Earth Science - Hydrology - Hydrogeology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
The Master Programme in Earth Science - Hydrology - Hydrogeology from Uppsala University combines studies in hydrological processes such as runoff, ground water formation and flow as well as how we use water resources and the human-water interactions.

About

Do you want to take part in the management of our water? Or study how to meet water-related disasters? Or perhaps get in-depth knowledge and understanding of how water flow at Earth surface of in the ground? Are you interested in water chemistry and its interplay with the environment? 

The Master Programme in Earth Science - Hydrology - Hydrogeology from Uppsala University focuses on processes relating to water at or near the Earth’s surface and the water-human interaction. The programme combines advanced courses on fundamental hydrological processes, and the modelling of groundwater and surface water with hydrochemistry and field methods. It also gives a good knowledge in management of water resources in our society.

The Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University is one of the most comprehensive academic departments of its kind in Europe. Research in Earth Science focuses on subjects that range from the Earth’s core to the atmosphere, on scales from sub-microscopic minerals and fossils to the formation of mountains and oceans, and in time from the formation of the Earth to the processes currently reshaping the planet.

Career

The Master Programme in Earth Science, specialising in Hydrology/Hydrogeology, prepares you with skills and knowledge for a career a professional hydrologist, hydrogeologist within private or governmental organisations. The programme also provides good opportunities for a postgraduate education with subsequent research careers. Employment opportunities are found as a hydrologist/geohydrologist in environmental and natural resource management and in academia.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Dynamics of Earth Systems - Global Change
  • Applied Geoinformatics for Earth Sciences
  • Exploration and Environmental Geophysics
  • Climate Variations
  • Statistics and Data Analysis Methods
  • Presentation and Publication
  • Hydrological Processes
  • Environmental Assessment

Examination generally includes written exams, complemented by seminar presentations/discussions, project work, laboratory work and field reports.

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is:

  • 90 credits in earth science and 15 credits in mathematics; or
  • 90 credits in technology/engineering or physics and 30 credits in earth science or environmental science.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15113.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30227 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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NON-EU/EEA

  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Living costs for Uppsala

  • 7620 - 12070 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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