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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam M.Sc. in Earth Sciences
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

M.Sc. in Earth Sciences

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2 Years


Full time

Request application deadline *

Sep 2024

EUR 2,314 / per year **


* non-EU/EEA students: April 1 | Dutch and EU students: June 1

** EU students: €2.314 per year | non-EU students: €16,450 per year


This two-year Master’s programme gives you the knowledge and skill-set to tackle the complex problems our planet faces today. You will specialise in one of three subjects: Geology and Geochemistry, Earth and Climate, or Global Environmental Change and Policy. Each specialisation has different streams, allowing you to build your own individual profile in preparation for your future professional career.

The Master’s programme in Earth Sciences at VU Amsterdam has an excellent reputation. It is small-scale, which means you will have personal contact with all students, but it has a large scope, allowing you to choose from a broad range of topics. In that sense, Amsterdam and the programme are much alike: impressive but small enough to make you feel right at home!

Our teachers have high international profiles based on excellent research and successful fundraising; several have received international awards. The master looks at global Earth systems and international challenges such as climate change, the energy transition, policy and economics, natural hazards, and biodiversity loss. The start date of this programme is 1 September.

Choose your own path
You choose whether you want to become a broadly trained Earth Scientist or focus on one of the streams offered by the three specialisations.


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