Master Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Water Resources

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR15044 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
Stockholm University | Stockholm, Sweden
The two-year Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Water Resources Masterís programme at Stockholm University provides extended knowledge about water and soil systems, including pollution spreading and associated risks for society.



Many environmental risks and societal concerns are directly related to the way we manage our land and water environments. 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 Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Water Resources Masterís programme at Stockholm University 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.

About Stockholm University

Since 1878 Stockholm University has been characterised by openness and innovation. A modern university with a multicultural environment, Stockholm University is one of the worldís top 100 higher education institutes. 70,000 students, 1,800 doctoral students and 5,000 staff are active within science, the humanities and the social sciences.

Education and research at Stockholm University make a difference. The University contributes to individual and social change through top quality education and outstanding research. Our researchers contribute to the development of public policy and political decision making, and participate in Nobel Prize Committees and international expert bodies.

Stockholm is a cultural hub and economic centre, with many green areas and surrounded by water, making it an ideal place in which to enjoy a relaxed and exciting student life.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Non-EEA: January 15; EEA: April 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 15044 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.


Total course/programme fee: 280000 SEK

Start date
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The two-year Masterís Programme consists of 120 credits (HECs)

  • 60 (45) credits Mandatory advanced courses
  • 30 credits Optional courses
  • 30-60 credits Thesis (mandatory)

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

  • Local to global water vulnerability and resilience, 15 credits
  • Optional course, 15 credits or Hydrology and hydrogeology (if not already taken on BSc level), 15 credits
  • Information and Modelling Systems for Land and Water Resources, 15 credits
  • Land-Water Risk Assessment and Management Methods, 15 credits

The second year

  • Optional course, 15/30 credits
  • Degree project in Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, 30/45/60 credits

Language of instruction

  • English.


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:

  • IELTS score (Academic) of 6.5 or more (with no section scoring below 5.5)
  • TOEFL score 20 in written test, total score of 90 (internet based)
  • TOEFL score 4,5 in written test, total score of 575 (paperbased)
  • Cambridge/Oxford - Advanced or Proficiency level

TOEFL test scores must be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS), to University Admissions in Sweden (institution code: SWEDEN 3477).

English language test exemptions

Some students may be exempt from submitting formal test evidence. These are:

  • Students who have a Bachelor's degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, according to the latest edition of International Handbook of Universities.
  • Students who have a Bachelor's degree (a Swedish Kandidatexamen or equivalent academic qualifications) with English as the major subject.
  • Students with a 4-year university degree in Engineering, Science or Technology from India and Pakistan.
  • Students who have 30 HE credits from a Nordic country and the language of instruction of the course/programme/university is English.
Special eligibility requirements
  • Bachelorís degree, including at least 90 ECTS credits in Earth sciences or geography, or equivalent subjects within natural sciences or technical sciences. Further requirements include knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course Mathematics D, as well as at least 7.5 ECTS credits in statistics. Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6 or equivalent.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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