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Environmental Sciences

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24 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

For the third time in succession, the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) judged our MSc. Programme Environmental Sciences to be the best in the Netherlands.

The NVAO found the programme challenging and complimented us on our excellent facilities. We have chosen a small-scale approach to education to ensure that each student receives personal supervision. In combination with a wide choice of courses and internships, we offer a very attractive programme for those seeking quality. There is a great need for environmental specialists and water managers. Most of our students fi nd work within three months after graduation, for example as consultants, project managers, researchers or policy makers in environmental management, water management or nature conservation. Due to the international orientation and the extensive networks built up within the study programme and the research and management projects, our graduates have excellent access to an expanding international job market.

Environmental Sciences Curriculum

Water Management; Human & Environmental Risk Assessment; Environmental Quality Standards; Environmental Modelling; Nature Conservation and Nature Development.

Academic training in the field of environmental sciences with a focus on the role of natural sciences within environmental studies.

Instruction modes
Lectures, traineeships, excursions, case work, research.

Case study, computer exercise, computer modeling, design project, excursion, gaming, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, integration module, internship, lecture, literature study, research, research project, research proposal, oral presentation, portfolio, practicum, project, self evaluation, self study, tutorial, working group, workshop

Environmental Sciences can choose from the following specializations.

Transnational Ecosystem-based Water management
The TWM programme will enable graduates to solve contemporary and future water resource management problems such as flood protection, water quality and water scarcity. Against the background of climate change and its global impact on people and economies, the sustainable handling and management of water is of paramount importance. Reflecting today's complex management problems, the TWM study programme is multidisciplinary, too. Students are provided with knowledge, skills and techniques from ecological, socio-economic, planning and engineering disciplines in order to put effective water management into practice. TWM is an international study programme jointly provided by Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

Read more about the Transnational Ecosystem-based Water management program.

Nature and Water Management

Human and Environmental Risk Assessment

About Radboud University Nijmegen

Radboud University Nijmegen is one of the best performing Dutch universities in the international university rankings. It currently holds 127th place in the Times Higher Education ranking and is ranked 136th in the QS ranking.

Radboud University Nijmegen has seven faculties and enrols over 17,500 students. Its personal style of teaching ensures that there is plenty of opportunity to work closely with instructors and fellow students in small seminars.

One of the main strengths of education and research at Radboud University Nijmegen is the way it forges cooperative links across disciplinary boundaries and the continuous exchange of ideas with others working in related areas.

More information about Radboud University Nijmegen

Admission requirements

Previous education

Bachelor's degree in environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, physics or equivalent.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL paper based: 550, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 80

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