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Water Science and Management

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24 months
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Research University

Program description

The master's programme Water Science and Management gives 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 for mankind and nature and the societal impact of interventions in the water cycle. 

The master programme combines academic knowledge of natural sciences and technical water management options with process and project skills, culminating in a research internship at a water management organisation.

Water management in a wider context
The programme focuses on knowledge of physical water systems and on technical opportunities and developments in water resources management. You will also become familiar with relevant legislation, governance frameworks and the organisations involved in national and international water policies in order to use your knowledge of water systems in the context of societal processes. 

The programme includes hydrological processes, climate change, water footprinting, cost reduction, health aspects and water safety, as well as technical developments such as membrane technology, water/energy combinations and water cycle management.


  • Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a top international university that holds a top 100 position in the international university rankings. It offers a broad range of high-quality Dutch- and English-taught programs and courses. The English curriculum consists of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs, certificate courses, and Summer School courses. In addition, some of the world’s most talented students come to Utrecht University to do their PhD research.

Research has always played a fundamental role in Utrecht University’s degree programs. Course content is closely linked to top-class research. Students are taught in small groups by top researchers and lecturers, mostly experts in their field. Utrecht University is at the forefront of developments in interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research continues to have impact in fields ranging from biochemistry and biophysics to human rights and culture.

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