Environmental Science and Technology, M.Sc. | Ghent University | Gent, Belgium
24 months
5881 EUR/year
979 EUR/year
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This Environmental Science and Technology programme at Ghent University will train a new generation of professionals to provide sustainable solutions for increasingly complex environmental problems. You will learn to create a healthier living environment for all, whilst avoiding pollution, preserving our ecosystems, and sustainably using and recovering resources

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You will also learn to tackle environmental issues from local to global scale, both in developed and developing economies, and from oceans to megacities, duly accounting for the driving forces of global climate change.

The first year provides a broad education in all core disciplines of environmental science and technology. The entire second year allows you to fully specialise (including your master dissertation research) in one of five environmental topics of international concern (majors), all of which are supported by top-level UGent research.

The Environmental Science and Technology programme at Ghent University   offers training to an international audience and is entirely taught in English.

Labour Market

Graduates of ‘Environmental Science and Technology’ become active in diverse sectors and take on a wide variety of professional duties. They become – among others – entrepreneurs, policymakers, science advisors, technology consultants, R&D specialists in industry, researchers, or teachers at higher education institutions.

The job market in environmental science and technology is in high demand for people that are broadly trained in all aspects of environmental science and technology. There is also an increasing demand for creative and impactful problem-solvers with advanced knowledge and skills in emerging and globally pressing environmental topics, such as those offered in the majors: chemicals management, resource recovery, urban environmental engineering, developing economies, and marine systems.

Programme Structure

  • Environmental sustainability and policy (climate change, legislation and economic aspects)
  • Environmental diagnostics (environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology)
  • Environmental technology (water, soil, air, waste)
  • Applied ecology (freshwater, marine, microbial)
  • Environmental research skills (experimental design, modeling, communication).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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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

  • The programme is open to holders of an academic Bachelor degree (minimum 3 years or 180 ECTS credits) in the field of engineering or sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, ecology, geology, biochemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, earth science, environmental science) or an equivalent level from a recognized university or engineering college.
  • Sufficient academic knowledge is required in:
  • Mathematics + physics + statistics = 20 ECTS
  • Chemistry = 10 ECTS
  • (1 ECTS corresponds to 30 hours of study time, which includes at least 10 hours of effective teaching time, i.e. contact with course instructors)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5881 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5881 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    979 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 979 EUR per year during 24 months.

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.


Ghent University provides Top-up Grants to candidates from all countries on the OESO-DAC list, who wish to obtain a master’s degree at Ghent University. The call will only be open for new students applying for a master or master-after-master programme taught in English.

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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