• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Are you up to the challenge of finding innovative methods and sustainable solutions to the threats facing the environment? The Environmental Sciences Master programme at Wageningen University and Research has its roots in the natural, technological and social sciences and it is based on an interdisciplinary approach.


The Environmental Sciences Master programme at Wageningen University and Research invites you to develop innovative, sustainable solutions to environmental threats. The programme allows you to specialise through a choice of ten different majors in order to work on a better environment from a natural sciences, technological or social sciences perspective. Many combinations belong to the possibilities within this study programme. For instance, offer solutions to pollution through the use of smart technologies, or apply economic instruments to influence the behaviour of people.

Students 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. 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.

Future career

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

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
          For more information, please visit the programme website.

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • More details:

            Term 1: If you wish to qualify for OKP the deadline is 20 April

            Term 2: If you wish to qualify for OKP the deadline is 15 January 

          • 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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          • Minimum required score:


            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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          • Minimum required score (Grade C):


            C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

            Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

          Academic Requirements

          General admission requirements

            • At least a BSc degree (or equivalent) in a field of science that is relevant to the specific programme selected;
            • A GPA (Grade Point Average) for the entire BSc study equivalent to at least B/B+ (US system), or a degree classified at least as 2nd class upper division (UK system);
            • Fluency in English, both written and spoken;
            • Good skills in mathematics and/or statistics;
            • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook; use and structure of the Internet; RSI-prevention).

            Tuition Fee

            • International Applies to you

              18600 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 18600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
            • EU/EEA Applies to you

              2083 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

            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.

            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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