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Utrecht University


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Earth, Life and Climate at Utrecht University

In our Master's programme in Earth, Life, and Climate, you will explore the fundamental processes which regulate the past, present, and future dynamics of sedimentary systems, biodiversity, and climate, as well as their evolution. This two-year programme will provide you with the knowledge you need to understand climate change and its impact on natural environments such as soils, sediments, lakes, groundwater, wetlands, estuaries, and oceans.

 

The main topics you will study 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.


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Earth, Life and Climate at Utrecht University: Content

CURRICULUM
The first year of the programme is devoted to course work, while the second year is primarily spent conducting independent research and/or an internship. The programme offers considerable scope to design your own personal ‘Master’s plan’ matching your interests and competences.

 

Independent research (Master's thesis)
During your independent research you work on an individual project. This 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.

 

Intership/guided research
Next to your independent research project, you will choose one of the following options:

 

Internship: an intership offers on-site training at another research institute, an industry, consultancy firm or governmental organisation. As such, the internship prepares you for your career after graduation.

Guided research: this can include various research and learning activities such as small research projects, as well as attending summer schools, seminars, workshops and complementary courses.


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Earth, Life and Climate at Utrecht University: Possible careers

Many of our graduates go on to find employment in research. Depending on your personal interests and ambitions, you will be equipped to work in both fundamental and applied research. You can pursue a career in applied research in government institutes, consulting firms, or various industries. Typical professional profiles of our graduates include Geologist, Sedimentologist, Biogeologist, Physical Geographer, Geochemist and Hydrologist.

 

Knowledge of large-scale and long-term processes provides you with a good basis for managing major environmental issues. The numerous global-change issues currently facing us mean you can pursue a variety of employment opportunities.


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Earth, Life and Climate at Utrecht University: Admission requirements

Educational Background
The programme Earth, Life and Climate is open to students with a Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject (e.g. earth sciences, natural sciences, physics, chemistry, physical geography, civil or environmental engineering, applied mathematics).

 

English language requirements
In order to successfully participate in this programme, you must be proficient in English. Please note, it is not necessary to have passed the English test at the time of your application. The results can be submitted later. More information. The following requirements apply:

IELTS, Academic Module. Minimum score: 6.5 overall band, at least 6 for writing.
TOEFL, iBT. Minimum score: 93, institutional scores are not accepted. Please tell ETS to send your original results report to Utrecht University (the TOEFL institution code for Utrecht University is 9062).

 

Cambridge Certificate:
?Cambridge English C1 Advanced (CAE). Minimum score: 176 total, 169 writing
Cambridge English C2 Proficiency (CPE). Minimum score: 180 total, 169 writing


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Institution

Utrecht University


Location: Utrecht Heidelberglaan 8
3508 TC Utrecht
Niederlande
Utrecht
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Utrecht

Field of study

Science & Mathematics

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English

Start

summer semester

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 20715 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Utrecht

Field of study

Science & Mathematics

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English

Start

summer semester

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 20715 EUR / year

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