Master's Water Technology (joint degree)

Improvement of seawater desalination using innovative membranes and smart design, closing nutrient cycles by recovering phosphates from animal manure, storage of energy with a minimal environmental impact and the removal of micro-pollutant using smart UV-technology are some examples of technological innovations within the field of water technology. Have you become curious? Then, start this master programme and a career in the field of water technology.

Desalination with innovative membranes

Programme Water Technology

The master’s Water Technology is a multidisciplinary programme with a clear scientific and technological approach embedded in a top research environment. Students learn to develop, propagate and apply sustainable innovations and optimizations, and create new insights within the broader framework of the growing scarcity of raw materials (mainly water), energy and associated pollution.

Wageningen University and Research, University Twente and University of Groningen offer this full master’s programme Water Technology as a joint degree. It links to collaborate research activities, which are consolidated in their participation together with the Research Institute Water Technology, Wetsus. The Wetsus Academy coordinates the programme, which is given entirely in Leeuwarden at the Wetsus institute. Students study in the most suited academic context to become design-oriented researchers and professionals in water technology. The programme knows a clear and very strong link with the professional field of science and research. Students learn in an inspiring environment at the WaterCampus in Leeuwarden, close to their future work field.

On the Programme of Water Technology page you can find the general outline of the programme and more detailed information about courses, thesis and internship. You can also read more about the scientific background of the programme.

Inspiring learning environment

Students of this programme become member of the scientific and professional network of the Research Institute Wetsus. Networking possibilities at the international WaterCampus enable students to interact with other major players in water technology and to get familiar with real-world cases and applications.

Nearly all members of the teaching staff are actively involved in the Wetsus research programme in order to ensure the connection with new developments and thus the quality and high level of the educational programme. Students can select a thesis topic from a large number of multidisciplinary research projects and get to know companies that participate in the Wetsus research programme. The latter substantially enhances their job potential on graduation. Learn more about the inspiring learning environment.

Application and admission

Interested in taking part in the programme of Water Technology? Find out more about the specific Admission requirements and the application procedures.

Meet us

The master’s programme Water Technology organizes activities for future master’s students at the three universities and at the location in Leeuwarden. Visit our website  for announcements and possibilities. You can also join the open day activities at one of the three involved universities.

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