Applied Hydrogeology

Master’s level
7.5 credits (ECTS)
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Full education cost: 16 000 SEK
First payment: 16 000 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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Application closed, late application opens 15 July 2024.


Understanding the role of water and different types of water resources in relation to society and the ecosystem is increasingly demanded in the job market. This course provides an opportunity to deepen your knowledge in the field and to put theory into practice.

The course introduces hydrogeological field measurements, case studies and hydrogeological problems. The course also includes field components and short excursions.


The course aims to provide knowledge of hydrogeological processes and is a continuation of the course GV2002 Hydrology and Hydrogeology,

Part of the course focuses on hydrogeologicla field measurements and evaluations, computer-based calculations and modeling, case studies and typical hydrogeological problems. 

The course also includes project work in groups where field and laboratory activities are included. 

The course is part of the Master’s Programme in Earth Sciences, the course is also offered as a freestanding course.

More information about the Master's Programme in Earth Sciences.


The teaching includes:

  • lectures
  • exercises 
  • field components

Language of instruction: English

The teaching is carried out by dedicated teachers who are researchers in the field. The course has a strong research and labour market connection, which you as a student will benefit from.

Prerequisites and selection


120 credits in the main field of Earth Sciences with the grade at least Pass or the equivalent. Knowledge in Hydrogeology GVG340 with the grade at least Pass or equivalent knowledge. Students with comparable qualifications may, after evaluation, attend the course.


Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.

After graduation

If you study Earth Science, you have good career opportunities both in Sweden and abroad. You can choose to work in industry, as a consultant, project manager or in public administration.

Our former students work, for example, with natural resource management, environmental issues and urban planning, you also have great opportunities to focus on the particular area you are interested in.


The Department of Earth Sciences' premises are located in central Gothenburg on Campus Medicinareberget. We are located in the Natrium building, which was inaugurated in 2023 and has state-of-the-art labs and lecture halls. Natrium brings together students and researchers in the Natural Science fields of Biology, Molecular biology, Chemistry, Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences and Conservation.

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Exchange opportunities

If you are studying Earth Sciences at the University of Gothenburg, there are good opportunities for exchange studies during your studies. This is often seen as a good asset when applying for jobs, as many jobs require international collaboration.

We have over 100 agreements within Erasmus and other exchange programs with universities around the world, both within and outside Europe.