Master's 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's Urban Environmental Management programme at the 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.

Master Urban Environmental Management

Why this programme?

  • The focus of the master’s is very diverse, for example, how does the shape of cities relate to energy and water consumption?
  • A broad perspective on the water cycle for urban design.
  • You have the opportunity to conclude your first year with the European Workshop: an extensive fieldwork assignment which is commissioned by a local authority and carried out in a selected country of the EU.

Study programme of the master's Urban Environmental Management

On the Programme of Urban Environmental Management page you can find the general outline of the programme and more detailed information about courses, theses and internships.

You can also read more about the Background of the programme and Compare Urban Environmental Management to other master's programmes.


Within the master's programme you can choose one of the following Thesis Tracks to meet your personal interests.

Application and admission

Interested in taking part in the programme of Urban Environmental Management? 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 page Student experiences.

What moves me? Sustainable management of expanding urban environment.
Student Suzanne

Future career

What are your possibilities after graduating? Read more about Career perspectives and opportunities after finishing the programme and Career preparation during your studies.