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Earth Sciences: Geo-ecological Dynamics (track)
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Rewatch presentation Earth Sciences

In this presentation, recorded during the Meet & Ask session in the Master’s week of November 2021, the programme director talks about the study and the professional perspective. Students explain what it is like to do this master.

The Master's programme Earth Sciences at a glance

Assistant Professor Kenneth Rijsdijk and student Bernou Boven talk about the Master's programme Earth Sciences and what makes it unique.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the study programme look like?

    The Geo-ecological Dynamics Master’s track is a two-year programme (120 EC) with 30 EC dedicated to compulsory courses, a literature study (12 EC) and an independent Master’s research project (at least 48 EC). An additional 30 EC can be devoted to either elective courses, a minor (e.g. the Science for Sustainability minor), or an internship in corporate consultancy, civil society or a governmental organisation.

  • What are the career prospects after this Master’s programme?

    Graduates of the Master's programme in Earth Sciences are trained professionals with excellent international career opportunities within or outside the sphere of Earth Sciences. For example, some UvA Earth Sciences alumni work at:

    • consultancy and research firms (e.g. Royal Haskoning)
    • government agencies (e.g. the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment)
    • international environmental agencies (e.g. IUCN)
    • multinational corporations (e.g. Shell)
    • educational organisations (e.g. high schools)

    Graduates seeking a research career within academia are eligible to pursue a PhD.

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Cécile Alsbach
Hi, my name is Cécile and I’m a student in the Geo-ecological Dynamics track in the Earth Sciences Master’s. Do you want to know what it’s like to study in Amsterdam? Send me your questions via Instagram.
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