MScRiver Delta Development
|Study location||Netherlands, Middelburg/Velp/Rotterdam|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1,5 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Students with the following (Dutch) Bachelor’s degrees are welcome anyway:
- Urban Planning
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
documents must be in Dutch, English, French, Spanish or German. If this is not the case, you must upload a translation in one of these languages. Students who have already graduated should upload an official (sworn) translation of their educational background documents.
For students who have not yet graduated a good translation suffices. However, after graduation an official (sworn) translation must be provided
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): pass at grade C or above
Please note that tests results older than two years cannot be accepted.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
- The intake interview will be about the goals you have set yourself based on your background, and your interest in and knowledge of river deltas. Also we expect you to give an elevator pitch about a river delta case. The intake interview will be in English, so we can assess your proficiency in English.
- Computer literacy (Windows, Word, Excel, and Internet use) is highly recommended.
The English-taught Master’s programme River Delta Development is a unique joint degree offered by three universities of applied sciences with complementing expertise in the field of water: HZ University of Applied Sciences (coastal regions), Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (river systems), and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (urban water).
Students are trained to be facilitators of change for river deltas. Everywhere in the world, urbanisation and climate change are encroaching upon these fertile, ecologically valuable regions. The challenge is to decrease the vulnerability of river deltas while simultaneously increasing the opportunities for healthy economic and ecological development.
In the Master’s programme River Delta Development, these developments are viewed as transitions: progressive, complex changes and adjustments in river delta systems that demand professionals who can intervene effectively. These transitions require innovative, multidisciplinary, and holistic solutions. Versatile delta professionals are required, who not only have knowledge of river delta systems (coasts, seas, and rivers) and the latest developments, but also possess the necessary research and communication skills to make meaningful contributions to these transitions.
River Delta Development is developed in close communication with the working field. Governmental institutions as well as consultancy are clear about their needs: professionals who think and work in constructive, integrated ways, that have the knowledge of transitional processes and are capable of moving people and organizations to make things happen. The world is in transition (climate, energy, circular economy etc.) and needs people that can facilitate this change. In delta areas many issues come together and are enhanced by the high population density and vulnerable location. This demands educated, enthusiastic, passionate young people that want to take a role that suits them to develop resilient, safe and sustainable delta life.
Positions you could think of after you finished the master River Delta Development: process manager, initiator of new projects, facilitator of civil changes, researcher, administrator, consultant.