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Students and Alumni

What can you do next


The COASTHazar Master’s program prepares students with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue impactful careers focused on safeguarding society from coastal hazards and associated risks. With a strong emphasis on coastal engineering and integrated coastal management, the program is designed to address the global demand for qualified experts in this critical field. The program aims to cultivate a new generation of coastal experts poised to tackle the challenges of the future. Equipped with advanced training and expertise, COASTHazar graduates will be positioned to lead the design and implementation of climate change adaptation strategies in vulnerable coastal areas.

The COASTHazar Erasmus Mundus joint master’s will provide you with three fully accredited master’s diplomas upon successful completion of the programme. Armed with comprehensive, interdisciplinary expertise in coastal hazards, you'll have the advanced skills needed to pursue a wide range of career opportunities in both the private and public sectors, as well as academia.

As a COASTHazar graduate, your expertise will open doors to various impactful roles in the realm of coastal hazards. You can pursue a career as a PhD researcher, delving into cutting-edge studies to advance our understanding of coastal hazards. Alternatively, you could apply your knowledge as a consultant or design engineer, actively contributing to the development and implementation of coastal hazard mitigation measures. Working in the public sector, you might serve as a policy advisor, providing invaluable insights to inform integrated coastal zone management strategies. Furthermore, your specialized understanding of complex coastal processes equips you to assess the impacts of climate change on coastal hazards and associated risks, allowing you to make significant contributions as a specialist in the field.

Living costs


It is estimated that a student will need at least 1,200€ per month to cover living costs and traveling between partner institutes. Nevertheless, living costs vary between the three university cities where the COASTHazar programme will take place. Costs in Delft are relatively higher than in Santander and Faro. On the other hand, costs in Faro are comparably lower than in the other two cities. In general, you can take as a reference the following estimates:


Cost estimates:
Rent per month:
  • Santander: 300-350€

  • Delft: 450-500€

  • Faro: 250-300€


Meal (inexpensive restaurant):
  • Santander: 10-12€

  • Delft: 12-15€

  • Faro: €8-€10

Fitness club (monthly):
  • Santander: 30€

  • Delft: 25€

  • Faro: 25€

Additional information here:

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