Study programme

What is the best way to handle invasive species in a river ecosystem? Or, how do you protect a city like New Orleans from floods? In this double degree programme, you’ll learn to tackle these kinds of problems on the basis of ecological, hydrological and social-economic aspects. We focus on ecological solutions, which are often more effective than technical adjustments. Think of estuaries with seagrass fields breaking the waves instead of reinforcing dikes, or self-purification of drainage-basins, making dredging unnecessary.


  • Curriculum of Transnational ecosystem-based Water Management

    The double degree programme in Transnational ecosystem-based Water Management is partly taught at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) and partly at Radboud University (RU). You will follow compulsory course modules at both universities, focus on a water management project, follow elective courses, and finish the programme with a Master's thesis.

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Study abroad

During your Master's programme, you will have the opportunity to go abroad for your studies, internship and/or thesis. You will learn to look at things from the perspective of a different culture and you will meet new people; it is an experience that will enrich your life. What’s more, it will look great on your CV. Please see the Radboud International web page for information about meetings, scholarships, internships and other practical information.

Additional challenge

Do you want an extra challenge during your studies? Do you find it interesting to think about current, social themes from different academic perspectives? Discover what the Radboud Honours Academy has to offer to achieve your maximum potential during your time as a student.