The LWM 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
- fundamental understanding of the structure and functioning of streams & rivers, wetlands, fishponds and lakes;
- expert skills to assess the ecological status of freshwater ecosystems, to plan & carry-out monitoring programmes and to develop suitable conservation & restoration measures;
- professional skills to develop and apply methods & tools towards the sustainable management of freshwater ecosystems & its services, including fisheries & aquaculture.
LWM is a well established international joint degree Masters’ programme, fully accredited in Austria, The Netherlands and Kenya.
The programme structure/curriculum consists of three semesters of 4-months each, which are held in Austria (University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences, Vienna - BOKU), The Netherlands (IHE Delft) and Kenya (Egerton University), followed by a 7 to 12-months research period at one of the three partnering institutions, or your home country. LWM students enjoy the complementing expertise of three renowned universities and excellent networking perspectives at a global level.
All three study locations are world-famous tourist locations - Vienna (Austria), Delft (The Netherlands) and Nakuru/Egerton (Kenya) – hence, LWM students have the added benefit of studying where others are going for sight-seeing!
MSc in Limnology and Wetland Management - Video
Basics in Limnology
Ecology of Aquatic Organisms
Basics in Applied Limnology
Aquatic Ecosystem Management
Aquatic Ecology and Bioassessment
Wetland for Livelihoods & Conservation
Integrated Modelling of Water and Ecosocial Systems
Interdisciplinary Project & Fieldwork
Academic Skill Development
Ecology of Streams and Rivers
Wetlands for Water Quality
Fisheries & Aquaculture
Fieldtrip on sustainable management and utilization of coastal ecosystems
LWM BOKU Trimester - Video
- University level Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field for the programme and which has been awarded by a university of recognised standing (e.g. BSc in Biology, Aquatic Ecology / Fisheries, Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Civil, Chemical, Agricultural or Environmental Engineering, etc)
- Working experience in an appropriate field of the LWM programme is an additional important asset
- English language requirements