At a glance
The Research MSc starts each year in November as of 2023. The first year of study follows a similar trajectory to the one-year MSc in Water and Sustainable Development, with a variation in course work, to reflect the emphasis on accumulating research skills. In the second year, you will focus on conducting your research, with additional training in science philosophy, research techniques and academic writing, amongst other relevant topics.
Research skills such as critical thinking, critical reading, scientific writing, intellectual openness and science ethics are part of the curriculum.
This programme targets early and mid-career water professionals with a recognized bachelor degree who are primarily interested in a career in research or academia and/or would like to pursue a PhD in a water-related area.
During the course of the two-year programme, you will develop academic and cognitive competences to create new knowledge and solutions needed to address complex water challenges in inclusive and sustainable ways. Because most water problems transcend a single discipline, the programme adopts a multi- and interdisciplinary approach, whilst building a depth of knowledge in your own field of interest.
Thus, to prepare you for a career in research or a PhD, solid knowledge and expertise in your own field of study is combined with academic and non-academic skills development. The goal is to enhance personal attributes, such as critical thinking, research methodology, data analysis, ability to collaborate effectively with key stakeholders and professional peers in other fields, oral and written communication for different purposes and audiences, and the ability to work independently.
Find basic information about the programme and its tracks on page 20-21 of our Education and Training Guide 2022.
This programme will start in November 2023 and application for admission is expected to open in fall 2022. If you wish to be kept up-to-date with the latest news about the programme you can sign up here.
This programme is accredited by NVAO, the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.