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  Coastal Hazards, Risks, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education    Graduate School

Full time September MA, Erasmus Mundus 2 Years Full Time
Biological Sciences (4) Environmental Sciences (13) Geography (17)

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Unleash your potential with the Coastal Hazards, Risks, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation (COASTHazar) MSc programme. This 24-month joint initiative by IHE Delft, University of Cantabria, and University of Algarve offers a comprehensive curriculum spanning four semesters across Spain, the Netherlands, and Portugal. Dive into core competences such as Ocean and Atmospheric sciences, Coastal Dynamics, Risk Assessment, and Climate Change Impacts. The programme culminates in a thesis research project, allowing you to collaborate with esteemed institutions and external partners. COASTHazar equips you with top-notch knowledge and skills to tackle coastal hazards and climate change impacts. With a focus on holistic and multi-disciplinary approaches, you'll be prepared to safeguard lives, ecosystems, and economies against evolving risks. Benefit from a network of 30+ associated partners, providing real-world insights and career opportunities in coastal engineering and management. Join COASTHazar to become a highly trained professional shaping the future of coastal adaptation.

About the course

Coastal Hazards, Risks, Climate Change and Adaptation (COASTHazar) is a joint MSc programme with a duration of 24 months, offered by IHE Delft in cooperation with University of Cantabria in Santander, Spain and University of Algarve in Faro, Portugal.

Students start at University of Cantabria before coming to IHE Delft in the Netherlands for the 2nd semester. Thereafter they move to University of Algarve for the 3rd semester. In the final semester, students undertake a thesis research project in association with one of the above-mentioned institutions and possibly external partners.

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Entry Requirements


Tuition fee for the whole programme: €18,000

Other costs: ​​

Insurance: €40 per month / €960 total

Cost for visa if applicable (around €300)

In addition, it is estimated that a student may need on average, at least €1,050 per month to cover costs of living and travelling between universities.

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