The development of a thesis gives the students the opportunity to focus in a specific field of their interest, in consultation with the lecturing staff, related to water resources and environmental management. The process enables students to become independent self-critical learners, critically assessing as well as interpreting and synthesizing research results and thus developing a problem solving ability. Their English language is further improved reaching an academic and professional level, as are theirs oral presentation skills through the oral examination of the thesis. Additionally the students' IT literacy and time management skills are further improved.
Due to the international character of the Educate programme the theses will be focusing, to the extent possible, on transnational integrated water resources management issues. Hence an understanding of cross-boundary water resource problems will be developed, as well as the ability to develop cross boundary solutions to such problems.