In the two-year track Future Planet Ecosystem Science of the Master’s programme Earth Sciences, you will learn quantitative methods and gain an in-depth understanding of concepts of geo-ecological systems, essential to face the grand challenges regarding global change, the management of ecosystems, and their services upon which humans rely.
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The Master's programme Earth Sciences offers specialisations in three tracks. Future Planet Ecosystem Science, is one of them. The other two tracks are:
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.
Seek solutions to harmonise what humans want and what geo-ecosystems can provide
Understanding earths complexity with a focus on the challenges for the future of the planet
Use cutting edge quantitative techniques to create a sustainable future
Future Proof education
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.
Future Planet Ecosystem Science is an interdisciplinary programme which integrates knowledge from disciplines such as earth sciences, ecology, geography, and environmental chemistry.
Then Future Planet Ecosystem Science might be the right track for you!
|Degree programme||MSc Earth Sciences|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||120 EC ECTS, 24 months|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Conditions for admission||Preliminary training necessary|