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Earth Sciences: Future Planet Ecosystem Science

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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In the 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.


Human impact on our planet has reached unprecedented proportions. This severely affects biodiversity, geo-ecosystems and the services they provide to humanity. We urgently need an in-depth understanding of the functioning of geo-ecosystems, to predict the effects of local and global change (land use change, eutrophication, pollution, climate change) and to successfully manage Earth's systems (e.g. through integrated land management, spatial planning, nature and soil conservation). Only then can we rely on the use of ecosystem services in a sustainable way.

Why the UvA?
* Future Planet Ecosystem Science offers a unique and inspiring programme with lots of opportunities to make your own choices and customise the content to your own interests.
* Future Planet Ecosystem Science is taught by a team of inspired and enthusiastic lecturers, specialised in a range of topics that span the fields of earth science to ecology and evolution.
* During your Master's research project you will become member of a research group, making an actual contribution to scientific advancement.
* During your studies you will get acquainted with the latest methodologies and state-of-the-art infrastructure.

Human impact on our planet has reached unprecedented proportions. This severely affects biodiversity, geo-ecosystems and the services they provide to humanity. We urgently need an in-depth understanding of the functioning of geo-ecosystems, to predict the effects of local and global change (land use change, eutrophication, pollution, climate change) and to successfully manage Earth's systems (e.g. through integrated land management, spatial planning, nature and soil conservation). Only then can we rely on the use of ecosystem services in a sustainable way.

Why the UvA?
* Future Planet Ecosystem Science offers a unique and inspiring programme with lots of opportunities to make your own choices and customise the content to your own interests.
* Future Planet Ecosystem Science is taught by a team of inspired and enthusiastic lecturers, specialised in a range of topics that span the fields of earth science to ecology and evolution.
* During your Master's research project you will become member of a research group, making an actual contribution to scientific advancement.
* During your studies you will get acquainted with the latest methodologies and state-of-the-art infrastructure.

job perspective

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.

job perspective

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.

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