Hydrology Master’s programme
The two-year Hydrology research Master’s programme focuses on the water cycle, including topics such as storage, evaporation, precipitation and transport. Hydrologists help solve local and global problems relating to the overabundance, scarcity or quality of water. The programme also addresses related subjects, such as climate and environment, bioremediation and virus transport in subsurface water.
The Hydrology research Master’s programme prepares you for Dutch and international PhD programmes or research and advisory positions in professional organisations.
The programme comprises two tracks.
Earth Surface Hydrology focuses on studying hydrological processes near and on the earth surface. In this programme, you will learn to understand and model the flow of water. Possible research subjects include the flow of water in basins and rivers, surface runoff, modelling and prediction of erosion and landslides, the relationship between water flow and climate change, the impact of human activity on the hydrological cycle and the relationship between soil moisture and ecosystems.
Environmental Hydrogeology focuses on the environmental issues relating to hydrological processes in the subsurface. You will learn to understand, quantify and model transport in porous media. Possible research topics include groundwater flow and exploration, transport of dissolved material in the subsurface, pollution and remediation of soil and groundwater, storage of thermal energy in aquifers and the invasion of seawater in groundwater systems in coastal areas.