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Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

Water and Coastal Management



Co-funded by the
Erasmus+ Programme
of the European Union

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The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) in WAter and COastal MAnagement WACOMA is a 2-years Master Degree/Second Cycle Degree – 120 ECTS.

Tuition language: ENGLISH.

The EMJMD WACOMA promotes academic excellence through the implementation of a teaching programme that aims at developing common understanding and at deepening scientific knowledge in the vital, challenging and continuously evolving field of water and coastal ecosystems.

It is specifically addressed to water and coastal hazards and risks, and their interrelations with global changes and use of resources. Consistent with the percepts of management sciences, it also concerns mitigation and adaptation to changes and it deals with the relevant aspects of a sustainable green and blue economy.

The WACOMA programme links natural sciences and societal challenges, focusing on biology, geology, management, law and economics, thus being both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary.

Study Plan


Download the Wacoma study plan as PDF file.

Download Wacoma 2nd Semester Teaching Modules - University of Cadiz, Spain

WACOMA - Water and Coastal Management Academic Activities 2018/2019

WACOMA - Water and Coastal Management Class Timetable 2018/2019

Mobility Scheme

The activities of WACOMA will start in August 2018 for the first cohort and will follow the same teaching and mobility ​ for the following years (Aug 2019 for the second cohort; Aug 2020 for the third cohort).

WACOMA offers the opportunity to visit three different EU Countries during the first year: Students welcome takes place at UNIBO (Ravenna, Italy), where they remain from August to January. 30 ECTS of compulsory modules are offered by UNIBO.

In the second semester starting form February students move to UALG (Faro, Portugal) for Winter School with practical courses and hot topics in the field.

Then, they will move to UCA (Cadiz, Spain), and remain there until the end of the first year (August).

During these months at UALG and UCA, students will gain the remaining 36 ECTS, choosing 2 ECTS teaching modules within a wide offer and completing the first year.

To gain the 54 ECTS of the second year, students based in Bologna OR Cadiz OR Faro (at their choice, made by the end of the first year) work on the Master thesis, and may visit Associated Partners, for a max of 3 months; they also perform Internship at Academic or Non-Academic Partners (8 ECTS). 

Mobility Plan



Last update: 21 Sep 2018

Main objectives and expected outputs

Winter School


Thesis Research

Examinations, re-sit possibilities and evaluation grid


Final Degree awarded and Diploma Supplement


University of Bologna
Ravenna Campus, Italy


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