River Delta Development, M.Sc. | HZ University of Applied Sciences | Middelburg, Netherlands
24 months
Duration
4250 EUR/year
1157 EUR/year
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About

The English-taught programme River Delta Development at HZ University of Applied Sciences is a unique joint degree offered by three universities of applied sciences with complementing expertise in the field of water: HZ University of Applied Sciences (coastal regions), Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (river systems), and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (urban water).

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Overview

Facilitators of change in delta zones

The River Delta Development at HZ 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.

The central theme of the Master’s programme River Delta Development is: The transition of deltas: from large-scale management to sustainable adaptation.

Future perspectives

River Delta Development has been developed in close cooperation with professionals. Governmental institutions as well as consultancies are clear about what they need: professionals who think and work in constructive, integrated ways, who have knowledge of transitional processes and are capable of moving people and organizations to make things happen. The world is in transition (climate, energy, circular economy etc.) and needs people that can facilitate this change. In delta areas many important issues come together, and they are aggravated by high population density and their vulnerable locations. This situation creates a demand for educated, enthusiastic, passionate young people who will take on the role of developing resilient, safe and sustainable delta life.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • System analysis 
  • Transition theories 
  • Insight into urban system
  • Research in Living Labs including coaching, transition and intervention
  • Assessment

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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).

Technological requirements

 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1157 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Middelburg

780 - 1160 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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