MSc Applied Earth Sciences

The earth is our home, shared with millions of other living species. In order to make it a safe and sustainable living environment, we need to monitor and understand how the earth and its climate are changing due to natural processes and human interactions, and we need to be able to responsibly extract energy and other resources.

At the MSc programme Applied Earth Sciences, you study the part of the earth system that interacts strongly with society, namely the upper crust from a few kilometres depth up to the lower atmosphere. You will develop solutions to understand, monitor and predict processes within the earth system and to utilise earth’s natural resources in a responsible and sustainable way.


What you will learn

➨ Engineering skills to help move society toward a sustainable future.

➨ To responsibly utilise Earth's natural resources to provide the growing world population clean energy and the critical raw materials necessary for solar panels, electronic devices, and windmills.

➨ To develop the tools needed to understand, monitor, and predict processes in the earth and climate system.

➨ To observe and model physical processes related to climate change effects, natural hazards, resource extraction, and subsurface storage.

➨ International study environment, combining theory and field study.

| Highlighted Student Story

Volcanic rocks solving CO2 problems

What if we could capture CO2 from the atmosphere and permanently store it under the ground in the form of solid minerals? Applied Earth Sciences student Elara Redondo Garcia didn’t think twice when she had to opportunity to go to Iceland, where they are researching CO2 mineral trapping.

MSc Applied Earth Science Disciplines

The programme has been divided into 4 disciplines. During the programme you develop in-depth knowledge in one of these disciplines and get acquainted with the others . This will enable you to master new knowledge through your professional life, either in research or in engineering applications.