MA in Environmental Protection, specialization: Applied Ecohydrology


Area of Studies

natural sciences



Degree (in English)

MA in Environmental Protection

  • English
Course Duration

4 semesters (2 academic years)

ECTS points



UNESCO Chair on Ecohydrology and Applied Ecology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz

Tuition and Other Fees

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Application Deadline(s)

15 July 2021

Course Description

Course Profile

MA in Ecohydrology aims to create highly specialized professionals in the area of Ecohydrology (EH). Ecohydrology (EH) is a sub-discipline of hydrology that seeks to understand the ecological processes controlled by the hydrological cycle.

Domains concerned: Water Sciences: ecohydrology, water, environment, enhancement of the catchment sustainability potential, ecohydrological biotechnologies, nature-based solutions an systemic solutions -WBRSC (Water, Biodiversity, Resilience, ecosystem Services, Cultural heritage).

Graduate profile:

- describes the link between ecology and hydrology and applies it as a management tool for protection and sustainable use of the natural environment, in context of modern methods and ecohydrological biotechnologies, and with consideration of current environmental policy

- determines the ecological processes that support the resilience of aquatic ecosystems and plans how to harmonize them with existing engineering infrastructures at the river basin scale, to achieve sustainable aquatic ecosystems use and to reverse the processes of human caused degradation

- uses an holistic perspective of freshwater ecosystems functioning, under natural and anthropogenic pressures, and by this regulates ecological processes based on understanding of the "water -biota interactions", from a molecular (e.g., microbial loop) to an ecosystem (biomanipulation), and then to a landscape scales (reforestation, creation of land/water ecotonal buffer zones)

- estimates the social and economic values of aquatic ecosystems, and develops the research and applications required to support and implement conservation and adaptation measures for the sustainable management of aquatic environments

- applies advanced tools in the planning, conception and design phases of ecohydrological projects

- uses communication and research skills for integrated team work, decision supporting systems for community policy, and for creation the interface between researchers, stakeholders and decision makers.

Study subjects:

1.Ecohydrology; 2.Environmental Modelling and Statistics; 3.Ecotoxicology; 4.Environmental / Landscape Planning; 5.Environmental Protection Politics; 6.Ecological Risk Assessment; 7.Applied Aquatic Ecology; 8.Applied Hydrology; 9.Urban Ecohydrology; 10.Phytotechnologies & Phytoremediation; 11.Wetlands & Land-Water Ecotones; 12.Ecohydrology for Sustainable Fisheries & Aquaculture; 13.International Water Resources Law; 14.Environmental GIS; 15.Bioindicators; 16.Eutrofication Symptoms Control; 17.Watershed Pollution Control; 18.Hydroacoustic in Fisheries & Ecology; 19.Fish-based Assessment & River Restoration; 20.Long-term Ecological Research; 21.Trophic Relationships in Reservoirs

Thesis Seminary; Thesis Laboratory; DIPLOMA WORK

Part of the study programme will be realized in frame of the ERASMUS MUNDUS Master in Applied Ecohydrology (MAEH) that will start in 2021 (2021-2024 with scholarships) in cooperation with the University of Algarve (Portugal), University of Lubeck (Germany), and University of Antwerp (Belgium). See

Education Requirements

The following documents are required (among others):
1. higher education (Bachelor) diploma or Master degree
2. transcript of records showing the subjects/grades
3. certificate of proficiency in English for foreigners (unless the first degree was taught in English).
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For questions about the studies please contact:
dr Małgorzata Łapińska
Phone: +48 42 635 44 38
Fax: +48 42 665 58 19
In matters related to the admission procedure please contact:
International Relations Office, University of Lodz
3 Uniwersytecka Str., 90-137 Lodz, Poland
Phone: +48 42 635 42 37