The Master’s programme River Delta Development (MSc) at Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences trains students to be facilitators of change for river deltas. Everywhere in the world, urbanisation and climate change are encroaching upon these fertile, ecologically valuable regions. The challenge is to decrease the vulnerability of river deltas while simultaneously increasing the opportunities for healthy economic and ecological development.
In the Master’s programme River Delta Development, these developments are viewed as transitions: progressive, complex changes and adjustments in river delta systems that demand professionals who can intervene effectively. These transitions require innovative, multidisciplinary, and holistic solutions. Versatile delta professionals are required, who not only have knowledge of river delta systems (coasts, seas, and rivers) and the latest developments, but also possess the necessary research and communication skills to make meaningful contributions to these transitions.
Unique professional Master’s programme
If you choose the River Delta Development Master’s programme:
- you will acquire in-depth knowledge of a river delta system through 1.5 years of working in and learning about the various constituent regions, specifically the coast, river systems, and urban water;
- you will gain knowledge and insight into transitional processes, system changes, and research methods;
- you will work using the latest insights and methods in delta technology, design, and governance by participating in research programmes at the three universities of applied sciences;
- you will develop your personal and professional competencies through innovative research methods based on a didactically supported competency profile and will be tested and assessed for satisfactory completion by delta professionals, applied professors, researchers, and lecturers.
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- Introduction into riverdelta systems
- System analysis
- Transition theories
- Insight into coastal systems
- Research in Living Labs including coaching, transition and intervention
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- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- The number of ECTS credits granted to course units is based on the workload required to complete those units. 60 credits represent the workload of one year of study. One semester of studies normally comprises 30 ECTS credits and a term/trimester 20.
DisciplinesHydrology & Water Management Natural Sciences Marine Engineering View 17 other Masters in Hydrology & Water Management in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- In order to qualify for participation in the Master’s programme River Delta Development, applicants should have a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification from a recognized university (of applied sciences) or accredited academic institution in a discipline related to that of the master’s programme (certified copy of a diploma together with the official transcript of academic records).
- A letter of motivation and an intake interview with the admission committee are also part of the selection procedure. The HZ student office will inform you about this.
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International8000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
EU/EEA1428 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2143 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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