The Physical Climate System

Within the specialisation The Physical Climate System you can choose among several courses and different thesis tracks.

More about the specialisation

Students can learn more about the education and research related to this specialisation by visiting the website of the Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management Group and the Meteorology and Air Quality Group.
The following subjects are part of the MSc programme Climate Studies when selecting the specialisation The Physical Climate System. 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
Climate Change Studies Topics and Approaches WSG-20306 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
Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate Change Mitigation SOC-36306 2MO M1
Restricted optional: select (at least) two**
Atmospheric Dynamics MAQ-32806 2AF M1
Atmospheric Composition and Air Quality MAQ-34806 2AF M1
Geophysical Fluid Mechanics HWM-23806 2AF M1
Water and Air Flow Numerical Techniques HWM-33806 3WD M1
Meteorology and Climate MAQ-21806 3WD M1
Earth System Modelling MAQ-35806 4WD M1
Atmospheric Modelling MAQ-31806 5MO M1
Catchment and Climate Hydrology HWM-32806 5MO M1
Field Training Land-Atmosphere Interactions SOC-35806 6WD M1
Restricted optional: select one**
MSc thesis Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management HWM-80436 1,2,3,4,5,6 M2
MSc Thesis Air Quality and Atmospheric Chemistry MAQ-81336 1,2,3,4,5,6 M2
MSc Thesis Meteorology MAQ-80836 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:

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