Environment and Resource Management, M.Sc. | Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands
M.Sc. On Campus

Environment and Resource Management

12 months
16730 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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The Environment and Resource Management MSc programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam rains you to become part of the next generation of environmental leaders who work on the sustainability challenges of our time.


The Environment and Resource Management MSc programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam  recognises that environmental problems and sustainability challenges do not stop at national borders. And solutions to those challenges require professionals who have the ability to build bridges and go beyond their own disciplines. Therefore, Environment and Resource Management offers an international and interdisciplinary classroom: the programme is taught in English and is open to students from all academic disciplines and nationalities. It actively teaches you to cooperate in interdisciplinary teams and to contribute your disciplinary knowledge, while looking for possible solutions to specific environmental problems. 

During the programme, you can determine your own focus by choosing a specialisation. Select from Global Food Challenges, Energy and Climate, Global Water Challenges, or Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity. If you want to broaden your knowledge in all these disciplines, you can opt for the Global Sustainable Futures specialisation. This offers you the option to select your own combination of specialisation courses. 

Career prospects

  • With a Master’s degree in Environment and Resource Management, you have excellent employment prospects. Start working as a project manager at an NGO, choose a role in the private or public sector, or work for a (environmental) consultancy. Throughout the programme, various training modules are offered to increase your employability.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Value of Ecosystem Services
  • Governance of Ecosystem Services
  • Food Systems & Sustainability
  • Food Governance & Sustainability
  • Water and Climate Systems
  • Water Politics and Governance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score.
  • Students from all disciplinary backgrounds will be considered, but the following subjects provide a particularly relevant basis for participating in the ERM programme: Environmental studies, Economics, Political Science, Social Science, Law, Natural Sciences.
  • Average grade for the Bachelor's should be at least a 7 or equivalent;
    • Affinity with environmental sciences or sustainability, proven by previous study program, courses, thesis or relevant (volunteer) work experience, expressed in a motivation statement or curriculum vitae;
    • ERM requirements for English language proficiency, including sufficient scores for each test component;
    • Strong motivation statement

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      16730 EUR/year
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      Based on the tuition of 16730 EUR per year during 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      2209 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for Amsterdam

    1000 - 1500 EUR /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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