Understanding the Earth’s system is essential to tackle climate change. You will study natural processes and cycles of the Earth’s system within and among rock, soil, water, organisms and air. You will quantify the magnitudes and rates of these processes in space and time, and their impacts on society.
Earth Sciences offers three programmes:
Geology and Geochemistry (G&G)
With G&G you focus on the Earth’s crust and mantle, applying field and laboratory research to understand the geodynamics, geochemistry and sedimentary archives of the Earth and other planets
Earth and Climate (E&C)
With E&C you focus on the Earth's surface and study climate records, applying field work with laboratory research to understand and reconstruct land-surface processes, ocean and climate dynamics, biogeochemical cycles, (paleo-)ecology, and the role of humanity.
Global Environmental Change and Policy (GECP)
If you want to help create sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest societal and scientific challenges through sound interdisciplinary research, GECP gives you the knowledge and skills to tackle the complex problems our planet faces today.