The course covers theory relevant for advanced studies and research within the field of hydrogeology and groundwater resources. The goal of the course is to strengthen the knowledge base of students beyond introductory level by investigating the scientific research frontier regarding three central themes of research in hydrogeology: Soil water and groundwater, subsurface transport of waterborne substances (tracers, nutrients, contaminants), and groundwater resource variability and change.

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Spring term, period B. Study tempo 100%


Competence equivalent to at least 90 ECTS credits in Earth sciences, biology-earth sciences, geography, environmental sciences or equivalent science or technical major is required and that must include Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 7.5 ECTS credits. Also required is knowledge equivalent to Local to Global Water Vulnerability and Resilience, 15 ECTS credits (GE7025) or Mathematics 7.5 ECTS credits, and in addition either hydrology 7.5 ECTS credits or hydrogeology 7.5 ECTS credits.

Also required is knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6.


Application period for spring term: 15 September until 15 October.

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This also applies to master's students who are going to apply for optional courses within a program.