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Earth Sciences: Environmental Management (track)


In the track Environmental Management of the Master's programme Earth Sciences, students will learn to combine knowledge on the management of geo-ecological systems using inter-disciplinary approaches. Study systems include managing nature reserves, establishing urban green centres, and revitalising degraded landscapes. Students will be trained to apply this knowledge in a professional setting and to tackle environmental management problems for the benefit of society.

Introduction Earth Sciences

Global change, the increasing demand for scarce resources and the degradation and pollution of landscape, soil and water means that we need skilled professionals now more than ever. Professionals who understand the earth as a complex system and are able to direct our world into a more sustainable future.

The study programme 

The Environmental Management track in the Earth Sciences Master's programme is set up to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become the skilled professional that can manage landscapes and geo-ecosystems for the benefit of future generations. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to combine your Master's track with the Science for Sustainability minor, which extends your horizon on sustainability issues.

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An environmental based approach towards societal issues

A combination of geo-ecological knowledge with interdisciplinary skills

Translating science into geo-ecological management strategies

After graduation

Graduates of this track are well equipped to develop a successful career as an applied earth scientist. Such specialists are in high demand to tackle the challenges of climate change. They are relied upon to translate scientific process knowledge into management strategies, in order to lessen the effects of climate change for society.

Is Environmental Management for you? 

  • I want to deepen my knowledge on managing geo-ecological systems in inter­disci­plinary teams.
  • I want to solve complex issues dealing with Sustainable Development Goals.
  • I want to deepen my knowledge on management of geo-ecological systems and apply this knowledge for the benefit of society.
  • I want to work on issues dealing with management of geo-ecological systems in a professional environment.

Then the track Environmental Management is your best choice!

Admission during COVID-19 

Due to the Corona pandemic, the UvA will allow you to start your Master’s programme before having fully completed your Bachelor’s degree. Check the Application and Admission pages for more information. 

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Discover other Earth Science tracks 

The Master's programme Earth Sciences offers specialisations in three tracks. Environmental Management is one of them. The other two tracks are:  

Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Earth Sciences
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 120 EC ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 66986
Location Science Park