We have 23 Hydrology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships
As a PhD student in Hydrology, you’ll conduct original research into the Earth’s water systems, and how human activity is impacting the availability and condition of water.
What’s it like to study a PhD in Hydrology?
Under the guidance of an expert supervisor, you’ll work towards an extended thesis which will make an original contribution the field of Hydrology. Your research may involve fieldwork such hydrological dye tracing or interception and stemflow measurements, as well as lab-based experimentation.
Possible research areas include:
Water quality and quantity
You may also be required to complete departmental training in core skills such as research methodology. You’ll have an opportunity to connect the wider academic community through publishing papers and attending conferences.
PhD in Hydrology entry requirements
The minimum entry requirement for a PhD in Hydrology is normally a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, though a Masters may occasionally be required.
PhD in Hydrology funding options
The main body funding PhDs in Hydrology in the UK are the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Some projects have funding attached, meaning you’ll receive full coverage of your tuition fees and living costs.
However, many Hydrology PhDs will only accept self-funded students. It is possible to self-fund your PhD by combining the UK government’s doctoral loan with additional sources of funding such as support from your university, a grant from a charity or trust, or part-time work.
PhD in Hydrology careers
PhD graduates in Hydrology have many career options, from working in local and national government or policy analysis to water resources planning and flood risk management. You may also choose to continue your research career with a postdoctoral position leading to an eventual permanent role at a university.
We have an exciting opportunity for a PhD student to develop cutting edge experiments with an experienced peatland research team and translate their findings across a variety of policy-relevant platforms. Read more
The exciting PhD opportunity was funded by BioBit International Programme of Zhejiang Lab. We are offering a fully funded national PhD studentship covering tuition fees, competitive stipend, research and consumables, and travel for international conference. Read more
Mechanical and Process Engineering
The reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases is agreed in November 2016 in the Paris international agreement (IEA Dec. 2016). The agreement is expected to create a transformative change in the energy sector to combat climate change. Read more
WATER retention and nutrient recycling in soils and streams for improved AGRIcultural production (WATERAGRI) is a H2020 Research and Innovation project that aims to re-introduce and enhance sustainable solutions for water retention and nutrient recycling to enable agricultural production that can sustain growing populations and cope with present and future climate change challenges. Read more
The University of Melbourne is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1853 The university is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight, a coalition of leading research-intensive universities in Australia, and is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. Read more
Problem context. When water companies propose to invest in infrastructure, both its design and the timing of its activation must be considered. Is a particular proposed infrastructure option resilient in light of plausible future climate change scenarios?. Read more
**SCHOLARSHIP IS AVAILABLE UNTIL FILLED BY A SUITABLE CANDIDATE**. Whenever there is a large flood, bushfire, drought or other climate-related hazard, inevitable questions arise over the causes of the event—for example, whether climate change contributed to or exacerbated the hazard. Read more
A reliable water supply and a successful energy transition are two necessary conditions for a sustainable future. Yet we know little about how the switch to intermittent renewables (wind, solar) for our energy supply will affect the operation of our water infrastructure. Read more
The Subsurface Reservoir Flow Group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Tel Aviv University lead by Dr. Avinoam Rabinovich is seeking students for a PhD position in the field of multiphase flow modeling in porous media. Read more