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Earth Sciences - Geology and Geochemistry

24 months
Duration
15500 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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About

Earth Sciences - Geology and Geochemistry at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam focuses on the Earth’s crust and mantle. 

Overview

  • On Earth Sciences - Geology and Geochemistry at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam  You deal with geodynamics, tectonics, sedimentary and structural geology, stratigraphy, petrology, isotope geochemistry, planetary evolution, and basin analysis. You apply geological, (isotope) geochemistry and radio-isotope dating techniques to, for example:
  • understand the relations between subduction, volcanism and metamorphism;
  • ascertain the age and rates of continental collision and uplift, subsidence and denudation; 
  • study the origin, filling and deformation of basins, providing understanding of the structures in reservoirs, e.g. for geothermal energy; 
  • deal with relationships between deeper processes caused by intraplate stresses, surface processes and sedimentary sequences;
  • compare the evolution of Earth with other rocky bodies in our solar system.

Future:

At the end of the programme, you will have acquired a sound knowledge of sustainability-related Earth Sciences knowledge, combined with the additional perspectives of economics and governance. This unique combination will enable you to pursue advanced careers in research, consultancy, international organizations and companies, and governments. Graduates will also qualify for national and international sustainability PhD programmes.

Programme Structure

Compulsory courses include:deal with relationships between deeper processes caused by intraplate stresses, surface processes and sedimentary sequences;

  • compare the evolution of Earth with other rocky bodies in our solar system.
  • a field excursion 
  • two individual research projects

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The next VU Online Master's Event will take place on Saturday 5 March.

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The Earth Sciences programme is open to both Dutch and international students. The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application.

In order to gain admission to one of our Master’s programmes, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 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.

Funding

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