DDM Water and Coastal Management

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
Managing water resources, river catchments, and coastal zones are outstanding challenges of today and tomorrow!

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typedouble degree, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee

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!

More info via the university of Oldenburg

For Dutch students: the 'Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam' offers the DIA-Stipendium, a scholarship for Dutch students in Germany. Students can apply twice a year, deadlines are July 1st and December 1st. https://www.studereninduitsland.nl/beurzen/dia-stipendium

Waarom aan de RUG?

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.


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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
Dilemmas in Infrastructure Planning
5 EC
Restricted Elective: Planning Methods for Smart Governance (ID) or Project and Programme Management (ID) keuzevak
5 EC
Comparative Research and Planning Practice
5 EC
Reinventing Environmental Planning
5 EC
Transitions in Water Management
5 EC
Fieldwork Water Quality
5 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en
case study, oral presentation, research, research project, excursion, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, self study
study abroad
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 kosten


1 september 2022

aanmelding deadline : 15 juli 2022
collegegeld nog niet bekend


For the study year 2021-2022, some students can start their (pre)master's programme under certain conditions. This way, students can already take master courses whilst also finishing their bachelor's programme and study delay is limited as much as possible. This is refered to as the 'Zachte Knip' (soft cut). Please find the conditions and information about application on https://www.rug.nl/frw/education/introduction/zachte-knip/non-fss-students.

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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 upload a copy of your (certified) bachelor's diploma, grades list and a copy of ID-card/passport to the online application system, OAS. 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
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 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


109 studenten volgen deze opleiding
28% daarvan is vrouw
10 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
80% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData


Ibn Battuta
Ibn Battuta is the Faculty Association of Spatial Sciences
Becoming a member of Ibn Battuta means you can join the social drinks, foreign trips, lectures and all other activities organized by the Association. At these events you come into contact with students from all years, which is a great way to make friends that can last a lifetime! Ibn Battuta also organizes informative and career-focused activities. Our informative activities, such as lectures, In-Housedays and the Career Day will help you to orient on your future.

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
My understanding of water- and coastal management and infrastructure planning helps me to be a better advisor in my professional environment

I started in 2014 with the Double Degree MSc programme Water and Coastal Management at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (Germany) and the University of Groningen.The combination of issues with regard to water (quality and quantity) and changes in infrastructure systems, that become increasingly pressing in the near feature, were for me key drivers to start with this program...
The field trips to the UK, Estonia and the many practical (though scientific) oriented courses were main characteristics of the program that made it very attractive and enjoyable to me. Present, my understanding of water- and coastal management and infrastructure planning helps me to be a better advisor in my professional environment.Jorian Wals finished his double degree MSc programme Water and Coastal Management in 2016. He currently works as advisor Contracts and Procurement at Witteveen+Bos Consulting Engineers.

lees verder ...
Britta Restemeyer
werkzaam als PhD researcher and lecturer bij University of Groningen
The Master perfectly prepared me for the interdisciplinary and intercultural work setting I am in now

The Double Degree Master Programme Water and Coastal Management offered me an ideal opportunity to pursue my interest in 'flood resilient cities', after I did my Bachelors in urban planning.I really appreciated the great mix between natural sciences (e.g. ecology and geo-morphology) and social sciences (e.g. sustainability management and spatial planning) that the programme offered. Although there was a clear study programme, it was flexible enough to follow my own interests and trajectory...
I absolutely enjoyed the many projects and case studies that we did together. In these group works, I learned most from my fellow students, who often had a completely different background than me. Overall, the Master perfectly prepared me for the interdisciplinary and intercultural work setting I am in now.Britta Restemeyer, PhD researcher and Lecturer at the University of Groningen, Department of Spatial Planning and Environment

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1/5 RUG
DDM Water and Coastal Management
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
80% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/5 RUG
DDM Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/5 RUG
Environmental and Infrastructure Planning
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
80% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/5 RUG
DDM Urban Governance within a Global Environment
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
5/5 RUG
DDM Development Planning and Infrastructure Management
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
80% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete
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In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

DDM Water and Coastal Management aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 29 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 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 Management, Witteveen+Bos Engineering and Consultancy, Royal 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. More information about the FSS Career Services.

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)
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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