Hydrobiology - Water Quality Management, MSc

Faculty: Science and Technology
Academic discipline: Natural Sciences
Qualification: Hydrobiologist

Starting date: September

Language requirements: English language proficiency (TOEFL 547 /IELTS 6.0 /oral examination)

Academic requirements: Relevant bachelor’s degree
Duration: 4 semesters
ECTS: 120
Tuition fee: 7,500 USD/year
Other fees: application fee 150 USD, entrance procedure fee 350 USD

Short description:
The Water 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 area, as well as in interactions throughout the hydrological cycle, the various hydrological processes and functions, and the impact these have on health.
Lecture, seminar: 58%
Practice: 42%
Main subjects typically include (this list is indicative and may change):
Year Main subjects
1 General Hydrobiology, Mathematical Methods in Hydrobiology, Hydrology and Geography, Applied Hydrobiology, Water Chemistry, Running Water Ecology, Standing Water Ecology, Wetland Ecology, Water Management, Aquatic Toxicology, Paleo Hydrobiology
2 Water Quality Monitoring, European Water, Nature Conservation, Field practice, Thesis


Internship, practice: Students should complete a 6-week field practice.
See the Curriculum here.
See further details at the Department of Hydrobiology.
The Bulletin of the program can be found here.
Career prospects: Graduates can choose from a wide range of positions in organizations such as consultancy firms, governmental organizations, water research institutes, non-governmental organizations, or international development organizations.

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