Understanding the hydrological system and its societal impacts

  • People in Africa and Asia walk an average of 6km to collect water
  • Only about 0.003 percent of the water on Earth can be used by humans

The MSc Hydrology is part of the VU-UvA cooperation: Amsterdam Water Science. The MSc aims at educating students to understand the complex interactions between hydrological processes and the relation with society, and how this may change under future global change:

  • How does the hydrological system function and how does it relate with climate, vegetation and society? 
  • How can we ensure there is enough water available for every person?
  • Can we ensure water quality for agriculture, biodiversity and drinking water? 
  • How can we minimize the impact of extreme flood events in dense urban areas? 

MSc programme Hydrology

What do we offer?

  • You will learn to study hydrological processes and societal interactions from an integrated perspective, using real world examples.
  • Our motto is: ‘measuring is knowing’. In the first year, we offer 5 week fieldwork courses in the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
  • For second year MSc Thesis  subjects we offer a permanent field site in Kitui, Kenya 
  • You will learn to apply field measurements and theory into estimating water risk for society and explore management options to lower risk.
  • International  MSc Thesis locations: tropical Amazonia, permafrost regions of Siberia, highly urban areas ( New York City, Amsterdam and Jakarta).

Looking into the future

With a Master of Science in Hydrology you will be able to pursue a career in hydrology and water management with Engineering companies, consultants, governments, NGO’s or academia. Apply your skills to manage our world’s most precious resource: water!

  • Language of instruction:English
  • Duration:2 years
  • Tuition fee:Information about tuition fees (collegegeld)
  • Application deadline:1 June for Dutch students. 1 April for EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA students. EU/EEA students with an international degree who do not need housing services through Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam University Amsterdam can still apply until 1 June.
  • Start date:September 1st
  • Study type:Full-time
  • Field of Interest:Natural Sciences
  • Specializations:Process Hydrology and Water Risks
  • Admission requirements:English language proficiency: TOEFL 580/92 or IELTS 6.5. See admission page
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