DDM Water and Coastal Management

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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Managing water resources, river catchments, and coastal zones are outstanding challenges of today and tomorrow!

Global changes ask for a comprehensive scientific approach, an international multidisciplinary orientation and require a new mind-set towards water and coastal management problems. In response to these challenges and to provide an inspiring atmosphere for the development of an academic and professional career, we designed our unique Double Degree Master (DDM) program 'Water and Coastal Management', merging the strongest expertise of the two partner-universities, the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and Carl-von-Ossietzky-University Oldenburg (Germany).

Taught by outstanding experts highly conversant with environmental, socio-economic, and spatial sciences, you will be trained to manage the water and coastal resources of future societies in a sustainable way. The University of Oldenburg gives you the opportunity to learn about the marine environment and 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!

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diplomaMSc Environmental and Infrastructure Planning
typedouble degree, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

You have the unique opportunity to study abroad, in an international atmosphere and in a familiar surrounding. Get to know the two Universities Groningen and Oldenburg, find the organising institutions FRW and the ICBM, Learn more about the innovative WCM-master, about the enthralling curriculum, and about the outstanding perspectives and how to enrol.

Open dagen en meeloopdagen

Masterweek Groningen
Van 19 t/m 23 maart 2018 organiseren de faculteiten op verschillende dagen een mastervoorlichting op locatie. Aanmelden kan vanaf eind februari 2018.


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opbouwMore information about these courses can be found on http://www.rug.nl/frw/education/master-info-frw/courses-double-degree-master-water-coastal-management
1e jaar The first year in Oldenburg your study program starts in October and consists of a mix of compulsory and elective modules in three broad categories: Planning, Science and Socio-Economics. During the second year in Groningen the focus will be on international spatial planning (systems and practices), institutional design and related topics. Throughout the different modules, you will be working on water and coastal management related assignments and your master thesis. The program has a fixed orde
Marine Regulations
Spatial Planning for Sustainable Development
River Development, Water Management and Conservation
Understanding Bioplanet Earth
International Sustainability Management
Cases in Coastal Zone Management
Nature Conservation in Practice
Selected Topics in Environmental Sciences
Marine Sediments
Resource and Energy Economics
Selected Topics in SEM
Basic Ecological Processes
Case Study
2e jaar The second year you study the master Environmental and Infrastructure Planning at the RUG. The year starts on September 1. See http://www.rug.nl/masters/environmental-and-infrastructure-planning/ for more information about this master.
Master's Thesis EIP
20 EC
Planning Theory
5 EC
EIP: Interactive Workshop
5 EC
Comparative Research and Planning Practice
5 EC
Planning Methods and Evaluation/Project and Programme Management/other elective in semester 1b keuzevak
5 EC
Dilemmas in Infrastructure Planning
5 EC
Reinventing Environmental Planning
5 EC
Transitions in Water Management
5 EC
Professional Development/other elective in semester 2b keuzevak
5 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en
The first year of your Double Degree Water and Coastal Management you follow courses in Oldenburg, Germany. The second year you study the master Environmental and Infrastructure Planning at the RUG in Groningen, the Netherlands. More information about the University of Oldenburg is available on http://www.studium.uni-oldenburg.de/30135.html?id_studg=319

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 juli 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend

reference letter
Strongly advised

This master-program is "non-consecutive" meaning you need no special bachelor degree to enroll but you should be able to motivate your choice and explain your interest in the program.

Send your application to enroll for the first year in Oldenburg:

  1. If you have a German university degree: to the Immatrikulationsamt (See: http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/immatrikulationsamt/)
  2. If you have a bachelor degree from the University of Groningen: directly to Immatrikulationsamt and to prof. Ingo Mose (Ingo.Mose@uni-oldenburg.de)
  3. If you have an international degree: to the International Student Office (ISO) (See: http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/en/iso/)

For the second year in Groningen you need to submit an enrollment application via Studielink website and select 'Environment and Infrastructure Planning' as the study program you wish to be enrolled for. You are also asked to send a copy of your (certified) bachelor's diploma, grades list and a copy of ID-card/passport to the admissions office, admissions@rug.nl. More information about enrollment in Groningen will be provided during your first study year in Oldenburg.

estimated monthly costs

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303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


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28510 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
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Ibn Battuta
Faculteitsvereniging van de Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Jorian Wals
Jorian Wals - advisor Contracts and Procurement at Witteveen+Bos Consulting Engineers

The combination of issues regarding water and changes in infrastructure systems were key drivers to choose this programme. The interrelatedness of these issues along with the international experiences that it inhibits makes it unique. Studying and living in two countries, field trips to the UK, Estonia and the practical oriented courses made it very attractive. My understanding of water- and coastal management and infrastructure planning makes me a better advisor in my professional environment.


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1/3 Rijksuniversiteit
DDM Water and Coastal Management
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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2/3 Rijksuniversiteit
Environmental and Infrastructure Planning
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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3/3 Rijksuniversiteit
DDM Development Planning and Infrastructure Management
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

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De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

DDM Water and Coastal Management aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 32 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.8 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The Master opens up a wide field of potential careers in both the public and the private sector. Our graduates:
  • Work in governments: as policy advisors at international, national, provincial an local offices in charge of spatial planning, transportation or water management.
  • Work in consultancy: as project managers at international an national firms in engineering, design an sustainability.
  • Start their own business or go into research. 

Get to know the personal stories of alumni in our  brochure 

How we boost your future career

We support you in developing a rich set of tools as well as a reflexive attitude that allows you to create innovative solutions for sustainability and resilience of cities and regions. We do so in various ways:

  1. Strategic partnerships with organizations in planning practice: National Agency on Public Works and Water ManagementWitteveen+Bos Engineering and ConsultancyRoyal HaskoningDHVEngineering, design and project management
  2. Guest lectures, field trips and workshops embedded in the course
  3. 3x per year 'A day in planning practice', with company visits
  4. Excursions and 'Meet-alumni' events organised by our student organizations
  5. 2x per year the Graduate Research Day. A networking event to meet future employers


Have a look at our Roadmap on exploring planning practice & the labour market.

Throughout the year, we offer support for practical career preparation and employability skills. Workshops are given about leadership, job interviews and how to present yourself. These Career Services are provided by the Careers Company and the UG Career Services.

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salaris na 1,5 jaar gemiddeld
kans op een vaste baan slecht
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Potentiële beroepen

  • afdelingshoofd ruimtelijke ordening
  • bedrijfshoofd bureau planologisch onderzoek (management)
  • bedrijfshoofd bureau planologisch onderzoek (meewerkend <50%)
  • beleidsmedewerker infrastructuur, planologie en volkshuisvesting (wetenschappelijk)
  • directeur bureau planologische dienst, onderzoek
  • hoofd milieudienstverlening
  • manager bureau planologische dienst, onderzoek (groot bedrijf)
  • planoloog
  • planontwikkelaar infra (wetenschappelijk)
  • regionaal planoloog
  • secretaris adviescommissie ruimtelijke kwaliteit (bouw- en woningtoezicht)
  • senior verkeersplanoloog
  • wetenschappelijk onderzoeker planologie
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Saskia Enuma

Study advisor Spatial Sciences (Groningen)

E: study.advice.fss@rug.nl
T: 050 36 33906
Drs. Nienke Harteveld

Study advisor Spatial Sciences (Groningen)

E: study.advice.fss@rug.nl
T: 050 36 33906
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