The International Land and Water Management programme focuses on scientific analysis of the physical, technical and socio-economic aspects of land and water management and on the ability to design sustainable and efficient technical structures in land and water management which are appropriate to the relevant agro-ecological and socio-economic environment.

The programme pays attention to land and water management at different scales, to interactive approaches with actors at the respective levels, and to the institutional aspects and multifaceted consequences of interventions. Students in the programme develop comparative insight into the development of land and water management, take an academic approach to various research paradigms and acquire a problem-oriented, interdisciplinary attitude towards land and water management and rural development issues.

The programme is intended for agriculturists, soil scientists and hydrologists who want to pursue careers in agricultural development and planning and in the conservation and maintenance of land and water resources.

The entire programme (required courses) in the BIL study per academic year:

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3

The entire programme (required courses and specialisations) in the MIL study:

Years 1 & 2

Additional information can be found on

Central Pivot Irrigation system near Albacete, Spain.

There are the three specialisations within the Master programme:

  • Land Degradation and Development
  • Irrigation and Water Management
  • Adaptive Water Management

During the BSc and MSc years there are numerous excursions to places in and around Wageningen and other locations in The Netherlands. The BSc students will visit Spain on the SPANEX trip or Kreta on the KRETEX in their second year and for MSc students there is a practical in Spain.

This and more information about the study can be found at the university website for both prospective Bachelor and Master students. If you have comments or questions about our study programme you can always contact the Education Committee.

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You can also contact our studyadvisors: Bert Bruins and Didi Stoltenborg: