|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
Natural Resource Management
|University website:||Sustainable Land Management|
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Keen to tackle important global and environmental issues? With the master in Sustainable Land Management, you can specialise in sustainable land and groundwater management and urban land problems and engineering. Become an expert by solving the many challenges ahead!
Sustainable land and groundwater management and urban land problems and engineering are important global and current environmental issues. Are you eager to work in this field, hoping to contribute to solving the many challenges ahead? Would you love to help ensure the long-term sustainability of our ecosystems to safeguard our future? If so, then this master's programme is right up your alley. With a Master of Science in Sustainable Land Management, you'll have all the expertise and skills needed to manage and protect the land as well as manipulate the specifics and properties of the soil.
Students can choose between two subjects:
A programme with a long history: The master in Sustainable Land Management originates from two other programmes, both formerly taught at Ghent University: the Master of Soil Science programme and the Master of Eremology. In 1997, Ghent University joined forces with Vrije Universiteit Brussel to widen the scope of the course, launching the Master of Physical Land Resources. In 2020, the programme was renamed Master of Sustainable Land Management, reflecting several programme changes.
From theory to laboratory to practice: Field work, excursions, laboratory work, exercise sessions and computer workshops all make this master's programme particularly hands on. There are a series of theoretical courses, of course, but all students confirm their appreciation of the applied and practical approach to teaching.
Become a skilled, knowledgeable expert: More than immersing you in the world of land and water management, this programme will teach you a wide range of skills typical for a master of Science, such as the ability to identify problems, form hypotheses, test these through experiments in the field and report results and findings to both your peers and a more general public. Moreoever, you'll learn how to think analytically and synthetically, while still being creative – all part of a problem-solving mentality. In brief: you’ll gain all the knowledge and skills needed to build a successful career as a scientist.
In this programme, you will acquire the know-how and skills needed to find an exciting job in fields like:
Whichever path you take, VUB and Ghent University will help you with your first steps on the job market, with workshops, networking events, job fairs and tips for job interviews. Exactly what you need as an ambitious student!
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