Climate Studies (MCL) / MSc

MSc Common part

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Common Part

There are two selective career-oriented tracks available that can be combined with your specialization:
1. Sustainable Development Diplomacy (linked to the thesis track Environmental Policy in Specialization Climate, Society and Economics);
2. Research.
Ask your study adviser for information.
RO-1: Students with a social scientific background choose SOC23306, students with a natural scientific background choose ENR22806 in consultation and agreement with your study adviser.
RO-2: Choose RO-2A, RO-2B or RO-2C. Please note that all options have specific entry requirements.
- If RO-2B is selected, choose YMC-60809 and choose 3 credits of Modular Skills Training courses (MOS).
- RO-2C International Environmental Policy Consultancy can only be choosen if you are selected for the Sustainable Development Diplomacy track which is linked to the thesis track Environmental Policy in Specialization E.
RO-3: These data science courses are optional and not specifically related to any of the specializations.
RO-4: Select 1 internship in consultation with your study adviser. You may exchange the internship for a second thesis if you have (supervised) work experience on an academic level.


CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
WSG-20306Climate Change studies topics and approaches6.00CSM11MO
ZSS-06000General Safety0.00CSM11WD
ZSS-06200Fieldwork Safety0.00CSM11WD
ENR-22806Principles of Climate Change Economics and Policy6.00RO1M11AF
SOC-23306Principles of Earth and Ecosystem Science6.00RO1M11AF
WSG-60812Design of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies12.00RO2AM15AF, 6WD
YMC-60300Modular Skills Training3.00RO2BM12AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
YMC-60809Academic Consultancy Training9.00RO2BM12WD, 3MO+4WD, 5WD, 6WD
ENP-60312International Environmental Policy Consultancy12.00RO2CM12WD
INF-34306Data Science Concepts6.00RO3M12AF
GRS-35306Data Science for Smart Environments6.00RO3M15AF
CSA-70424MSc Internship Crop and Weed Ecology24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
ENP-70424MSc Internship Environmental Policy24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
ENR-70424MSc Internship Environmental Economics and Natural Resources24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
ESA-70424MSc Internship Environmental Systems Analysis24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
HWM-70424MSc Internship Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
MAQ-70824MSc Internship Meteorology24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
MAQ-71324MSc Internship Air Quality and Atmospheric Chemistry24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
PEN-70424MSc Internship Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
SBL-70424MSc Internship Soil Biology24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
SOC-70424MSc Internship Soil Chemistry and Chemical Soil Quality24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
WSG-70424MSc Internship Water Systems and Global Change24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6





A - Spec. A - The Physical Climate System

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Limited choice:

RO-1: In consultation with your study adviser, choose (at least) 2 courses in preparation for the selected thesis subject.
RO-2: Select 1 thesis.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
ZSS-06100Laboratory Safety0.00CSM11WD
SOC-36306Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate Change Mitigation6.00CSM12MO
HWM-23806Geophysical Fluid Mechanics6.00RO1M12AF
MAQ-32806Atmospheric Dynamics6.00RO1M12AF
MAQ-34806Atmospheric Composition and Air Quality6.00RO1M12AF
HWM-33806Water and Air Flow Numerical Techniques6.00RO1M13WD
MAQ-21806Meteorology and Climate6.00RO1M13WD
MAQ-35806Earth System Modelling6.00RO1M14WD
HWM-32806Catchment and Climate Hydrology6.00RO1M15MO
MAQ-31806Atmospheric Modelling6.00RO1M15MO
SOC-35806Field Training Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Interactions6.00RO1M16WD
HWM-80436MSc Thesis Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
MAQ-80836MSc Thesis Meteorology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
MAQ-81336MSc Thesis Air Quality and Atmospheric Chemistry36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6





B - Spec. B - Biogeochemical Cycles

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Limited choice:

