M.Sc. ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT, Curriculum Water and Coastal Management (WACOMA)

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR2559 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    EUR2283 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
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University of Bologna | Ravenna, Italy
The initiative of Joint European Erasmus Mundus Master in ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT, Curriculum Water and Coastal Management (WACOMA) from the University of Bologna has a central focus that integrating the multidisciplinary aquatic, environmental and marine sciences into an advanced teaching program, while promoting an exchange of informations with a direct involvement of the coastal end users and stakeholders.
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Description

The diversity and complexity of these freshwater and coastal systems requires a broad academic platform for an effective integration between the institutions representing different ecosystems scenarios and management cultures.

The initiative of Joint European Erasmus Mundus Master in ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT, Curriculum Water and Coastal Management (WACOMA) has a central focus that integrating the multidisciplinary aquatic, environmental and marine sciences into an advanced teaching program, while promoting an exchange of informations with a direct involvement of the coastal end users and stakeholders.

Like all interface systems, fresh water and marine environments are highly complex and dynamic. Therefore their management must be implemented through a strategic integration of the series of different technical items. A successful future manager/investor/advisor like our prospective Erasmus Mundus Master students, need to gain the knowledge of these technical items and to dominate an efficient method leading to their integration within one formal system.

The course objective is to train managers and scientists for Water and Coastal Zone Management, with a solid knowledge of environmental and legal instruments.

The course draws on EU research projects and case studies, as well as laboratory experiments and field trips. The program includes experience in modern practical, analytical and numerical methods applicable to water and coastal management. Students are trained in both the collection and analysis of data and the transformation of data into information.

The training includes solving practical management problems of catchments, wetlands, coasts, Ports and in general freshwater and marine areas as well as the comparison of alternate solutions. The students use methods and decision support systems, such as DPSIR, that are relevant to the planning and management of freshwater and marine zone problems. Graduates are encouraged to form a network of peers through an alumni society that will move to become a European professional and accreditation association.

Directed to this international program, a consortium have been formed. The proposing consortium is an association of several European and non-European Country academic institutions, representing a wide spectrum of complementary scientific knowledge and of well studied, diverse fresh water and marine sites.

‘WACOMA’ is a 2 years programme running over three periods: first semester at University of Bologna by means of core modules, second semester at University of Cádiz conducting optional modules and third period during the second year at any of the HEIs of the consortium or Associated Members. Students will have to complete 120 ECTS (30 + 30 + 60) to be awarded the Master WACOMA.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • EUR 2559 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • EUR 2283 per year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

First Year
  • Freshwater Modules
  • General Environmental Modules
  • Coasteal Modules
Second Year
  • Research Period
  • Free Student Choices
  • Laboratory Skills
For more information please visit our website.

Requirements

Application for EU Grants to be sent (Oct-Nov) to the University of Cadiz through the WACOMA website following the appropriate instructions. Applications without grant: call opens in the following spring (see the website for updated information).

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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