International Land and Water Management (BIL) / BSc


The BSc programme International Land and Water Management focuses at the management of land and water resources in view of safeguarding sustainable agricultural production and equitable socio-economic development in different eco-regions in the world. The integration of natural and social sciences is key to understanding land and water management issues.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of the BSc programme graduates are expected to be able to:
- understand and apply the aspects of agro-ecological systems and its interlinked components, including soil, water, plants and derived products; and land and water related technical infrastructures to manage these natural resources;
- understand the social-economic, legal, institutional and political contexts of land and water management;
- identify the various stakeholders and their interest and influence in land and water contexts;
- identify and analyse the various problems at play with regard to the use, distribution and management of land and water resources in the world;
- formulate a problem definition, research objective, and research questions, resulting in an adequate research design, in the domain of international land and water management (research design under supervision);
. - apply appropriate methods and techniques to collect, analyse and interpret data from literature and empirical research in the domain of international land and water management (carry out a research or design project under supervision);
- apply scientific knowledge, individually and in teams, together with relevant stakeholders, for designing land and water management alternatives at a technical, organisational and / or institutional level;
- communicate their findings in a clear and concise manner, both in writing and verbally, geared toward various audiences;
- have developed a problem oriented and interdisciplinary attitude;
- reflect critically on personal competences and also on problems, theories and research results in the domain of international land and water management;
- identify the ethical and value-driven aspects of research and intervention strategies, and the various roles of the specialist in the domain;
- design and plan their own learning path.

Programme Director

Ir C.F. Heijmans
Phone: 0317-(4)82770

Study Adviser(s)

- Ir B. Bruins
Phone: 0317-(4)83706
- Ir N.C. Post Uiterweer
Phone: 0317-(4)82916

Programme Committee

Chair: Dr S.M. Visser
Secretary: Dr ir A. Bolding


Study Association


Unconditional Admission to the MSc

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MDR Development and Rural Innovation
MGI Geo-information Science
MIL International Land and Water Management MLP Landscape Architecture and Planning