Water and Coastal Management (Master's Programme)
Orientation and Goals
We designed a unique Double-Degree-Program, merging the best of both universities to provide an inspiring atmosphere for the extraordinary development of an academic and professional career. The University of Oldenburg gives you the opportunity to learn about the marine environment and to study sustainable management; the University of Groningen offers its outstanding knowledge on spatial science, in particular water management and environmental and infrastructure planning. The ability to integrate both makes the successful student an expert in water and coastal management!
Study Design and Contents
- Introduction/get together: In the introduction phase learners and teachers team up.
- Initial-phase scientific essentials: After the initial phase you will be able to: Emphasize the scientific background of environmental questions and handle methods to deal with them; understand the socio-economical background of sustainability and resource management and to deal with its techniques; work scientifically on a chosen topic.
- Specialisation deeper knowledge: After the specialisation you will have the skills to professionally manage ambitious planning projects, to perform motivated environmental and infrastructure planning and to develop your individual thesis-theme self-contained
- Master thesis the final frontier: After graduating with a double degree you have developed the skills to independently pursue a line of research and to assess and analyse new problems in a scientific way.
Reasons for Studying
Foreign Language Skills
In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg, you need an adequate knowledge of English.
English Language Proficiency see admissions regulations
You can proof your English language proficiency with the following language certificates:
- Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level B2
- if applicants are native speaker or they have university entrance qualification or a university degree obtained in English
The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements
Careers and Areas of Employment
Further information about vocational field of Biology and Environmental Science (in German).
Target Group/Admission Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in a specialist or interdisciplinary, environmental science-oriented programme with units from Natural Sciences, Economics and/or geographical-spatial planning.
- English language proficiency at level B2 of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Proof of language proficiency through one of the following language certificates: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Advanced Exam
The application deadline for the winter semester is 30 September.
For open-admission Master's degree programmes it is strongly recommended to submit their applications as early as possible before 15 July for the winter semester. If the supporting documents are submitted after these dates but before the standard application deadlines, your application can only be processed at the start of the lecture period in the new semester. This may result serious problems (German document).
This double degree programme has for Oldenburg normal semester fees and for Groningen tuition fees. For further information please check the website of the degree programme
- Brief information Water and Coastal Management (M.Sc.) (English Version) [pdf]
- Current courses for Water and Coastal Management (Master's Programme)
- Website Water and Coastal Management (M.Sc.) (in English)
- Gebührenpflichtige Studiengänge
- Fee-based degree programmes
- Platform for the Study of Renewable Energy (in English)
- Studienportal Erneuerbare Energien
- Akkreditierungsurkunde Water and Coastal Management (M.Sc.) bis 2019 [pdf]
Your contact person(s)
- 4 semesters
- Master of Science
- admission free
- Special admission requirements