Master Urban Environmental Management

The world we live in is an increasingly urban one as cities currently account for half the world’s population. By 2030, it is expected that three out of every five people will live in an urban environment. Sustainable management of the urban environment has become one of the major challenges of the 21st century as you will learn during the two-year Master Urban Environmental Management programme at Wageningen University. This development calls for control of the environmental impacts of urbanisation like growing traffic, increasing waste emissions, deteriorating air and water quality, and growth in energy and resource consumption.

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Here you can find the general programme outline for the Urban Environmental Management and more detailed information about courses, theses and internships.

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Thesis tracks

Within the programme Urban Environmental Management you can choose from the following thesis tracks to meet your personal interests.

  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Systems Analysis
  • Geo-information Science
  • Land Use Planning
  • Management Studies
  • Urban Systems Engineering

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    Application and admission

    Interested in the programme Urban Environmental Management? Find out more about the specific admission requirements and application procedures.

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    Future career

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    Student experiences

    The best way to get to know a place is by getting to know the people. Students share their experiences with you about the Urban Environmental Management and student life in Wageningen.

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