Read more about the programme International Land and Water Management

The master's International Land and Water Management is thesis-oriented. The programme is intended for agriculturists, sociologists, soil scientists and hydrologists who want to pursue careers in agricultural development and sustainable use of land and water resources. Students choose one of three specialisations: Sustainable Land Management, Irrigation and Water Management or Adaptive Water Management. Within these specialisations, courses are socio-technical in nature and there is ample room for students to further specialise or gain specific in-depth competences in their electives and their theses.

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; Irrigation and Water Management; Adaptive Water Management.

After graduation

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.

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