Environmental Sciences, M.Sc. | Wageningen University and Research | Wageningen, Netherlands
24 months
19600 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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Are you up to the challenge of finding innovative approaches to improve the state of the environment and sustainable solutions to the (long-term) threats it faces? The Environmental Sciences programme at Wageningen University and Research has its roots in the natural, technological and social sciences.

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Students in the Environmental Sciences 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 the wicked environmental and sustainability issues like climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion.

Why this programme?

  • You will be educated to become an academic professional who is able to contribute to sustainable solutions for existing and future, complex and wicked environmental problems all over the world.
  • You will develop and practice with multi- , inter- and transdisciplinary approaches, while specialising in your science domain.
  • You learn to develop analytical tools and models, as well as technologies, socio-political arrangements to prevent and control environmental and sustainability issues.
  • The compulsory courses are kept to a minimum, allowing you to tailor your programme to your wishes and needs.
  • You will become part of truly international classroom, allowing you to learn from your peers and to develop your intercultural communication skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

A WUR BSc degree in Environmental Sciences, or equivalent.

The norm for this equivalence is an assessment of the students' expertise in at least one of the following areas:
  • Environmental sciences or studies (e.g. environmental quality, natural resource management, human-environment interactions, environmental policy or economics)
  • (Environmental) engineering or technology
  • Applied natural sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry, biology, toxicology)
  • Social sciences (e.g. policy, economics, governance)
And both the following topics:
  • Mathematics (calculus)
  • Basics in statistics

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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 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.


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