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The Master's programme River Delta Development is a unique joint degree offered by three universities of applied sciences (HZ, VHL and Rotterdam) with complementing expertise in the field of water.

Due to climate change and the growth of the world population in delta areas, we face urgent social issues. Within the master River Delta Development you will develop knowledge and competencies of delta technology, practiceoriented research and transitions, with the aim of safeguarding welfare and prosperity for future generations. You will become a facilitator of change for river deltas. In this study programme three universities of applied sciences combine their complementing expertise in the fields of coastal regions, river systems, and urban water. This will provide you with insight into how the
different component systems operate, how they relate to each other, and how the delta functions as a cohesive system. By focusing on the international context, you will learn how to apply this knowledge in deltas around the world.
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typeregulier, 0 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur18 maanden voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
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Waarom aan de VHL?

The River Delta Development Master's programme is the only professional Master's programme in this field at the HBO level in the Netherlands. All other water-related Master's programmes are offered by research universities. A Master's programme at the HBO level is distinguished by its practical approach, intensive collaboration with the work field (e.g. via Living Labs), and a broad perspective on the material (in this case, the river delta).


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1e jaar Introduction into riverdelta systems, Excursion, System analysis, Transition theories, Case study, Learning plan 6 EC
Semester 1 - Insight into coastal systems 5 EC, Research in Living Labs 15 EC, Assessment
Semester 2 - Insight into fluvialsystems 5 EC, Research in Living Labs 15 EC, Assessment
2e jaar Semester 3 - Insight into urban systems 5 EC, Research in Living Labs 15 EC, Assessment
Final Phase - Final assignment, Conference presentation, Oral assessment 24 EC


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A significant driving force behind the development of the River Delta Development Master's programme is the demand in the field for facilitators of change: professionals who think and work in constructive, integrated ways, have the knowledge of transitional processes, and can create connections
within the water sector and beyond. The work field makes it clear that this degree programme is meeting this societal need.

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 februari 2019
instellingstarief : € 2083
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 12000
1 september 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2019
instellingstarief : € 2083
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 12000

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.

It is also important that you have a good command of the English language

  • Academic IELTS overall band score of at least 6.5
  • TOEFL, internet based (TOEFL-iBT) of at least 90
  • Cambridge CAE-C (CPE)

In order to qualify for participation in the Master's programme River Delta Development, applicants should have a bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification from a recognized university (of applied sciences) or accredited academic institution in a discipline related to that of the master's programme (certified copy of a diploma together with the official transcript of academic records).

Students with the following (Dutch) Bachelor's degrees are welcome anyway:

  • Watermanagement CROHO 34074
  • Aquatische Ecotechnologie CROHO 34332
  • Delta Management CROHO 39278
  • Civiele Techniek CROHO 34279
  • Ruimtelijke Ordening en Planologie CROHO 34282
  • Ruimtelijke Ontwikkeling CROHO 30038
  • International Development Management CROHO 34203
  • Kust en Zeemanagement CROHO 39204
  • Land en Watermanagement CROHO 34226
  • Management van de Leefomgeving CROHO 34859

We select students based on several criteria. These should be addressed in your (English) letter of motivation of ± 750 words:

  • your interest in and knowledge of river deltas and your goals for the master's programme;
  • your capacity for self-reflection on your current knowledge and skills;
  • your capacity for becoming a facilitator of change - demonstrate your willingness to apply change, innovation and creativity in complex processes.

inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
0kamerhuur in Velponder landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 868totale 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.

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Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

As a graduate the job opportunities are wide-ranging. You can become an advisor, project leader, hydrologist, researcher, manager or planner in both public and private organizations. We aim at educating graduates who can flourish as (junior) consultants in (international) firms and organizations in delta zones worldwide, equipped with a strong set of analytical, technical and reflective skills.
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