RO-1: In consultation with your study adviser, choose (at least) 2 courses in preparation for the selected thesis subject.
RO-2: Select 1 thesis.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
ZSS-06100Laboratory Safety0.00CSM11WD
SOC-36306Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate Change Mitigation6.00CSM12MO
MAQ-34806Atmospheric Composition and Air Quality6.00RO1M12AF
MAQ-21806Meteorology and Climate6.00RO1M13WD
WSG-35806Climate Smart Agriculture6.00RO1M13WD
MAQ-35806Earth System Modelling6.00RO1M14WD
SBL-35306The Carbon Dilemma - a soil perpective6.00RO1M15MO
SOC-35806Field Training Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Interactions6.00RO1M16WD
MAQ-81336MSc Thesis Air Quality and Atmospheric Chemistry36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
SOC-81336MSc Thesis Soil Chemistry and Chemical Soil Quality36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
WSG-80436MSc Thesis Water Systems and Global Change36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6





C - Spec. C - Ecological and Agroecological Systems

 »  Planning programme & specialization

Limited choice:

RO-1: In consultation with your study adviser, choose (at least) 2 courses in preparation for the selected thesis subject.
RO-2: Select 1 thesis.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
ZSS-06100Laboratory Safety0.00CSM11WD
SOC-36306Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate Change Mitigation6.00CSM12MO
SBL-32806Biological Interactions in Soils6.00RO1M12AF
FEM-31806Models for Ecological Systems6.00RO1M13WD
WSG-35806Climate Smart Agriculture6.00RO1M13WD
CSA-32806Modelling functional diversity in crop production6.00RO1M14WD
SBL-35306The Carbon Dilemma - a soil perpective6.00RO1M15MO
PEN-30306Plant, Vegetation and Systems Ecology6.00RO1M16WD
CSA-80436MSc Thesis Crop and Weed Ecology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
PEN-80436MSc Thesis Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
SBL-81836MSc Thesis Soil Biology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
SOC-81336MSc Thesis Soil Chemistry and Chemical Soil Quality36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
WSG-80436MSc Thesis Water Systems and Global Change36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6





D - Spec. D - Human-Environment Interactions

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Limited choice:

RO-1: Choose (at least) 1 course in consultation with your study adviser.
RO-2: In consultation with your study adviser, choose (at least) 2 courses in preparation for the selected thesis subject.
RO-3: Select 1 thesis.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
SOC-36306Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate Change Mitigation6.00RO1M12MO
ENP-36306Climate Governance6.00RO1M15MO
WSG-33806Integrated Water Management6.00RO2M12AF
WSG-35306Modelling Future Water Stress6.00RO2M12MO
ESA-31806Environmental Assessments for Pollution Management6.00RO2M13WD
WSG-34806Climate Change Adaptation in Water Management6.00RO2M14WD
ESA-31306Integrated Ecosystem Assessment in Regional Management6.00RO2M15MO
ESA-80436MSc Thesis Environmental Systems Analysis36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
WSG-80436MSc Thesis Water Systems and Global Change36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6





E - Spec. E - Climate, Society and Economics

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Limited choice:

RO-1: Choose 6 credits or more if your study adviser deems it necessary.
RO-2: In consultation with your study adviser, choose (at least) 12 credits in preparation for the selected thesis subject.
RO-3: Select 1 thesis.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
ENP-36306Climate Governance6.00CSM15MO
ENP-34306Environmental Policy: Analysis and Evaluation6.00RO1M12MO
ENR-21306Environmental Economics for Environmental Sciences6.00RO1M12MO
MAT-22306Quantitative Research Methodology and Statistics6.00RO1M13WD, 4WD
ENP-37306Water Governance: Concepts and Practices6.00RO2M13WD
ENP-38303Sustainable Technology Development: Design Assignment3.00RO2M14AF
ENP-37803Sustainable Technology Development3.00RO2M14MO
ENP-30306International Environmental Policy6.00RO2M14WD
YSS-35306Theories and Models in Economics6.00RO2M14WD
AEP-32306Cost-Benefit Analysis and Environmental Valuation6.00RO2M16WD
ENP-39306Advanced International Environmental Politics and Diplomacy6.00RO2M16WD
ENP-80436MSc Thesis Environmental Policy36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
ENR-80436MSc Thesis Environmental Economics and Natural Resources36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6