M.Sc. On Campus

Integrated Water Resources Management

TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences)

24 months
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We offer a master degree in Integrated Water Resources Management at TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences). Current global trends such as population and economic growth as well as climate change exert increasing pressure on water resources worldwide.


These resources are the basis for food production, urban and industrial water supplies and hydropower. Experts are needed who understand that multiple problems of water resources management can only be addressed through a holistic approach.

The profile of the Integrated Water Resources Management (Master's program) at TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) is application-oriented. The aim is, besides providing the participants with an overview on the water sector in general, to educate experts in the field of Integrated Water Resources Management. This requires a diversification of their knowledge and leads to the capability of cross-linked thinking. The answer to complex environmental and water related problems requires economic and managerial competencies more than classical technical knowledge.

Based on this, the study objectives are:

  • Broadening and enhancing expert knowledge
  • Providing key qualifications required for international cooperation projects
  • Fostering the link between different areas of specialization
  • Enhancing oral and written communication considering different stakeholder groups regarding target groups
  • Broaden methodological and scientific skills, bridging theoretical knowledge and practical requirements
  • Practicing own research on interdisciplinary and inter-sectorial approaches to Integrated Water Resources Management


internal accreditation based on system accredited standards, until Sep 30, 2022 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management of Natural Resources Systems
  • Natural Resources Economics and Governance
  • Project and Business Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You have to prove the successful passing of a minimum of 15 ECTS of relevant study courses within your previous university study program to the master program Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Test scores (or other proof of English language proficiency) must be no older than five years and are to be presented at the time of application
  • The motivation letter should be written in max. 500 words in English
  • The research proposal should be written on two pages in English
  • You are eligible for the master program “Integrated Water Resources Management” if you hold a BSc or BA with a visible connection to the field of water resources management with minimum average grade of 3.0 (according to the German system).
  • The Examination Board decides on the suitability of the undergraduate degree.

Work experience

Additional non-obligatory criterion: Practical / Work experience A prove of practical experience / work experience within the field of Integrated Water Resources Management will enhance your eligibility to the master program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • Semester fee: 280.5 EUR

Living costs for Köln

831 - 1291 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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