Master's Climate Studies

The question is no longer if our climate will change, but how it will change and how we will adapt to these changes. As challenges crystallise, the demand for scientists able to understand and investigate them rises.

The MSc Climate Studies programme focuses on an improved understanding of climate change across the earth and its impact on ecosystems and society. It does not only cover the most important geophysical and biogeochemical processes involved in climate change (the mechanisms), but it also covers the socio-economic aspects of causes and effects, as well as adaptation and mitigation as the main categories of societal response. It combines and integrates the knowledge and expertise from three domains: Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences.

Why this programme?

  • International and interdisciplinary programme addressing one of the key challenges faced by humanity.
  • Combines and integrates the knowledge and expertise of three main domains: Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences.
  • Since there is a lot of free choice you can tailor your own programme and either choose for a broad knowledge or to become a specialist in a certain field.

Study programme of Climate Studies

On the Programme of Climate Studies page you can find the general outline of the programme and more detailed information about courses, theses and internships. You can also read more about the Background of the programme.


Within the master's programme you can choose from the following Specialisations to meet your personal interests.

Inside view on the master's Climate Studies

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Application and admission

Interested in taking part in the programme of Climate Studies? Students with a BSc in natural or social sciences are invited to apply. Find out more about the specific Admission requirements and the application procedures.

Student experiences

The best way to get to know a place is by getting to know the people. Students share their experiences with you about the master's programme and student life in Wageningen on the page Student experiences.

What moves me? Addressing one of our main global challenges of our time.
Student Climate Studies

Future career

What are your possibilities after graduating? Read more about Career perspectives and opportunities after finishing the programme and Career preparation during your studies.