Aim of the programme
The International Land and Water Management programme focuses on the scientific analysis of the physical, technical and socio-economic aspects of land and water management. Graduates will be able to design sustainable and efficient interventions and technical structures in land and water management. These interventions should be appropriate for the relevant agro-ecological and socio-economic environment.
Scale and approach
The programme pays attention to land and water management at different scales, to interactive approaches with actors at the respective levels, and to the institutional aspects and multifaceted consequences of interventions.
Students in the programme:
- develop comparative insight into the development of land and water management
- take an academic approach to various research paradigms
- acquire a problem-oriented, interdisciplinary attitude towards land and water management and rural development issues
The programme offers three specialisations, allowing you to tailor it to your personal interests. The International Land and Water Management specialisations are: Sustainable Land Management; Water, Society and Technology; and Adaptive Water Management.
Master's International Land and Water Management graduates are widely employable as consultants, policymakers, researchers, development workers or project managers in any part of the world. Job opportunities can be found at engineering firms, consultancies, NGOs, governmental institutions, universities and research institutes.