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MSc

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24 months

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full-time

Course starts
September

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About Water Technology at University of Groningen

Solving global water problems requires a multidisciplinary approach of knowledge and skills. That is why the Wetsus Institute and three Dutch universities offer a joint degree in Water Technology.

The master Water Technology is a two year programme offeredjointly by Wageningen University, University Twente and Universityof Groningen with all education being provided at Wetsus,European Centre of Excellence for sustainable water technology, inLeeuwarden.

In the field of water technology, breakthrough technologicaldevelopments are required. Not only to enable the export ambitionsof the water sector but also to solve global threats and challengesin society.

The main added value of the course lies in the multidisciplinarystudy of biotechnology and separation technology. Sucha combined technological approach may offer a solution toglobal developments, within business and society, and have aworldwide impact on the demand for and use of water.

This program will qualify you as the expert who is able toparticipate in resolving world-wide waterissues. It enables students tocomplement their Bachelor of Sciences diploma with scientificknowledge and capabilities that they need for a successful careerin the dynamic international setting of business andresearch.

To apply for this programme, please visit the website ofWageningen University. Detailed information can befound on: www.wetsusacademy.nl

Solving global water problems requires a multidisciplinary approach of knowledge and skills. That is why the Wetsus Institute and three Dutch universities offer a joint degree in Water Technology.

The Water Technology Master's degree programme is a two yearprogramme offered jointly by Wageningen University, UniversityTwente and University of Groningen with all education beingprovided at Wetsus, European Centre of Excellence for sustainablewater technology, in Leeuwarden.

In the field of water technology, breakthrough technologicaldevelopments are required. Not only to enable the export ambitionsof the water sector but also to solve global threats and challengesin society.

The main added value of the course lies in the multidisciplinarystudy of biotechnology and separation technology. Sucha combined technological approach may offer a solution toglobal developments, within business and society, and have aworldwide impact on the demand for and use of water.

This programme will qualify you as the expert who is ableto participate in resolving world-wide waterissues. It enables students tocomplement their Sciences Bachelor's degree with scientificknowledge and capabilities that they need for a successful careerin the dynamic international setting of business andresearch.

To apply for this programme, please visit the website ofWageningen University. Detailed information can be foundon: www.wetsusacademy.nl

 

After your studies

Job prospects

The study domain is becoming more and more relevant due to theurgent need for new technologies to meet the global water problems.Water technology for public drinking water production and sewerwater treatment is a very large market. Further, the largest use offresh water is for irrigation purposes.

The industrial water supply and industrial waste water treatmentalso represent a significant market. There is no question thatbusiness involved in water technology will grow tremendously.Besides this human capital is a basic condition to guarantee thesuccess and continuity of the development of sustainabletechnologies and a European know-how economy in water technology.In many EU countries the lack of talented technologicalprofessionals is becoming an increasingly limiting factor. Theprogram prepares students for a professional position in the broadarea of water technology. Graduates have good national and international career prospects in business and research.

The study domain is becoming more and more relevant due to theurgent need for new technologies to meet the global water problems.Water technology for public drinking water production and sewerwater treatment is a very large market. Further, the largest use offresh water is for irrigation purposes.

The industrial water supply and industrial waste water treatmentalso represent a significant market. There is no question thatbusiness involved in water technology will grow tremendously.Besides this human capital is a basic condition to guarantee thesuccess and continuity of the development of sustainabletechnologies and a European know-how economy in water technology.In many EU countries the lack of talented technologicalprofessionals is becoming an increasingly limiting factor. Theprogram prepares students for a professional position in the broadarea of water technology. Graduates have good national and international career prospects in business and research.

Job examples

  • Consultant or manager at a development project
  • Designer of purification processes
  • R&D department of companies, e.g. Arcadis or Philips
  • PhD, starting a scientific career
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Study options for this course

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  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study24 months
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Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
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A Grade Point Average (GPA) for the BSc study of at least 70% of the maximum scale.

language test

For applicants whose mother tongue is a language other thanEnglish and/or who have not followed all their secondary andtertiary education in English sufficient proficiency in English isrequired by means of a minimum score of 6.0 on the Academic IELTStest (with a minimum score of 6.0 for speaking). Internet basedTOEFL-iBT scores are also accepted. The required minimum score for admission is 80.

previous education

A relevant BSc degree (or equivalent) in the (related) field ofBiotechnology or Chemical Engineering, based on a program ofsufficient academic level and quality to be able to complete theWater Technology program.

other admission requirements
  • Dispose of sufficient funds to finance your studies.
  • To apply for this programme, please visit the website ofWageningen University.

The master Water Technology is offered jointly by WageningenUniversity, University of Twente and the University of Groningen.For the application guidelines please visit the website ofWageningen University: http://www.wageningenur.nl/(...)-and-Admission-1.htm

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
grade average

A Grade Point Average (GPA) for the BSc study of at least 70% of the maximum scale.

language test

For applicants whose mother tongue is a language other thanEnglish and/or who have not followed all their secondary andtertiary education in English sufficient proficiency in English isrequired by means of a minimum score of 6.5 on the Academic IELTStest (with a minimum score of 6.0 for speaking). Internet basedTOEFL-iBT scores are also accepted. The required minimum score for admission is 80.

previous education

A relevant BSc degree (or equivalent) in the (related) field ofBiotechnology or Chemical Engineering, based on a program ofsufficient academic level and quality to be able to complete theWater Technology program.

other admission requirements
  • Dispose of sufficient funds to finance your studies.
  • To apply for this programme, please visit the website ofWageningen University.

The master Water Technology is offered jointly by WageningenUniversity, University of Twente and the University of Groningen.For the application guidelines please visit the website ofWageningen University: http://www.wageningenur.nl/(...)-and-Admission-1.htm

Application deadlines

Type of studentDeadlineStart course
EU/EEA students15 July 201801 September 2018
15 July 201901 September 2019
non-EU/EEA students01 May 201801 September 2018
01 May 201901 September 2019
Type of studentDeadlineStart course
Dutch students01 August 201801 September 2018
01 August 201901 September 2019
Type of studentDeadlineStart course
EU/EEA students15 July 201801 September 2018
15 July 201901 September 2019
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What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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