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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
EUR 2143 per year
How you will study
International course fees
EUR 16630 per year
Work on the sustainability challenges of our time
If you want to work towards finding solutions for societal problems related to natural resource depletion and environmental change, then this is the Master's programme for you.
The Environment and Resource Management (ERM) Master's trains you to become part of the next generation of environmental leaders who work on the sustainability challenges of our time. From the role of climate change in migration, to the impact of food supply on the environment, to analysing the transition to sustainable energy systems. You will start on the path to becoming an interdisciplinary environmental expert who is skilled in developing effective solutions for a more sustainable world.
The Environment and Resource Management programme is open to both Dutch and international students. The Faculty's Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application.
In order to gain admission to the Environment and Resource Management Master's programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score. A Bachelor degree obtained at an applied university or higher vocational education (HBO in Dutch) in most cases does not grant direct access to the programme (only exceptionally high ranking students stand a chance of admission).
Students from all disciplinary backgrounds will be considered, but the following subjects provide a particularly relevant basis for participating in the ERM programme: Environmental studies, Economics, Political Science, Social Science, Law, Natural Sciences.
General English language proficiency requirements
VU Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test. You can, however, begin your application without having the test results. Exceptions are made for students who have completed a bachelor or master in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.
The minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to this master programme are:
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