Many environmental risks and societal concerns are directly related to the way we manage our land and water environments. The two-year Masters programme provides extended knowledge about water and soil systems, including pollution spreading and associated risks for society. The management of water resources and conflicts and collaborations caused by shared water resources are emphasised through applications to practical 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.
Total course/programme fee: 280000 SEK
The two-year Masterís Programme consists of 120 credits (HECs)
The number of optional courses taken will be dependent on the period of time devoted to the Master Thesis, which may extend over one or two terms.
The first year consists of three mandatory courses and one optional course
The second year
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General requirements for Master's programmes:
- An academic degree (i.e. a Bachelorís degree or the equivalent, at least 180 ECTS.) Stockholm University does accept applicants in their last year of Bachelor's studies. See note below: Previous university records
- Proficiency in English, which must be demonstrated in one of the following ways:
TOEFL test scores must be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS), to University Admissions in Sweden (institution code: SWEDEN 3477).
Some students may be exempt from submitting formal test evidence. These are:
No work experience is required.
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