• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Students in the Environmental Sciences Master programme at Wageningen University and Research will gain insight into the socio-economic causes and the characteristics of pollution and degradation of the natural environment, including the effects on human beings, the atmosphere, ecosystems and other organisms. 

This two-year programme is based on an interdisciplinary approach. Students learn to develop analytical tools and models, as well as technologies, socio-political arrangements and economic instruments to prevent and control environmental and sustainability issues.

The Environmental Sciences MSc programme of Wageningen University is an international programme containing one year of course work and and one year of research. 

It is thesis-oriented with the individual research project (major) as its core. Compulsory elements are kept at a minimum, thus enabling the coursework to be tailored to the wishes and needs of the individual student. Study adviser and thesis supervisor both assist the student in selecting the most relevant courses from what Wageningen University has to offer.

Aim of the programme

The Environmental Sciences MSc programme of Wageningen University is an international programme offering its students advanced and specialized academic training emphasising the development of:

  • A critical attitude;
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • In-depth knowledge of a wide range of environmental and sustainability issues.

Future career

The MSc Environmental Sciences is intended for students who seek a career as an academic professional or scientist.

The jobs of graduates

Graduates find jobs at many different organisations. Professional job possibilities can be found as:
  • A researcher at a university or a research institute
  • An adviser at governmental authorities (ministries, provinces and municipalities) or waterboards
  • An engineer or a consultant in the industry

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Quality and Governance
  • Academic Consultancy Training
  • European Workshop Environmental Sciences and Management
  • Environmental Education and Learning for Sustainability
  • Teaching, Learning and Capacity Building for Sustainable Development
  • Principles of Environmental Sciences
  • Research Methods in Environmental Science

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 24 months
          • Credits
            120 ECTS
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus
          • More information Go to the programme website

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:


            The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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            The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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          Academic Requirements

          General Requirements

          • A bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to your selected programme.
          • Sufficient quality of the bachelor's degree as shown by an average unweighted mark of at least 7 (Dutch system), a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least B/B+ (US system) or a classification as 2nd upper (UK system). If there is no GPA stated on your transcript an unweighted grade point average will be calculated. 

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            13250 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 13250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
          • EU/EEA

            2083 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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          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.


          Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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