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The award

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
EU 2083

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
EUR 14600

All study options

About Earth Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Understanding how planet Earth works is important for everyone. This is what Earth Sciences is all about. VU Amsterdam offers you a range of specializations that will help you become a geoscientist

who is keenly aware of the crucial and intriguing interrelations of System Earth. The programme is a varied mix of lectures, tutorials, and practicals. There is also a strong emphasis on fieldwork and lab work aimed at developing practical skills.


The two-year Master's programme starts with a set of core courses, followed by optional courses and two large research projects that can be combined with company traineeships, fieldwork, lab work, and/or computer modelling. This programme gives you the opportunity to choose a specialization, but selecting one does not mean that you are restricted to a single area.


  • Geology and Geochemistry: a specialization focused on the solid earth and planets that combines knowledge of sedimentology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, tectonics, isotope geochemistry, and planetary science.
  • Earth Surface Processes, Climate and Records: take a broad programme focusing on the Earth's surface, and learn how to account for the interaction between climate and marine/terrestrial ecosystems by studying the geological past.
  • Global Environmental Change and Policy

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 study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEU 2083International course feesEUR 14600

Entry requirements for this course

Contact Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam to find course entry requirements.

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