24 months
16060 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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In the Earth Sciences - Future Planet Ecosystem Science programme of the University of Amsterdam, students will gain knowledge on the interactions between humans and natural geo-ecological systems.

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Discover the Master’s tracks

The Master's programme Earth Sciences - Future Planet Ecosystem Science from University of Amsterdam offers specialisations in three tracks. Future Planet Ecosystem Science, is one of them. The other two tracks are:

  • Environmental Management
  • Geo-ecological Dynamics

Why specialise in Future Planet Ecosystem Science?

Human impact on our planet has reached unprecedented proportions. This severely affects biodiversity, geo-ecosystems and the services they provide to humanity. 

We urgently need an in-depth understanding of the functioning of geo-ecosystems, to predict the effects of local and global change and to successfully manage Earth's systems. 

This Master's track teaches cutting-edge, quantitative methods (including observations, modelling and big data analysis) and how to apply these methods to global challenges. Specific attention is given to the identification of where scientific knowledge falls short of contributing to solutions for the grand challenges we are facing. 

After graduation 

Graduates of this track are well equipped to develop a successful career as an applied earth scientist. As a trained professional you will have excellent international career opportunities within or outside the sphere of Earth Sciences. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Vulnerability Assessment of Geo-ecosystems
  • Grand Challenges of Human-Ecosphere Interactions
  • Quantitative Methodologies in the Empirical Cycle
  • Research Workshops and Skills Lab
  • Analysis and Modelling Lab
  • Science-Based Geo-ecosystem Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students are eligible to apply if they have a Bachelor's degree in Earth Sciences, Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or in Future Planet Studies with a natural science major. Admission with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or Computer Science is also possible but only with proven interest in the field of ecosystem science.
  • All students go through an admissions procedure in which gaps in the students' knowledge and skills are identified. If necessary, students must be willing to study extracurricular course material, depending on your background, before starting the track.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16060 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16060 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 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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