Earth Sciences: Environmental Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 14630
    Tuition (Year)
    1984
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
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This programme combines Earth Science courses with one specialised year concentrating on management aspects, interdisciplinary skills and an internship in a company or (non) governmental organisation.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

This programme combines Earth Science courses with one specialised year concentrating on management aspects, interdisciplinary skills and an internship in a company or (non) governmental organisation.

This Master's track from the Msc Earth Sciences 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.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

The study programme largely depends on the choice for one of the two tracks of the Master's programme in Earth Sciences:

1. Geo-ecological Dynamics

This track deepens the student's knowledge of the different processes which play an important role in the functioning of geo-ecological systems. Students deal with complex relationships between biogeochemical and geomorphological processes in terrestrial and adjacent aquatic ecosystems, and the influences of climate change and direct human impact. These relationships will be studied at different scales: from a molecular to a global level. Students focus on measurement techniques, combining laboratory experiments with field inventories and monitoring programmes. They can also focus on computer modelling with GIS, remote sensing, spatial statistics or computer simulation models.

2. 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

    • Started in

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      • International

      • EEA

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  • Credits (ECTS)
    120 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

Academic Requirements

Applicants are expected to have an overall grade point average (GPA) equivalent to at least:

  • 3.0 (American system)

  • 2.1 (a second class upper/division one degree in the British system)

  • C (ECTS-system)

    Admission, however, will not be granted based on a sufficient grade point average alone.

    Please note that higher GPA's are required for the Research MSc in Brain and Cognitive Sciences.

English language requirements

All our international programmes are conducted in English. Non-native English speakers need to submit proof of their proficiency in the English language before enrolling in one of these programmes.

Please note we only accept the TOEFL Test, the test of the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) or a Cambridge Examination Score. The test result should be received by the International Team of the Faculty of Science before May 1st of the year of application.

TOEFL Test

The minimum scores required on the TOEFL Test are:

  • Internet-based test (iBT): 92 (98 for Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Information Studies and Software Engineering)

Please note the TOEFL-code for the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam is: 8628.

IELTS Test

  • Minimum score 6.5, at least 6.0 on sub-scores (listening/reading/writing/speaking).

Exceptions

  • Information Studies + Brain and Cognitive Sciences> minimum score 7.0, sub-scores on writing and speaking at least 7.0, sub-scores on listening and reading at least 6.5

  • Software Engineering > minimum score 7.0, at least 6.5 on each sub-score (listening/reading/writing/speaking)

  • The UvA offers the IELTS test for free to current UvA students to assess their English language proficiency.

Cambridge Examination Score

A Cambridge Examination Score with a minimum test result of CAE A or B will also be accepted. For the CPE test a minimal score of C is required.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 14630 International
  • EUR 1984 EEA
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