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Hydrology and Oceanography

Location: Lithuania, Klaipeda
Type: Bachelor, full-time
Nominal duration:    3.5 years (210 ECTS)
Study language: English
Awards: BSc of Physical Sciences (Hydrology and Oceanography)
Tuition fee: 2040 €
Application fee: The Application fee for degree study programmes is for citizens of the EU member states or countries of the European Economic Area (Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia, and Azerbaijan), as well as those who have a permanent residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania: €55. For other students: €200. (Application fee is non-refundable).
Application deadline: Jul 15, 2018
Online application: https://apply.ku.lt/
Studies commence: September 3

Bachelor in Hydrology and Oceanography (BSc of Physical Geography)

The main aim of the Hydrology and Oceanography Bachelor’s degree programme in Physical Geography is to prepare highly qualified geophysical sciences specialists with a focus on phenomena and processes occurring in the oceans, seas, rivers, lakes and other water bodies and in the atmosphere, also to provide students with an opportunity to acquire integrated competence in the field of geography. The graduates are excellent specialists who are able to carry out intellectual and creative work, to create conditions to gain scientific research-based decisions and apply new technologies to achieve the best problem solutions. Students are provided with advanced theoretical knowledge and practical skills; they gain the opportunity of becoming strategists of new technologies. Graduates will also acquire specific knowledge about the modern monitoring of the oceans and seas, marine economic development, international and national environment protection and sustainable development issues, essential components of the global maritime economy, and their geographical characteristics.

The structure of the curriculum

During the studies, students analyse the sea-land system and its environmental functioning. The courses in the curriculum consists of Oceanography, Hydrology, Meteorology and Climatology, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Geographical Research Methods, Cartography, Coastal Processes, Remote Sensing Methods, System Analysis and Mathematical Modelling, General Geography, etc. Besides theoretical courses, students participate in a number of the field practices: Hydrology, Geodesy and Geomorphology, Oceanography practice in the marine research vessels of Klaipeda University “Mintis” and / or “Brabander”. During apprenticeship, students consolidate knowledge of the environment awareness and gain new skills while working in various institutions.

Career opportunities

Physical Geography Bachelors can work in Lithuanian and European Nature protection departments, Hydrometeorology services, municipalities, landscape, water management institutions, harbours and hydro construction departments, in worldwide coastal engineering enterprises associated with port constructions, coastal monitoring, etc., as well as continuing education and research activities of higher level (Master) degree studies.

Why Klaipeda University?

  • Unique by its scientific research and studies in marine field
  • European Union diploma recognized worldwide
  • Wide range of programmes
  • International studies in English
  • Young and rapidly growing
  • High quality education for a reasonable price

Why Lithuania?

  • A member of European Union
  • 93,4% have a secondary education. The most educated nation in Europe
  • 92% speak foreign language (usually English, Russian or Germany)
  • 94% of foreign students recommend studying in Lithuania