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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 2.12k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 14.9k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 Th5 2016

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    What are the solutions to the environmental issues on a global scale, like climate change, sustainable development and the greenhouse effect? What alternative sources of energy do we need to explore?

    The Master's degree programme in Energy and Environmental Sciences focuses on the large-scale issues and tries to contribute to possible solutions to the energy and environmental challenges.
    The programme is connected to the Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen (ESRIG). Several research groups are joining forces in ESRIG resulting in a variety of research subjects, such as:

    * * Polymer and organic solar cells
    * * Climate and atmosphere
    * * Geo-energy
    * * Combustion technology
    * * Bio-fuels technology, land and ocean-based
    * * Renewable energy
    * * Energy and land use scenario's and modeling

    The Master's programme is accessible for several Bachelor degrees in Natural Sciences.

    Job perspectives
    Energy and Environmental scientists from the University of Groningen are renown for their interdisciplinary systems-approach and/or specialised experimental skills. In general they easily obtain jobs in their field of study at or in:

    * Research institutes or universities
    * Industry
    * Companies like major consultancy firms
    * Governmental agencies

    Specialisations / Tracks
    * System Studies on Energy and Environment (specialization)
    * Experimental Studies of Energy and Climate (specialization)

    2-year programme; credits per year: 60 ECTS; most courses are 5 ECTS.

    Study abroad

    * Study abroad is recommended
    * For an average of 20 weeks
    * Maximum of 60 EC


    program_requirements

    Dutch studentsSufficient English proficiency on VWO level is required.The Admissions Board will decide whether you can be admitted to the Master's degree programme. The Board may decide that you have to take supplementary courses or follow a bridging programme before being admitted.Universitary Bachelor's degree in (Applied) Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Astronomy, or a degree in natural sciences if you choose the theme Systems studies.Special programme available for relevant HBO Bachelor/s degrees.International students * TOEFL: 237 computer based * Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) * English language test ± University of Groningen Language Center ± section scores C2 or C1 and one section score B2. * With the exception of students whose native language is English.The Admissions Board will decide whether you can be admitted to the Masters degree programme. The Board may decide that you have to take supplementary courses or follow a bridging programme before being admitted.A Bachelor's degree in a relevant natural science. For both specializations in this master: a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, applied physics or astronomy. For the specialization System Studies on Energy and Environment, a Bachelors degree in for example biology, pharmacy, industrial engineering and management, mathematics or computing science, may also suffice. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test: 92

    Funding opportunities
    Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelors, Masters and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses and research stays at our university.

    Accreditation

    NVAO (nl) until December 31, 2014

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