MSc Earth Sciences: Environmental Management

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

MSc Earth Sciences: Environmental Management

University of Amsterdam

Global change, the increasing demand for scarce resources and the degradation and pollution of landscape, soil and water means that we need skilled professionals now more than ever. Professionals who understand the earth as a complex system and are able to direct our world into a more sustainable future.

Environmental Management

This Master's track is aimed at combining geo-ecological knowledge with interdisciplinary skills, resulting in a professional and more applied earth scientist able to tackle environmental problems working in a team with other specialists. The curriculum combines one year of Earth Science courses and one specialised year concentrating on management aspects in Earth Science, interdisciplinary skills and an internship in a company or (non) governmental organisation. Graduates of this track are well equipped to develop a successful career as an applied earth scientist. Such specialists are highly demanded to tackle the challenges of climate change and to translate scientific process knowledge into management strategies in order to lessen the effects for society.

Joint elements

Next to the track-specific courses there are some compulsory joint elements in both tracks:

  • The course Vulnerability Assessment of Ecosystems, which includes field work on Tenerife.
  • The course Quantification of Environmental Processes, with an emphasis on measuring and modelling processes in soil and water.
  • Monthly research workshops
  • A research proposal
  • A research project

Specific entry requirements

Applicants for the MSc in Earth sciences must hold a Dutch BSc degree or an equivalent in Earth Science. Admittance with a BSc Biology, Chemistry or Computer Science is also possible under certain conditions.

Additional information for international students

International applicants must also fulfil other general entry requirements set by the Faculty of Science regarding academic background, academic average and proficiency in English.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 19, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2017
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
1,984 EUR
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Deadline
Start date Feb. 2017
Place
Netherlands Amsterdam
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Duration 2 years
Price 1,984 EUR
EU/EEA students. Non-EU/EEA students €13,300 per year.
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
Netherlands Amsterdam
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 1,984 EUR
EU/EEA students. Non-EU/EEA students €13,300 per year.