Master's International Land and Water Management

Are you interested in developing plans for sustainable crop production on healthy soils with local farmers in Burundi? Would you like to investigate how the growing thirst of Lima threatens the livelihoods of Andean farmers? Or would you like to be involved in the co-creation of scenarios for sustainable use of the flood plains of the Rhine in the Netherlands? The two-year MSc programme in International Land & Water Management explores these kind of land and water management issues at different scales. You learn to unravel complex questions by combining insights from physical, technical and social sciences and by integrating non-academic knowledge, and you will find out that there are no ‘one size fits all’ answers and solutions. With your problem-oriented attitude and interdisciplinary background you will become a relevant connecting player in today’s and tomorrow’s land and water management challenges.

Master International Land and Water Management

Why this programme?

  • Focus on understanding complex land and water management issues in different contexts.
  • You work on real world problem-orientation, from combatting field erosion, preparing for floods and working on food security to addressing the social and environmental effects of hydropower.
  • Learn how to make a difference by connecting relevant stakeholders.

Study programme of the master's International Land and Water Management

You can read more about the background of the programme and compare International Land and Water Management to other master's programmes.


Within the master's programme you can choose one of the following specialisations to suit your personal interests.

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Application and admission

Interested in taking part in the International Land and Water Management programme? Find out more about the specific Admission requirements and the application procedures.

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 master's programme and student life in Wageningen on the Student experiences' page.

What moves me? It's the way we manage land and water that makes the difference.
Student Land and Water Management

Future career

What are your career options after graduating? Read more about Career perspectives and opportunities after finishing the programme.