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Opleiding: Earth, Life and Climate

Aangeboden door: Universiteit Utrecht

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Earth, Life and Climate is an interdisciplinary study of the processes that govern past, present and future climates, environments and biotic responses.The programme Earth, Life, and Climate explores the fundamental processes which regulate the past, present, and future dynamics of sedimentary systems, biodiversity, and climate, as well as their evolution. It provides the knowledge to understand climate change and its impact on natural environments such as soils, sediments, lakes, groundwater, wetlands, estuaries, and oceans.

The main topics include the evolution of life, the development of sedimentary basins, carbon sources and sinks, biogeochemical and geochemical fingerprinting of sedimentary processes/environments, and climate reconstruction.

Students will learn state-of-the-art reconstruction methods, modelling techniques, and laboratory experiments used in a wide range of earth and beta science disciplines. These disciplines include biogeology, palaeontology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, environmental geochemistry, organic geochemistry, hydrology, physical geography, geology, biology, climate dynamics, and palaeoceanography. Students utilize these skills in their own research project or in the traineeships they undertake in preparation for an international career in applied or fundamental research.The programme Earth, Life, and Climate explores the fundamental processes which regulate the past, present, and future dynamics of sedimentary systems, biodiversity, and climate, as well as their evolution. It provides the knowledge to understand climate change and its impact on natural environments such as soils, sediments, lakes, groundwater, wetlands, estuaries, and oceans.

The main topics include the evolution of life, the development of sedimentary basins, carbon sources and sinks, biogeochemical and geochemical fingerprinting of sedimentary processes/environments, and climate reconstruction.

Students will learn state-of-the-art reconstruction methods, modelling techniques, and laboratory experiments used in a wide range of earth and beta science disciplines. These disciplines include biogeology, palaeontology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, environmental geochemistry, organic geochemistry, hydrology, physical geography, geology, biology, climate dynamics, and palaeoceanography. Students utilize these skills in their own research project or in the traineeships they undertake in preparation for an international career in applied or fundamental research.

Kosten

2015 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 1984 / jaar
2015 Full-time Institutioneel € 12121 / jaar
2015 Full-time Internationaal € 18000 / jaar

1st year

The first year of the MSc programme is devoted to course work.

characteristics

Utrecht is the national focal point of Earth Sciences in the Netherlands. At Utrecht University, research groups of both the Department of Physical Geography and the Department of Earth Sciences study different aspects of the physical Earth. The close proximity of applied research institutions, such as TNO Built Environment, Royal Netherlands Institute of Meteorology, or the Netherlands Institute for Space Research stimulates collaboration and strengthens the quality of research and education.

curriculum

The courses in the first year prepare the student for his/her independent research, that includes reading relevant literature to formulate research questions and hypotheses, planning and performing the research, and presenting the work in an Master's thesis and an oral presentation. It is optional to do a guided research that includes various research and learning activities such as small research projects, as well as attending summer schools, seminars, workshops and complementary courses.

internship

There is a possibility to do a traineeship after the students' independent research. The internship offers on-site training at another research institute, an industry, consultancy firm, or governmental organisation, or another research institute.

job perspective

A large proportion of our graduates follow up their Master's degree by pursuing a PhD in the Netherlands or elsewhere and ultimately a career in either applied or fundamental research. Fundamental research opportunities are available at universities in the Netherlands and internationally. The research may entail field, laboratory and desk work (such as computer modelling).

1st year

The first year of the MSc programme is devoted to course work.

characteristics

Utrecht is the national focal point of Earth Sciences in the Netherlands. At Utrecht University, research groups of both the Department of Physical Geography and the Department of Earth Sciences study different aspects of the physical Earth. The close proximity of applied research institutions, such as TNO Built Environment, Royal Netherlands Institute of Meteorology, or the Netherlands Institute for Space Research stimulates collaboration and strengthens the quality of research and education.

curriculum

The courses in the first year prepare the student for his/her independent research, that includes reading relevant literature to formulate research questions and hypotheses, planning and performing the research, and presenting the work in an Master's thesis and an oral presentation. It is optional to do a guided research that includes various research and learning activities such as small research projects, as well as attending summer schools, seminars, workshops and complementary courses.

instruction modes

Course work
Field research
Independent Research
Guided research (optional)
Traineeship (optional)

internship

There is a possibility to do a traineeship after the students' independent research. The internship offers on-site training at another research institute, an industry, consultancy firm, or governmental organisation, or another research institute.

job perspective

A large proportion of our graduates follow up their Master's degree by pursuing a PhD in the Netherlands or elsewhere and ultimately a career in either applied or fundamental research. Fundamental research opportunities are available at universities in the Netherlands and internationally. The research may entail field, laboratory and desk work (such as computer modelling).

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 24 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 120