Wageningen University and Research students combine knowledge of engineering, environmental and social sciences, study the roles of various stakeholders involved and design land and water management improvement plans.
The consequences of interventions such as dams, terracing or irrigation systems on relevant stakeholders are examined in regions spanning the entire globe: from Thailand to Ethiopia and from Peru to the Netherlands.
The first year is introductory in character and offers a variety of subjects such as agronomics, soil and water, sociology, economics and environmental sciences. Second and third-year students introduce specialisations, and students learn about the engineering, socio-economic and administrative aspects of land and water management. The third year of the programme also involves an international internship – how does six months in India, Malawi, Australia or Bolivia sound?Unique aspects of this programme
Most graduates from the bachelor’s programme continue studying to complete a master’s, which qualifies them to work anywhere in the world. They may use their expertise in development projects in Africa, South America or Asia, or contribute to solutions of land and water management issues in the Netherlands and other European countries.Potential employers
Potential employers include large and small consultancy firms, universities and research institutes, public/private aid organisations and government authorities in the Netherlands and abroad.
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The first year is introductory in character and includes some core curriculum subjects. You become familiar with the field of study, the professional career possibilities. The first year concludes with a case study and practical fieldwork in the Netherlands.
In the second year you learn about the technical, socio-conomic and legal aspects of land and water management. The programme takes a more specialised look at certain elements, allowing you to pursue your own interests within the broader field. The 2nd year starts with an excursion to Southern Europe, to see how land and water management works in these Mediterranean areas.
Third-year students complete an internship in order to gain practical experience and to further pinpoint where their interests lie. Elective credits also allow you to complete a minor or study separate subjects as a specialisation in a certain area, such as hydrology, education, plant cultivation or soil science.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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To be admitted to the bachelor's programme International Land and Water Management, you should have studied mathematics and physics. Also, you need to:
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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