What will I learn?

Managing water resources, river catchments, and coastal zones are outstanding challenges of today and tomorrow!

Global changes ask for a comprehensive scientific approach, an international multidisciplinary orientation and require a new mind-set towards water and coastal management problems. In response to these challenges and to provide an inspiring atmosphere for the development of an academic and professional career, we designed our unique Double Degree Master (DDM) program 'Water and Coastal Management', merging the strongest expertise of the two partner-universities, the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and Carl-von-Ossietzky-University Oldenburg (Germany).

Taught by outstanding experts highly conversant with environmental, socio-economic, and spatial sciences, you will be trained to manage the water and coastal resources of future societies in a sustainable way. The University of Oldenburg gives you the opportunity to learn about the marine environment and sustainable management; the University of Groningen offers its outstanding knowledge on spatial science, in particular water management and environmental and infrastructure planning.

Job prospects

The Master opens up a wide field of potential careers in both the public and the private sector. Our graduates:

  • Work in governments: as policy advisors at international, national, provincial an local offices in charge of spatial planning, transportation or water management.
  • Work in consultancy: as project managers at international an national firms in engineering, design an sustainability.
  • Start their own business or go into research.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Spatial Sciences

Study options

Full Time (24 months)

Tuition fees
€15,000.00 (US$ 17,400) per year
Application deadline

Expected July 2022

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,

Groningen,

9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Bachelor's degree. Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

For international students

This master-program is "non-consecutive" meaning you need no special bachelor degree to enroll but you should be able to motivate your choice and explain your interest in the program.

IELTS overall band: 6.5

TOEFL paper based: 580

TOEFL computer based: 237

TOEFL internet based: 90

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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