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Physical Land Resources - Soil Science

Ghent University

24 months
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5744 EUR/year
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There is a great demand for experts in physical land resources to address the many challenges ahead of us. Implementation of various environmental and climate change related directives and addressing the sustainable development goals, demands well-trained personnel in physical land resources, Ghent University's Physical Land Resources - Soil Science will prepare this kind of people.

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Overview

Key facts

The list of challenges facing humanity and the planet is huge: climate change, food and water insecurity, environmental degradation, a projected global population of 9 billion by 2050, and resulting from this, conflict, war and migration. These challenges are strongly linked with physical land resources, and soil and water in particular. 

A thorough understanding of physical land resources and how to manage and engineer soil and water is thus essential in addressing current and future challenges, and particularly to optimise biomass production and other land uses while minimising environmental hazards. This is acknowledged by the international scientific community and policy makers, and resulted in international conventions such as the United Nations (UN) Convention to Combat Desertification, International Panel for Food Security, UN Convention for Biodiversity, International Panel on Climate Change. At the World Climate Summit 2015 held in Paris, soil management was identified as a formal part of the global response to the climate crisis.

Ghent University's Physical Land Resources - Soil Science offers a top-rated, unique and international programme that was ranked first in recent programme evaluations by students. It is one of the few programmes worldwide with such a strong focus on soils in relation to climate change, food and water insecurity, environmental degradation and engineering applications and thus addressing directly and indirectly most of the new 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Labour Market

There is a great demand for experts in physical land resources to address the many challenges ahead of us, particularly resulting from the lack of similar programmes worldwide. Implementation of various environmental and climate change related directives and addressing the sustainable development goals, demands well-trained personnel in physical land resources, both in the Global North and South. The great majority of alumni are very satisfied with the programme and with the opportunities it created for their current jobs. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Pedology
  • Applied Statistics
  • Climate Change
  • Soil Chemistry
  • Soil Physics
  • Land Information Systems
  • Scientific Communication on Physical Land Resources
  • Soil Water Management

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission is granted on the basis of a diploma, irrelevant of nationality. Most qualifications obtained abroad do not grant direct admission. This means that the diploma is not automatically recognised as equivalent to a Flemish diploma and that admission can be granted after an individual application procedure.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5744 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5744 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    962 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Gent

754 - 1205 EUR /month
Living costs

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