Masters in Hydrology & Water Management

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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Hydrobiology - Water Quality Management M.Sc. Hydrobiology - Water Quality Management
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • Not specified

This Hydrobiology - Water Quality Management MSc course develops knowledge and understanding in physical, chemical, and ecological aspects of water science in temperate, tropical and semi-arid zones. It provides a foundation in basic processes in each key subject areas, as well as interactions throughout the hydrological cycle, and the various hydrological processes and function, and the impact this has on health.

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Hydrology and Water Quality M.Sc. Hydrology and Water Quality
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 16,600 per year
  • 24 months

Students of the Master of Science programme Hydrology and Water Quality are studying the occurrence of water, the water flow, water management and water quality, including the aquatic ecology. In relation to agriculture, nature and environment.

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Flood Risk Management Erasmus Mundus Programme M.Sc. Flood Risk Management Erasmus Mundus Programme
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 5,500 per year
  • International € 5,500 per year
  • 24 months

Integrated flood risk management aims to reduce the human and socio-economic losses caused by flooding while taking into account the social, economic and ecological benefits from floods and the use of flood plains or coastal zones. The need for the adoption of a holistic integrated approach to managing flood risks has been reflected in the Flood Directive of the European Parliament. This Flood Risk Management Erasmus Mundus Programme is offered by the UNESCO IHE Institute for Water Education.

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International Land and Water Management M.Sc. International Land and Water Management
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 16,600 per year
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The two-year Master International Land and Water Management programme offered by Wageningen UR focuses on the scientific analysis of land and water management issues at various scales.

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Marine Science M.Sc. Marine Science
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 29,037
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The Master's programme in Marine Sciences is offered by the University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science. We live on Planet Oceanus. More than 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by the oceans, the heat capacity of the oceans is several hundred times larger than the atmospheric, ocean primary production rivals the terrestrial, life started in the oceans and 40% of the world (human) population still lives closer than 50 km from the coastline.

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Water Technology M.Sc. Water Technology
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Wetland Science and Conservation M.Sc. Wetland Science and Conservation
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  • EEA £ 6,611 per year
  • International £ 13,800 per year
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This taught one-year course in Wetland Science and Conservation from Bangor University will give students a thorough understanding of all aspects of wetland science and ecology. Students will also gain experience and knowledge on the complex conservation, restoration and management issues associated with wetlands.

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Water, Energy and the Environment M.Sc. Water, Energy and the Environment
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Study fundamental engineering and scientific principles at postgraduate level on this Water, Energy and the Environment Masters at Liverpool John Moores University. The course provides CIWEM accreditation as an environmental engineer and has close links with industry.

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Water and Environmental Management M.Sc. Water and Environmental Management
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,100 per year
  • International € 17,220 per year
  • 12 months

TheWater and Environmental Management programme from Heriot-Watt University is delivered by experts in the field of water and environmental management, covering a wide range of relevant disciplines including: environmental hydrology; computer simulation of river flows; water conservation; environmental geotechnics; environmental and energy economics; urban drainage and water supply; water and wastewater treatment; marine wastewater disposal;

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The Environmental Water Consultancy M.Sc. The Environmental Water Consultancy
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 7,000 per year
  • International € 18,000 per year
  • 12 months

This is currently the only course in the world that offers you training in environmental water management with a specific focus on consultancy. Building on the University’s world-class reputation for water-related research, it delivers highly practical business-focused training to prepare graduates for a role in water consultancy. This The Environmental Water Consultancy course is offered by University of Leeds.

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Soil and Water Management Master Soil and Water Management
  • Aug 2017
  • EEA € 0 per year
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River Basin Dynamics & Management with GIS M.Sc. River Basin Dynamics & Management with GIS
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,500 per year
  • International £ 17,750 per year
  • 12 months

River basins are of fundamental importance to the world’s population. Research training in water dynamics and management are demanded by both industry and academia. The University has a world-class reputation for water-related research and GIS development in an environmental context. This River Basin Dynamics & Management with GIS programme at University of Leeds builds on that success.

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