Soils and Global Change, M.Sc. | Ghent University | Gent, Belgium
24 months
9000 EUR/year
4500 EUR/year
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Soils and Global Change at Ghent University graduates have the knowledge and skills to characterize soils and understand soil evolution in an ecosystem context under global change (because they understand the underlying processes and interactions).

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This 2-year master programme contains 120 ECTS credit units and leads to the joint diploma of International Master of Science in Soils & Global Change.

Soils and Global Change at Ghent University graduates will…

  • possess a broad knowledge at an advanced level in basic disciplines (soil physics, soil biogeochemistry, land information systems, meteorology and climatology);
  • understand the evolution of soil (agro-/forest/natural) ecosystems under natural conditions and human-impact, as well as its relation to global change;
  • have the ability to characterise soil physically, biologically and chemically, using advanced techniques to understand soil processes, to translate this to soil quality and to assess the influences by and on natural and anthropogenic factors;
  • possess the basic methods to conduct field work (soil survey, soil profile description, soil sampling), interpret analytical data, classify the soil, and manage and interpret existing geospatial (soil) data;
  • have the ability to plan and execute target orientated experiments or simulations independently and critically evaluate the collected data;

Programme Structure


  • Pedology   
  • Soil Chemistry  
  • Soil Physics  
  • Land Information Systems   
  • Soil Genesis   
  • Applied Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order to enter the IMSOGLO programme you need to have at least an academic bachelor degree (minimum 180 ECTS credits) in pure or applied sciences (e.g., chemistry, biology, geology, civil or agricultural engineering, environmental or agricultural sciences, etc.) or an equivalent level from a recognised university or engineering college.
  • the obtained bachelor degree must contain at least 40 ECTS credits in natural sciences (physics, chemistry, mathematics, ecology, biology, geography, environmental sciences and agricultural sciences).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • 4,500 euro per year for Erasmus+ Programme Country students (all EU countries + Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Turkey)
  • 9,000 euro per year for Erasmus+ Partner Country students (all other nationalities)

Living costs for Gent

754 - 1205 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


For intake September, only applicants from Erasmus+ Programme Countries can apply for an IMSOGLO Consortium Scholarship:

MSOGLO Consortium Scholarship holders receive

  • a monthly allowance of 1000 euro during the 24 months of study
  • a travel allowance of 1000 euro at the start of both academic years of the IMSOGLO programme

The deadline to apply for an IMSOGLO Consortium Scholarship for student intake September is 31 May.

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