
Paradise, United States 151
Norman, United States 151
Oxford, United Kingdom 151
Porto, Portugal 151
Montréal, Canada 151
São Paulo, Brazil 151
Chambéry, France 151
Hefei, China 151
George Town, Malaysia 151
Trento, Italy 151
Salt Lake City, United States 151
Brussels, Belgium 151
Pasadena, United States 51
Ithaca, United States 51
Harbin, China 51
Karlsruhe, Germany 51
Montréal, Canada 51
Milano, Italy 51
Valencia, Spain 51
Princeton, United States 51
Guangzhou, China 51
London, United Kingdom 51
Adelaide, Australia 51
Melbourne, Australia 51
Reading, United Kingdom 51
Grenoble, France 51
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 51
Barcelona, Spain 51
Bologna, Italy 51
Exeter, United Kingdom 51
Gainesville, United States 51
Enschede, Netherlands 51
Seattle, United States 51
Uppsala, Sweden 51
Blacksburg, United States 51
Amsterdam, Netherlands 51
Hangzhou, China 51
Aarhus, Denmark 76
Beijing, China 76
Southport, Australia 76
Lancaster, United Kingdom 76
Cambridge, United States 76
East Lansing, United States 76
Beijing, China 76
Paris, France 76
West Lafayette, United States 76
Stockholm, Sweden 76
Uppsala, Sweden 76
Perth, Australia 76
Dresden, Germany 76
Bern, Switzerland 76
Los Angeles, United States 76
Santa Barbara, United States 76
Girona, Spain 76
College Park, United States 76
Minneapolis, United States 76
Montpellier, France 76
Lincoln, United States 76
Chapel Hill, United States 76
Rennes, France 76
Tübingen, Germany 76
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 76