Limnology & Wetland Management (LWM)

International Joint Degree Master's Programme

ID of study programme: H 066 448 008
ISCED-Code: 851 (Environmental protection services)

Study begin:  October 

Study duration: 19-24 months

The LWM Master programme is designed for scientists, technologists, engineers, conservationists and environmental managers who have professional interest in aquatic ecosystem research and management. Provided are knowledge and skills to address environmental problems and to interact with stakeholders, managers and policy makers for appropriate management solutions. Graduates are qualified to investigate, monitor and manage aquatic ecosystems by integrating ecological, technical and socio-economic knowledge and skills.

LWM is a joint degree master programme of BOKU, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands and Egerton University, Kenya. The MSc degree is awarded as joint degree from all three partner universities and the academic credits are awarded according to the according to the ECTS. The MSc programme structure/curriculum consists of three semesters of four months each, which are held in Austria (BOKU), The Netherlands (IHE Delft) and Kenya (Egerton University) and followed by a seven to twelve months research period.

All three study locations are world-famous tourist locations - Vienna (Austria), Delft (The Netherlands) and Nakuru/Egerton (Kenya) – thus, go for studying where others are going for holidays and sight-seeing! We are very much inviting you to study in three different countries together with students from all over the world.

MSc in Limnology and Wetland Management - Video




Course Structure

October - January

Austrian Semester
BOKU University

Basics in Limnology

Ecology of Aquatic Organisms

Basics in Applied Limnology

Aquatic Ecosystem Management

Scientific Methods



February - May

Netherlands Semester
IHE Delft

Aquatic Ecology and Bioassessment

Wetland for Livelihoods & Conservation

Integrated Modelling of Water and Ecosocial Systems

Interdisciplinary Project & Fieldwork

Academic Skill Development


June - September

Kenyan Semester
Egerton University

Lake Ecology

Ecology of Streams and Rivers

Wetlands for Water Quality

Fisheries & Aquaculture

Fieldtrip on sustainable management and utilization of coastal ecosystems



                                              October - April/September

                                         MSc Research and Thesis writing

LWM BOKU Trimester - Video




Further Information

Contact us:

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Vienna, Austria):
IPGL Office


IHE Delft (Delft, The Netherlands):
Ms. Floor Felix (Secretary for the LWM Programme)


Egerton University (Njoro, Kenya):
LWM Office