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Water Science and Management

Universiteit Utrecht

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Water Science and Management is the study of modern water management techniques and water policies from a sustainable development perspective.


The two-year Master's programme in Water Science and Management gives students an in-depth understanding of modern water management techniques and water policies from a sustainable development perspective. Students 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.

The programme integrates knowledge from natural and social sciences as a response to emerging needs in the field. 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 is an excellent choice for students who 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.

Kosten

2018 Full-time Institutioneel € 12585 / jaar
2018 Full-time Internationaal € 18690 / jaar
2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar

1st year

The first year is devoted to basic knowledge and skills, which students acquire through eight courses.

characteristics

The Water Science and Management programme offers students exposure to a wide spectrum of disciplines within the earth sciences and environmental sciences. The focus is on developing system knowledge and understanding. By drawing on our staff's diverse expertise in topics such in hydrology, water systems, ecology, sustainability, innovation management, water legislation, and governance, Utrecht University can offer a unique range of disciplines within the natural and social sciences.

curriculum

The first year is devoted to basic knowledge and skills, which students acquire through eight courses. In the second year, the emphasis is on applying the acquired knowledge and skills in real-life situations in the professional field outside the University.

job perspective

Water Science and Management graduates have a number of technical skills, which enable them to acquire junior positions at the start of their career. Based on their broad knowledge of contemporary water management, they are expected to move on relatively quickly to more senior strategic planning, policy, and management positions, dealing with issues involving specialists from different backgrounds and/or societal stakeholders.

objectives

The Water Science and Management programme trains students to be a water professional with both an understanding of the technical aspects of water management and the ability to implement this knowledge with an eye for societal needs. Students learn to view water management in light of sustainable development, taking into account the functions that water fulfills for humanity and nature, and consider technical innovations in view of societal costs and benefits.

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 24 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 120