24 months
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20750 EUR/year
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About

The Water Science and Management programme at Utrecht University will give you an in-depth understanding of modern water management techniques and water policies from a sustainable development perspective. You will gain an understanding of water’s role with regard to humanity and nature as well as the societal impact of interventions in the water cycle. 

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Overview

Water management in a wider context

Trends such as sustainable development, stakeholder participation, and economic accountability increasingly complicate the tasks of water managers. This has given rise to a need for water managers with a broad societal focus on water management issues, operating next to and in cooperation with more traditional and technical water managers. 

The Water Science and Management  programme at Utrecht University  therefore integrates knowledge from natural and social sciences as a response to emerging needs in the field. 

A natural sciences background, the ability to work well as part of a team, and a passion for water management will help you succeed in this programme. The Water Science and Management programme is an excellent choice for you if you are interested in both the scientific analysis of the water system, and the application of water science in integrated and complex societal problems that occur in contemporary water management.

Careers

The Water Science and Management Master’s programme trains you to function as a professional in the field of water management and related sustainable development.

Professional Careers 

The professional field consists of a wide variety of organisations:

  • Consultancy firms
  • Water boards;
  • Governmental organisations
  • Utility companies
  • Water research institutes
  • NGOs
  • International development organisations

Academic Careers 

Graduates may follow up their Master’s degree by pursuing a PhD in the Netherlands or abroad and ultimately pursuing a career in research. The programme is closely related to several research groups on water-related issues in the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development and the Department of Physical Geography. 

This makes it possible for students to be ahead of the latest scientific developments in the field. Thanks to close connections with key players in the field, research projects on various topics are funded by external parties.

Accreditation

Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives on Sustainable Development
  • Principles of Groundwater Flow
  • Unsaturated Zone Hydrology
  • Quantitative Water Management
  • Research Design
  • Managing Future Deltas
  • Water, Governance and Law

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

You are welcome to apply for the Water Science and Management Master’s programme. Please take into account that this is a selective master. You will be considered for admission to the programme if you hold a University bachelor degree and can demonstrate a high level of knowledge, motivation and command of methods and skills in the field.

With regard to the educational requirements you should possess:

  • Knowledge in natural sciences relevant to water processes (e.g. earth sciences, physics, chemistry, physical geography, civil or environmental engineering, applied mathematics);
  • Academic and research skills.

Next to the educational requirements we consider:

  • Motivation and talent (also on the basis of average grade, past performance in relevant coursework and studies progress)
  • Subject of your Bachelor’s thesis;
  • Command of the English language (see below).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20750 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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