Masters degrees in Hydrology offer advanced study of bodies of water, their physical properties and their distribution.
Taught MSc degrees are typical for the field, though research-based MRes and MPhil programmes may be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Geography or Marine Science.
Courses in this field equip you with the skills to manage natural water resources, and evaluating the impact of manmade changes on the distribution and quality of water. From rivers to lakes, reservoirs to the sea, you will examine a range freshwater, tropical and marine environments.
A range ofVarious issues related to water and land use may beare examined, including the effects of climate change upon hydraulic systems. For example, you may investigate maritime transportation and marine pollutants, or the management of surface water such as flooding in urban areas.
Practical training includes data collection through activities such as remote sensing and GIS (geographical information systems. StudiesYou may also investigate sociocultural theory, economics and law surrounding current practices in Hydrology.
Careers include, water resources management, environmental assessment and quality assurance, as well as conservation and supply chain management.