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Earth, Energy, and Sustainability (LUC)

Currently at 7 billion, the Earth’s population is on target to reach 8 billion by 2027. What are some of the key sustainability challenges confronting society at the moment, and in the future? Are there solutions for some of these challenges? And what can you do to make a real change in this world? Leiden University College’s major Earth, Energy and Sustainability might be what you are looking for.

Major tracks:

  • Ecosystem Health

  • Earth System Science

  • Energy & Natural Resources

  • EES/GED co-convened track

  • Health & Environment (EES/GPH)

Major requirements:

  • 15 EC: Compulsory 100-level courses, namely Environmental Science, Earth System Science and Energy, and Resource Management

  • 20 EC: Complete two of the following three tracks: Ecosystem Health, Earth System Science, Energy and Natural Resources tracks (at least one class at 100, 200, and 300-level per track)

  • 15 EC: Methodology courses, namely Quantitative Research Methods and two other method courses (at 200-level or 300-level)

  • 10 EC: Capstone

  • 20 EC: Additional courses tagged with EES, which can include additional method courses

  • NOTE: make sure to have at least 4 courses at the 300-level, which can include (300-level) method courses

Major overview: Link

NOTE: The Majors requirements as listed above apply to all students who start with their Major (i.e. Year 2) in 2018-2019. For the students who first enroll in our programme in 2018-2019 and who will therefore start with their Major (i.e. Year 2) in 2019-2020, the Major requirements will be different. For them, History of Science is no longer a compulsory Year 1 class. The 5ECTS of that course have been moved to the Major, meaning these students will need to complete 85ECTS towards their Major, including the compulsory Major-appropriate Research Design course:

EES: Research Design (EES)
GED: Foundations of Research Design
GPH: Research Design (GPH)
HD: Research Design (HD)
IJ: Research Design (IJ)
WP: Political Research Methods