• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The MSc Meteorology and Air Quality at Wageningen University and Research allows you to specialise as a meteorologist, air quality consultant or as an atmospheric scientist. With your research you will contribute to the further understanding of atmospheric processes and their relevance for weather and climate.

About

Key elements of this Meteorology and Air Quality specialisation from Wageningen University and Research are the physics of atmospheric systems and climate processes, as well as computer skills and advanced statistics. 

Other topics are physical-chemical processes, the composition of the atmosphere, and the exchange between the atmosphere and the Earth’s surface. You examine these processes at a local and global level, developing models based on your fieldwork.

You can contribute to the further understanding of atmospheric processes and their relevance for weather and climate and focus on the physics of atmospheric systems and climate processes, creating numerical models to fully describe the three-dimensional state of the atmosphere and its evolution in time. You learn to collect and process meteorological and climatological information efficiently with a view to the projection of future conditions of the atmosphere and the climate system.

Or you can specialise in the physical-chemical processes, the composition of the atmosphere and the exchange between atmosphere and the earth’s surface. You examine these processes at a local and global level, developing models based on your fieldwork. The models you create can be used for developing environmental policy, air quality inventory and scenario analysis. Computer skills and advanced statistics form key elements in this track.

Future Career

MSc Earth and Environment graduates can continue their academic training as PhD student or start a career as a scientific professional at a university, research institute or consultancy agency. Depending on their specialisation, graduates may take up positions as meteorologists, hydrologists, water quality scientists or soil scientist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interdisciplinary Topics in Earth and Environment
  • Environmental Data Collection and Analysis
  • Boundary-Layer Processes
  • Earth System Modelling
  • Atmospheric Composition and Air Quality
  • Atmosperic Dynamics
  • Water and Air Flow: Numerical techniques
  • Urban Hydrometeorology
  • Atmospheric Modelling
  • Field Training Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Interactions
  • Academic Consultancy Training*
  • Design of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies
  • Research Master Cluster: Academic Research Proposal Writing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-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:

    80

    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:

    6

    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

  • BSc degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to the programme selected;
  • a Grade Point Average for their BSc of at least 7 (or 70% of the maximum of the scale);
  • be fluent in English, both written and spoken.

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.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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