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: 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 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.

 

 

 

Modules

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 - September

                                           MSc Research and Thesis writing

 

 

 

Further Information

Contact us:

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

ipgl(at)boku.ac.at

IHE Delft (Delft, The Netherlands):
Mr. Edwin Hes

e.hes(at)un-ihe.org

Egerton University (Njoro, Kenya):
Assoc. Prof. Nzula Kitaka

nkitaka(at)yahoo.com