Ecological and Agroecological Systems

Within the specialisation Ecological and Agroecological Systems you can choose among several courses.

More about the specialisation

Students can learn more about the education and research related to this specialisation by visiting the website of the Centre for Crop Systems Analysis, the Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation Group, the Department of Soil Quality and the Water Systems and Global Change Group.

The following subjects are part of the MSc programme Climate Studies when selecting the specialisation Ecological and Agroecological Systems. The courses and thesis have to be selected in consultation and agreement with the study adviser. For more information visit the study handbook or contact the study adviser.

The common part
Subject Code Period* Phase
Compulsory
Introduction to Global Change ESA-23306 1MO M1
Internship (24 ects; to be selected from the 11 chairs) 1,2,3,4,5,6 M2
Restricted optional: select one out of these two subjects**
Principles of Climate Change Economics and Policy ENR-22806 1AF M1
Principles of Earth and Ecosystem Science SOC-23306 1AF M1
Restricted optional: select one out of these two subjects**
Design of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies WSG-60812 5AF+6WD M1
Academic Consultancy Training and Modular Skills Training YMC-60809, YMC-60300 1WD, 2WD, 3WD+4WD, 5WD, 6WD M1
Specialisation-related subjects
Subject Code Period* Phase
Compulsory
Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate Change Mitigation SOC-36306 2MO M1
Restricted optional: select (at least) two**
Biological Interactions in Soils SBL-32806 2AF M1
Models for Ecological Systems FEM-31806 3WD M1
Climate Smart Agriculture WSG-35806 3WD M1
Functional Diversity for Sustainable Crop Production CSA-32806 4WD M1
The Carbon Dilemma SBL-35306 5MO M1
Plant, Vegetation and Systems Ecology PEN-30306 6WD M1
Restricted optional: select one out of these two subjects**
MSc Thesis Crop and Weed Ecology CSA-80436 1,2,3,4,5,6 M2
MSc Thesis Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation PEN-80436 1,2,3,4,5,6 M2
MSc Thesis Soil Biology and Biological Soil Quality SBL-81836 1,2,3,4,5,6 M2
MSc Thesis Water Systems and Global Change WSG-80436 1,2,3,4,5,6 M2
*MO = morning; AF= afternoon; WD = whole day
**The restricted optional subjects have to be selected in consultation with the study adviser
This course overview is based on the Wageningen University study handbook. The study handbook is guiding in case of any discrepancy.

Below you can see how your schedule may look like:

Ecological and Agroecological Systems