Education - Department of Hydrobiology


Hydrobiologist - Water Quality Management Master Programme


Objectives of the MSc Program

The aim of the Hydrobiology - Water Quality Management MSc programme is to train professional hydrobiologist who has deep insights the physical, chemical, and ecological aspects and processes of various water types in temperate, tropical and semi-arid regions, as well as interactions throughout the hydrological cycle, and the various hydrological processes and function, and the impact this has on health.


During the Master Programme the following professional competences to be acquired

a) Knowledge:

  • He/she knows the processes in the hydrosphere as well as the methods for exploring, evaulating and managing the connection system of the hydro-spherical processes.
  • He/she knows, uses and develops the field- and laboratorical practice methods and tools that are used by modern hydrobiology, and for their own work and research.
  • He/she possesses the knowledge of theories, paradigms and principles that characterize the hydrobiology science, and knows the possibilities of sustainable use, utilization and preservation of water as an environmental element and resource.
  • He/she possesses the knowledge needed to design and carry out hydrobiological research on aquatic and wetland habitats and to conduct various expert activities related to water.

b) Abilities:

  • He/she has the ability to systematically understand and master the knowledge in the field of hydrobiology, as well as the theoretical and practical knowledge of the field of science and the acquired experience to receive new information, to recognize new phenomena and solve the problems that arise.
  • He/she is capable of recognizing ecological processes in waters, describing water quality, tracking water quality changes, and developing water quality improvement programs.
  • He/she is capable of handling complex situations, application the data and knowledge of aquatic and wetland habitats in practice to carry out scientific researches.
  • He/she is able to evaluate the effects of water and water changes in an objective, professional way, to perform expert tasks, to collect individual data, to record, to process and to coordinate field and laboratory observations with theoretical knowledge.

c) Attitude:

  • He/she is open to the identification and analysis of emerging problems, seeking to solve them, synthesizing, communicating, and a positive contacting person.
  • He/she is committed to a demanding and quality work, able to continue his/her studies, characterized by a practical managing nature with the acquired knowledge of practical hydrobiology, but also suitable for teamwork.
  • He/she is open to new hydrobiological and other scientific research results, to professional co-operation.
  • He/she strives to expand the existing scientific knowledge and to further develop methods, actively assisting the emergence of new research directions.

d) Autonomy and responsibility:

  • He/she has the necessary autonomy to manage small workgroups, to organize their work, and the responsibility to identify development directions.
  • In professional and non-professional circumstances, he/she has a responsible opinion on hydrobiological, research ethical and bio-ethical issues. Actively disseminates the results of his/her research field, publishes his/her knowledge even in media, and, if necessary defends his/her professional stands against other trends and representatives of pseudo-sciences.
  • He/she is characterized by initiative and decision-making as well as strong personal responsibility.
  • After gaining a professional experience, he/she finds out their place in the field of work, helping his/ her colleagues in the conscious, goal-oriented tasks implementation. Consciously builds his/her career and helps his/her colleagues alike.


Then with the use of their synthesizing way of thinking, as well as their communicative, positive relationship-building personality and active professional cooperation to solve them. With the acquired professional knowledge, they should be successfuly get a job, where water or aquatic organisms play a decisive role.


Curriculum of Hydrobiology – Water Quality Management MSc Program



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Last update: 2023. 08. 14. 08:17