Water and Sustainable Development MSc by IHE Delft

IHE Delft Master of Science


The MSc in Water and Sustainable Development starts each year in November as of 2022. Its curriculum consists of common parts, thematic track modules and a thesis research part. The contents of the common parts are the same for all students, whereas the thematic track modules and MSc thesis research are part of a customized learning trajectory based on your personal learning ambitions.

The programme offers maximum flexibility to customize study trajectories to individual learning needs and career opportunities. Coaches support students in building their customized programme and provide study advice throughout the programme.

After the joint start in module 1, you follow six modules based on your personal learning objectives and academic background. For the ease of guiding students, these modules are grouped in four closely connected and partly overlapping thematic areas. The broad thematic areas are based on societal water challenges and build on the available teaching and research expertise within IHE Delft. Within the thematic track you can choose a disciplinary profile: Engineering and Hydrology, Governance and Management, Environment, Sanitation or Digital Innovation.


Application deadline: 01/07/2022

Course Objectives

The Research MSc in Water and Sustainable Development will equip and prepare you for a career in research, academia or to pursue a PhD.

Main Objectives

  • The programme offers problem-orientated curricula based on actual water-related challenges that engage students in critical and innovative thinking, to be able to handle future challenges.
  • The programme stimulates the development of (inter)personal and cognitive competences, necessary to create a well-rounded professional, confident in communicating, persuading and providing leadership.
  • Continued learning after graduation is encouraged through online courses, webinars, refresher courses and other activities provided for alumni.