¿Qué aprenderé?

Drought, erosion, floods and poor land and water management constitute major threats to food production in large parts of the world. The BSc programme International Land and Water Management addresses these problems. 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.

What are the unique programme aspects?

Technical and social: Students learn about the engineering, socio-economic, natural scientific and policy aspects of land and water management, making our graduates well-rounded and versatile professionals.
International: Look at regions all over the world that struggle with land and water management problems – tropical areas suffering from floods and erosion, or southern Europe and sub-tropical regions in need of irrigation and drinking water facilities. The Netherlands, too, has its current share of issues related to flooding, water shortages and land and soil restoration.

The bachelor's programme (BSc) in International Land and Water Management is a three-year programme. A variety of teaching methods is used, ranging from lectures, tutorials and computer based learning, to practical field work and excursions both in the Netherlands and abroad. Students often work in small groups on certain topics. The programme therefore offers practical, applied and fundamental (theoretical) knowledge.

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.

Future career - International Land and Water Management

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.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Wageningen University and Research Centre

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (3 )

Costos de estudio
€15.700,00 (US$ 16.981) por año
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Septiembre 2020


Wageningen University and Research Centre

Atlas, building 104, Wageningen Campus,

Droevendaalsesteeg 4,



9101 PB, Netherlands

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Other English Language Requirements:  Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: pass at grade C; Cambridge First Certificate: pass at grade B/C.

Para estudiantes internacionales

You need to have the right pre-university diploma to be admitted to the programme and have take specific subjects.

To be admitted to the bachelor's programme International Land and Water Management, you should have studied mathematics and physics.

IELTS: overall grade 6.0 (with a minimum sub-score of 6.0 for speaking)

TOEFL: internet-based 80 (with a minimum sub-score of 20 for speaking)

Cambridge FCE pass at grade B or above

Cambridge CAE pass at grade C or above

Cambridge CPE pass at grade C or above

RATEr: listening pass, reading pass, writing borderline, speaking borderline

Dutch VWO diploma: English (any grade)

Dutch HAVO diploma: English 7 or above