Study Programme

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Study Programme

Study Plan

About the study plan

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  • Please click here for the detailed module descriptions of the University of Oldenburg.
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The master programme Water and Coastal Management (WCM) is a Double-Degree-Programme in which you get two Master’s Degrees, one from the University of Oldenburg and one from the University of Groningen. This study programme has a duration of two years, and it starts only in winter semesters.

The Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg and the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen are cooperating on this unique programme. The first year of the Master’s Degree you are studying in Germany, the second year is spent in the Netherlands. Thus, you experience the best of both universities providing an inspiring atmosphere for the extraordinary development of an academic and professional career.

The Master of Science in Water and Coastal Management offers an innovative and versatile opportunity of advanced academic education, ready to be put into practice. Taught by outstanding experts, highly conversant with environmental, socio-economic, and spatial sciences, students will be trained to manage the water and coastal resources of future societies in a sustainable way.

In Oldenburg, you will be given the opportunity to learn about the marine environment and to study sustainable management; the University of Groningen offers outstanding knowledge on spatial science, in particular water management and environmental and infrastructure planning. Studying this interdisciplinary programme makes the successful student an international expert in Water and Coastal Management. Please note that technically related modules are not offered in this programme, as it is a Master of Science and not a Master of Engineering.

In total, the students need to attain 120 credit points to finish the program successfully. More about the different modules in Groningen and Oldenburg can be found on the left side menu.

All in all 120 CP
Case Study 12 CP
1st and 2nd semester in Oldenburg 48 CP
3rd and 4thnsemester in Groningen 40 CP
Master thesis 20 CP
(Stand: 19.01.2024)  | 
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