24 months
17616 EUR/year
1084 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Climate Studies programme from Wageningen University and Research focuses on an improved understanding of climate change across the earth and its impact on ecosystems and society. 

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The Climate Studies programme from Wageningen University and Research does not only cover the most important geophysical and biogeochemical processes involved in climate change (the mechanisms), but it also covers the socio-economic aspects of causes and effects, as well as adaptation and mitigation as the main categories of societal response. It combines and integrates the knowledge and expertise from three domains: Earth Sciences,

Future career - Climate Studies

The demand for scientists that are able to understand and investigate climate change issues is increasing. After graduation you will be able to continue your scientific career or work in the professional field.

Some graduates will become PhD fellows or researchers at international research institutes, universities, environmental organisations, or governmental organisations.

Applied climate change researchers and experts are hired, for instance, by banks, insurance companies, large construction companies and companies operating in the energy sector. Also, local, national and European governments need climate change experts.

Programme Structure


  • The Physical Climate System
  • Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Ecological and Agroecological Systems
  • Human-Environment Interaction
  • Climate, Society and Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application via Studielink will open in October


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students who wish to enrol for the MSc programme Climate Studies must meet the general admission requirements that apply to all MSc study programmes at Wageningen University.
  • There are no specific requirements for the MSc programme Climate Studies. The student should have a BSc degree in earth sciences, ecology, economy, policy or related fields. The student should have a sufficient knowledge of calculus and statistics.
  • Relevant foreign bachelor's degrees give possible admission. The Admission Board has to decide here.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17616 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17616 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1084 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1084 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Wageningen

700 - 800 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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