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Climate Studies

Wageningen University & Research

Master Postgraduate Wageningen

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary The question is no longer if our climate will change, but how will it change and how will we adapt to these changes?
Course description Adaption and mitigation to global warming, the greenhouse effect and climate change all form the basis of the Master Climate Studies programme in Wageningen. Students will gain a broad overview of climate change during this two-year programme. As changes and challenges crystallise, the demand for scientists able to understand and investigate them will rise. This master programme is specifically targeted at students who wish to focus on the scientific insights into climate change and on the social and economic implications of climate change in the broadest sense.
Study subjects Climate Studies: Earth, Life, and Society Majors: Air Quality and Atmospheric Composition; Crop and Weed Ecology; Earth System Science; Environmental Economics and Natural Resources; Environmental Policy; Environmental Systems Analysis; Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management; Integrated Water Management; Meteorology; Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology; Soil Biology.
Course objectives This interdisciplinary MSc course is specifically targeted at students who wish to study the natural- and social-scientific aspects of climate variability and change, and their implications for society. It provides a broad overview of climate-change related issues and the opportunity to become an expert by majoring in one of the most relevant disciplines.
ECTS credits 120.00
Duration 24 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes literature study, colloquium, internship, research project, excursion, research proposal, lecture, group assignment, practicum, self study, laboratory work
Accreditation NVAO, NVAO

About the institution

Department Wageningen University & Research
Information about the institution Wageningen University & Research is the only university in the Netherlands to focus specifically on the theme 'healthy food and living environment'.


Admission requirements
  1. Applicants must provide recent evidence of their spoken and written command of English.
  2. BSc/BA in earth or environmental sciences, ecology, human geography and spatial planning, economics or related fields.
  3. Grade Point Average of at least B/B+ (US system) or first degree classified as second upper (UK system) or equivalent
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English B2
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English B2
IELTS overall band 6
IELTS speaking 6
TOEFL internet based 80
Professional experience required -
Duration 24 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Jul 2020 1 May 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 Jul 2021 1 May 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 15700€ 13250

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), Anne van den Ban Scholarships Fund, FAO, Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme, Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme (formerly NFP), StuNed Scholarship Programme, WUF

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