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Transnational Ecosystem-Based Water Management

University of Duisburg-Essen

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
Duration
7000 EUR/year
2700 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

European water legislation acknowledges the role of ecological principles in water resources management and puts focus on the protection of freshwater biodiversity, as a prerequisite for freshwater ecosystem functioning and related services. The Transnational Ecosystem-Based Water Management program is offered by the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Overview

The implementation of ecologically sustainable and integrated water management practices, however, requires a new type of water manager, educated with a fundamental understanding of ecosystem functions and capable of integrating socio-economic, ecological and engineering sciences into future water management.

The vision of the Transnational Ecosystem-Based Water Management program at the University of Duisburg-Essen is a water management that acknowledges the multifaceted threats to human life and well being imposed by overuse and overexploitation of freshwater resources and the ecosystems providing the resources. Past experience has proven that mere engineering is not sufficient. 

Water management needs to integrate ecology and economy, engineering and social sciences, to be able to come up with long-term, i.e. sustainable solutions.

The mission of this program is to educate the future water manager. We provide the training to understand the basic principles of all related management sectors: ecology, economy, engineering and social and management sciences. 

Employment prospects

TWM has been developed in cooperation with scientists, managers and policy makers in the field of water (resources) management, representing both in public and private organisations in Germany and the Netherlands. This tight collaboration with practitioners bears a strong career perspective for our graduates.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Basic Water Ecology (Hydroclimatology, Hydrogeology, Hydraulics)
  • Applied Water Ecology (Ecology, Aquatic Organisms, Water-borne Diseases, Field Trips)
  • Water Engineering (Facility Design, WWT, Flood Management, Governance)
  • Water Basin Management (River and Ecosystem Management, IWRM, Modelling)
  • Sustainability and Wetlands (Ecological Concepts, Biodiversity)
  • Social Environmental Sciences (Economics, Social Sciences, Philosophy)
  • Internship (Project Water Management)
  • Elective-compulsory Optional Courses (Ecology, (Socio-)Economy, Microbiology, Modelling, Sustainable Development, Statistics...)
  • Master Thesis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a University degree (B.Sc., M.Sc., Diploma, State Examination ["Staatsexamen"]) in Environmental Sciences, Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, Water Sciences, Landscape Ecology, Civil Engineering, Water Management, Land Management
  • Students holding any of the following degrees are eligible, but may need to attend extra courses prior to TWM based on a interview:
  • a degree from a University of Professional Education (e.g. B.Sc., M.Sc., "Fachhochschul-Diplom", HBO diploma) in Environmental Sciences, Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, Water Sciences, Landscape Ecology, Civil Engineering, Water Management, Land Management

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5400 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Transnational Ecosystem-Based Water Management
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University of Duisburg-Essen

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