MSc. Hydrogeology and Water Resources Management

Groundwater is an important resource for food security, human health and ecosystems. It thus forms an important ingredient for economic and social prosperity of humankind through water supply for agricultural, domestic and industrial uses in urban, peri-urban and rural areas of most sub-Sahara African (SSA) countries. However, the knowledge and science of groundwater remains inadequate despite its importance in socio-economic development. Moreover, the practical teaching of groundwater-surface water interaction and dynamics is missing in most programs, thus the understanding of groundwater resources by most experts and professionals is marred by inadequate practical skills.

Therefore, this M.Sc. program aims to provide advanced training of professionals in hydrogeology and water resources management with substantial and state-of-the-art practical aspects of groundwater hydrology and applied groundwater modelling to promote sustainable use of groundwater for the current and future water needs. This program also seeks to promote science-informed governance, management and development of groundwater resources.


Programme Availability
Solomon Mahlangu College of Science and Education
Host Department
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Level of Study
Masters Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
2 Years



Applicants to MSc. Hydrogeology and Water Resources Management should have Bachelor degree (UQF level 8, with a minimum of second lower class or its equivalent) in Geology, Hydrogeology, Civil Engineering/Water Resources Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences or any other related field from a recognized higher learning institution. Candidates with PASS degree and postgraduate diploma in the relevant field will be considered for admission if they have exhibited academic potential through extensive fieldwork, subsequent research experience and/or additional training.

The Admission regulations for Master Degrees as stipulated in "Regulations and guidelines for higher degrees" of Sokoine University of Agriculture shall apply.

See also: General Minimum Admission Qualifications for Postgraduate Studies




Online application through . Make sure that all relevant academic and financial documents are attached before final submission is made


For further information, please contact
The Director,
Directorate of Postgraduate studies, Research, Technology Transfer and Consultancy
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3151, Chuo Kikuu,
Morogoro, Tanzania.
Telephone:+255 023-2640013,
Fax: +255 023 2640013

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