A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.
While studying in an environmental studies program, a student may take some basic courses in math, physical science and economics. Main courses of study may include environmental ethics, political institutions and decision making and risk management. Usually a student is required to choose a specialization.
The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in North-West Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. English speaking students will have no problems finding suitable courses. For international students applying to universities in the Netherlands, several scholarships are available.
Masters Degree in Environmental Studies in the Netherlands
A Master's programme with a focus on the European dimension of spatial planning, spatial and environmental policy and regional economic development. [+]
Our International Hydrology Master's Programme is in English and requires two years of study to obtain the 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) that you... [+]
Master in Hydrology
Ensuring that there is enough water of good quality to satisfy the needs of the world’s growing population is a daunting challenge. Society needs hydrologists to manage the world’s water resources. In the Master’s programme in Hydrology, you will study the processes that regulate the quantity and quality of water as it passes through ecosystems, soils and rivers. We will provide you with a solid theoretical basis, combined with hydrological research in areas ranging from tropical Amazonia to the permafrost regions of Siberia. A Master of Science in Hydrology enables you to pursue a professional or scientific career in hydrology.
The Master’s programme in Environment and Resource Management is organized by the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), which is one of... [+]
Master in Environment and Resource Management
The Master’s programme in Environment and Resource Management is organized by the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), which is one of Europe’s oldest and most respected research institutes in the environmental sciences. The IVM receives high evaluations for its excellent research quality by external quality reviews and also scores very well in a citation analysis of reviewed journal articles. Our research projects range from the analysis of local challenges such as funding environmental services to farmers, the use of civil juries to facilitate public participation in water management, adaptation to climate change in the Netherlands, national challenges such as greening the gross domestic product, to global challenges such as analysing international negotiations and North-South financial mechanisms. The primary aim of the Environment and Resource Management programme is to build a critical mass in key disciplines and research themes by training multi-disciplinary, independent and entrepreneurial researchers with a passion for combining excellence in science with societal engagement.... [-]
Earth Sciences is a general Master’s programme which differs from the specialized Masters we offer. The programme gives you the opportunity to choose a... [+]
Master in Earth Sciences
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is renowned for combining all Earth Sciences specializations with other subject areas. Earth Sciences at our university are closely linked to Biology and Environmental Sciences. Why limit yourself to being just a geologist or a geographer? Become a true Earth Scientist, with far-reaching background knowledge that allows you to really make the most of your future. How exactly do ice ages, life, plate tectonics and CO2 cycles in the Earth’s crust and oceans interact? What is the relationship between landscape and fault movements in the dating of rocks or in processes like uplift and erosion?
How do humans, animals and plants adapt to their environment? This question is central in the Radboud University Master’s programme in Biology. The biologists at the University are just as aware of ... [+]
SpecialisationsThe programme offers six specialisations: ul> Adaptive organisms Communities and Ecosystems Microbiology Water and Environment Double Degree programme in Transnational ecosystem-based Water Management Science in Society Science, Management and Innovation ... [-]
The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management, is a two-year English taught international Master’s programme, in which five high-rated European universities participate. [+]
The Master in Construction Management and Engineering (CME) is a two-year English taught Master’s programme. It addresses the growing need for reforms within the building and construction (BC) industry and teaches students how to deal with present and future transitions. The BC industry is currently under a lot of pressure, as there is an increasing need for greater transparency, client orientation and innovation. Furthermore, today’s society is longing for a shift towards more sustainable solutions. For instance, the life cycle aspects of buildings or civil engineering works, quality assurance and coherency assurance are gradually getting more and more attention. In addition, the complexity of building projects is also increasing due to new EU regulations and a growing involvement and influence from interested parties in the construction process, as well as the high density of the built environment. These changes require different types of skills and knowledge from the current and future managers in the construction industry. There is a growing need for professionals who not only have thorough knowledge of integral design and engineering, but also knowledge of processes, lifecycle and risk management, new types of contracts and collaboration, systems engineering and the interests of all stakeholders. In becoming more client oriented, transparent and efficient, the industry simply cannot do without skilled managers that are able to apply their broad knowledge to various situations, whether it’s a large construction project, a multidisciplinary building project or a consultancy job for the government.... [-]