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The award
MSc

How long you will study
24 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 14350

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About Energy and Environmental Sciences at University of Groningen

What are the solutions to the environmental issues on a global scale, like climate change, sustainable development and the greenhouse effect? What alternative sources of energy do we need to explore?

The Master's degree programme in Energy and EnvironmentalSciences focuses on the large-scale issues and contributes topossible solutions to the energy and environmental challenges. The programme participates in the new Energy Academy Europe(international centre of excellence). This ensures closeconnections to top research, industries and consultancies. Thesynergy results in a wide range of research topics focusing onenergy and sustainability, such as:

  • Renewable, innovative energy systems
  • Climate and atmosphere
  • Geo-energy
  • Combustion technology
  • Bio-fuels technology, land and ocean-based
  • Energy and land use scenario's and modeling

The Master's programme is accessible for several Bachelordegrees in Natural Sciences (e.g. Biology, Physics, Chemistryetc.).

Study guide

What are the solutions to the environmental issues on a global scale, like climate change, sustainable development and the greenhouse effect? What alternative sources of energy do we need to explore?

The Master's degree programme in Energy and EnvironmentalSciences focuses on the large-scale issues and contributes topossible solutions to the energy and environmental challenges. The programme participates in the new Energy Academy Europe(international centre of excellence). This ensures closeconnections to top research, industries and consultancies. Thesynergy results in a wide range of research topics focusing onenergy and sustainability, such as:

  • Renewable, innovative energy systems
  • Climate and atmosphere
  • Geo-energy
  • Combustion technology
  • Bio-fuels technology, land and ocean-based
  • Energy and land use scenario's and modeling

The Master's programme is accessible for several Bachelordegrees in Natural Sciences (e.g. Biology, Physics, Chemistryetc.)

After your studies

Job prospects

Energy and Environmental Sciences graduates from the Universityof Groningen are renown for their in depth systems-approach and/orspecialised experimental skills. Within months after graduationalmost all (> 90%) graduates obtain suitable jobs in:

  • Research (institutes or universities)
  • Industry
  • Consultancy
  • Government

Energy and Environmental Sciences graduates from the Universityof Groningen are renown for their in depth systems-approach and/orspecialised experimental skills. Within months after graduationalmost all (> 90%) graduates obtain suitable jobs in:

  • Research (institutes or universities)
  • Industry
  • Consultancy
  • Government
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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study24 months
    Course startsFebruary, SeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 14350

Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA

€ 2060 per year

non-EU/EEA

€ 14350 per year

Entry requirements

Bachelor-Master connections

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
PhysicsAll Research universities

No additional requirements

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Access to be decided by admissions board; please contact theprogramme coordinator if you wish to start on a different momentfrom September or February

ChemistryAll Research universities

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Scheikundige TechnologieAll Research universities

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Technische NatuurkundeAll Research universities

No additional requirements

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Access to be decided by admissions board; please contact theprogramme coordinator if you wish to start on a different momentfrom September or February

AstronomyAll Research universities

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Access to be decided by admissions board; please contact theprogramme coordinator if you wish to start on a different momentfrom September or February

BiologyAll Research universities

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Life Science and TechnologyUniversity of Groningen

No additional requirements

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Access to be decided by admissions board; please contact theprogramme coordinator if you wish to start on a different momentfrom September or February

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
additional subject

The Admissions Office will advise the Admissions Board on yourapplication, after which the board will decide if you meet theadmission requirements in terms of general level of previouseducation and specific background knowledge.

language test

MAKE SURE TO VISIT http://www.rug.nl/(...)anguage-requirementsfor all the necessary information about required language tests.

previous education

A Bachelor's degree in the natural sciences (chemistry, physics,mathematics, biology, pharmacy), in computing science or in theengineering disciples such as industrial, mechanical, chemical, andelectrical engineering.

This is merely an indication of required background knowledge.The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the masterprogramme for which you applied.

other admission requirements

BEFORE YOU APPLY

Make sure to visit 'MSc Application Procedure' at: http://www.rug.nl/(...)amme/admissions/msc/for all the necessary information about the procedure and admission requirements.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
knowledge minimum

Sufficient English proficiency on VWO level is required.

previous education

Universitary Bachelor's degree in (Applied) Physics, Chemistry,Chemical Engineering, or Astronomy, or a degree in natural sciencesif you choose the theme Systems studies.

Special programme available for relevant HBO Bachelor/sdegrees.

Registration procedure

The Admissions Board will decide whether you can be admitted to the Master's degree programme. Applications are evaluated on a continuous basis. You do not have to wait until the application deadline to apply.

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
IELTS overall band6.5
TOEFL paper based580
TOEFL computer based237
TOEFL internet based92

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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