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Earth Sciences: Environmental Management (track)

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This Master's track combines an education in geo-ecological science with interdisciplinary skills. You will learn to apply your knowledge of earth sciences in a professional setting and are trained to tackle environmental problems while working in teams with other specialists.

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Introduction Earth Sciences

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.

Admission during COVID-19

Due to the Corona pandemic, in exceptional cases, the UvA will allow you to start your Master's programme before having fully completed your Bachelor's degree. Check the Application and Admission page for more information.

Discover the Master’s programme & tracks 

The Master's programme Earth Sciences offers specialisations in three tracks. Environmental Management is one of them. The other two tracks are:  

The study programme 

The Environmental Management track in the Earth Sciences Master's programme is set up to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become the skilled professional that can manage landscapes and geo-ecosystems for the benefit of future generations. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to combine your Master's track with the Science for Sustainability minor, which extends your horizon on sustainability issues.

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An environmental based approach towards societal issues

A combination of geo-ecological knowledge with interdisciplinary skills

Translating science into geo-ecological management strategies

After graduation

Graduates of this track are well equipped to develop a successful career as an applied earth scientist. Such specialists are in high demand to tackle the challenges of climate change. They are relied upon to translate scientific process knowledge into management strategies, in order to lessen the effects of climate change for society.

Is Environmental Management for you? 

It is, if you are interested in: 

  • deepening your knowledge and applying this knowledge for the benefit of society? 
  • solving complex environmental issues? 
  • practical training? 
  • studying in a personal and inspiring environment? 
Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Earth Sciences
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 120 EC ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 66986