Amsterdam Water Science offers several education opportunities in the field of water. Two Master courses are part of the programme: the MSc course in Hydrology and the MSc course in Freshwater and Marine Biology. At the post-graduate level, Amsterdam Water Science co-organises a workshop series on Water Scarcity in collaboration with research school SENSE.
Workshop Series on Water Scarcity
In collaboration with research school SENSE, Amsterdam Water Science organises a workshop series on Water Scarcity. The workshops are aimed at PhD-level students, but are also open to interested professionals and last-stage MSc students in the water sciences. The series is hosted by the Instititute for Environmental Studies (IVM-VU) and supported by the Amsterdam Sustainability Institute (ASI-VU).
**Register now for the next workshop on 27 March 2018 (1-5 pm) 'Monitoring Droughts and Water Scarcity'.
MSc Programmes in Water Science
Amsterdam Water Science offers two Master's programmes:
The programme is offered by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and focuses on the hydrological system and its societal impacts: climate change, floods, drought, water pollution.
As one of the highest scoring programmes in the Netherlands, the MSc Hydrology received the predicate 'top-opleiding' (top ranking course). The programme offers a unique fieldwork course and teaches students to use field measurements to tackle water management issues and estimate economic impacts from changes in hydrology.
MSc Freshwater and Marine Biology
The programme is coordinated by the University of Amsterdam and focuses on a better understanding and protection of the world's lakes, seas, and oceans.
The MSc Freshwater and Marine Biology covers the biology, chemistry and physics of aquatic ecosystems. This multidisciplinary track is an advanced study focusing on freshwater ecosystems (limnology) as well as on marine ecosystems (oceanography).