Transnational ecosystem-based Water Management

Universität Duisburg-Essen
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
4 semester(s)
City, country:
Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Master Master of Science (M.Sc.), Transnational ecosystem-based Water Management - Das Studium


The two-year Master programme ”Transnational ecosystem-based Water Management“ (TWM) does address current challenges in transboundary and international Water Management.

The degree program was designed in collaboration between the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany and the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands, with the aim to combine and mutually adapt different academic systems and types of learning and to cover a broad range of water related issues, thus offering broad opportunities for students for their personal and scientific development.

Close co-operation with the regional water industry and water authorities already during the planning as well as their participation in the education, e.g. provision of lectures, internships, practical training and projects, shows the relevance of this education and improves the perspectives of the future graduates.
Dr. Michael Eisinger
Managing Director
Master Master of Science (M.Sc.), Transnational ecosystem-based Water Management - Target audience

Target audience

Based on the changing profile an interdisciplinary degree program in the sector of ecological water management has been developed, which meets the requirements of the European job market.

The educational program will enable graduates to solve both classical and contemporary water resource management problems with a combination of engineering, ecological, planning and socio-economic knowledge; accordingly, it will be both a supplement and an alternative to existing degree programs solely focussed on engineering and natural sciences.

Thus, graduates will be given improved access to the expanding international job market.
Master Master of Science (M.Sc.), Transnational ecosystem-based Water Management - Emphasis/Curriculum



Basics Water Ecology
  • Hydrogeology and Application
  • Hydroclimatology and Sustainable Water Management
  • Hydraulics and Sediment Transport
Applied Water Ecology
  • Ecology and Protection of Freshwater Ecosystems and Aquatic Organism
  • Field Trips
  • Water-borne Diseases
Water Engineering
  • Basics in Hydraulic Planning and Facility Design
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Flood Management
  • Water Governance and Spatial Planning
Water Basin Management
  • River Basin Management
  • Orientation in Biology and Environmental Sciences
  • Integrated Water Management
  • Management of Ecosystems
  • Environmental and Ecological Modelling
Sustainability / Wetland Management
  • Ecological and Environmental Concepts
  • Biodiversity and Ecological Assessment
Social Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Economics for Water Management
  • Social Aspects of Water Management
  • Philosophy of Water Management
Project Water Management
  • Practical Course / Project
Optional Courses
    Varying courses on
  • Ecology
  • Languages
  • Economics
  • Microbiology
  • Modelling
  • Sustainable Development
  • Socio-economics
  • Water Treatment
  • Statistics
Please check the current offer of the Radboud university and the university of Duisburg-Essen


Admission/Entrance requirements

Total fees approx.
€ 4.100
Admission requirements:
Students can enrol from a variety of backgrounds.
Formal requirements include:
  • a university bachelor degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Geography, Civil Engineering, Hydrology
  • a bachelor degree from HBO or ‘Fachhochschule’ (polytechnic) in related fields
  • an English language proficiency certificate (TOEFL 550 (paper based)/213 (computer based)/80 (internet based) or IELTS 6.5))


Language(s) of instruction: English
Going abroad: desired
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