Study Earth Sciences in Netherlands

Study Earth Sciences in Netherlands

Studying Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences deal with the study of the Earth and its neighbours in space. Earth sciences look into aspects such as the Earth atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and other general issues. Earth Sciences degrees are closely related to planetary sciences and can lead to careers in geology engineering.

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Studying in Netherlands

The Netherlands (also known as Holland) was the first non-English-speaking country to offer degrees in English. Therefore, various programmes are taught in English and are very internationally oriented.

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18 Earth Sciences Master's degrees in Netherlands

M.Sc. Spatial Planning

The Master's programme Spatial Planning (previously known as Planologie) from Utrecht University trains you to solve conflicting interests on urban land. Many stakeholders have different ideas on how to use land – learn to balance them and find sustainable solutions.

Graduate School of Geosciences
M.Sc. Climate Physics

The Master’s programme in Climate Physics from Utrecht University offers you a unique combination of theoretical courses and practical training in all aspects of the Earth’s climate. You’ll study the physics, dynamics, and chemistry of the atmosphere, oceans, and cryosphere – as well as explore their interactions.

Graduate School of Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Innovation Sciences

In this Master’s programme in Innovation Sciences at Utrecht University you will learn how to transform new ideas, knowledge and inventions into marketable innovations. You will analyse innovation in companies, as well as the position of these companies within the wider innovation system.

Graduate School of Geosciences
M.Sc. Energy Science

The Energy Science programme from Utrecht University is aimed at students with a background in science or engineering who want to contribute to the transition towards sustainable energy systems.

Graduate School of Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Earth Structure and Dynamics

In the Master in Earth Structure and Dynamics programme from Utrecht University, you will explore the composition, structure, and evolution of the Earth’s crust, mantle, and core. During this two-year programme, you will learn to link geological, geophysical, geochemical, and geodetic observations made at the Earth’s surface to physical processes operating within the planet.

Graduate School of Geosciences
M.Sc. Earth Surface and Water

The Master of Science in Earth Surface and Water at Utrecht University focuses on the development of earth and water surfaces under the effect of people and natural occurrences. This Master’s programme will prepare students to evaluate hazards and risks, to understand climate changes, how to keep healthy yet attractive landscapes, and how we can sustain the increasingly growing human population.

Graduate School of Geosciences
M.Sc. Marine Sciences

The M.Sc. in Marine Sciences at Utrecht University focuses on the impact of human activities upon marine ecosystems such as seas and oceans. The Master’s programme analyses current ecological issues like energy and climate change, water pollution and ocean acidification. Learn to develop sustainable environmental policies and implement defence measures for coastal regions and fisheries.

Graduate School of Geosciences
M.Sc. Earth, Life and Climate

The Master of Science in Earth, Life and Climate at Utrecht University provides students with essential understanding of climate change, as well as its impact upon the environment. Students learn about the sedimentary systems, the evolution of organism, from molecular to vertebrates and notions of biogeochemistry, all of them in a medium which combines theoretical and practical research.

Graduate School of Geosciences
M.Sc. Earth and Environment

The Master Earth and Environment at Wageningen University and Research was born from the necessity of helping the next generations of scientists find solutions for the issues confronting the way we look after our planet, now and in the future.

Environment & Landscape
M.Sc. Soil Geography and Earth Surface Dynamics

This Soil Geography and Earth Surface Dynamics specialisation at Wageningen University and Research allows you to explore the spatial and temporal processes that are active in soils, landscapes and the wider earth system. It uses an integrative approach that combines biophysical and human elements to gain insight in past, present and future system dynamics.

Environment & Landscape
M.Sc. Meteorology and Air Quality

The MSc Meteorology and Air Quality at Wageningen University allows you to specialise as a meteorologist, air quality consultant or as an atmospheric scientist. With your research you will contribute to the further understanding of atmospheric processes and their relevance for weather and climate.

Environment & Landscape
M.Sc. Earth Sciences

The Earth Sciences programme’s excellent reputation is partly due to the fact that it is small enough to facilitate personal contact between all participants but large enough to encompass the full range of pecializations. In that sense, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the programme are much alike: impressive but small enough to make you feel right at home.

Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences
M.Sc. Applied Earth Sciences

The two-year Master of Science in Applied Earth Sciences is a challenging Engineering Programme for students with wide-ranging backgrounds ) who are interested in and concerned about sustainable use of the earth’s resources in energy production problems (oil and gas), raw materials technology and geotechnical engineering. 

M.Sc. Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences focus on the interactions between the earth, the atmosphere, surface waters and biological systems. It also studies how these are affected by human activities.

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