Sustainable Development, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 18201
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
This two-year Sustainable Development programme at Utrecht University is aimed at students who want to contribute to the design of the solutions needed to achieve an environmentally and socially accountable society. In this programme, you will learn how to analyse the processes associated with change and will consider the short and long term management of these processes on local and global levels.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Multidisciplinary perspective

This Sustainable Development programme at Utrecht University is suitable for candidates who want to study and solve societal sustainability issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. The programme is of particular interest to students who are willing to broaden their perspectives through collaboration and interaction with students who bring to the programme knowledge of other natural and social science disciplines.

Specialise in one of four tracks

Following admission to this Master's programme you can choose one of four specialisation tracks based on your interests in the field. As well as working in your chosen track, you will work in research teams with fellow students from the other tracks.

Sustainable development research

Our programme is closely affiliated with the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development,which is part of Utrecht University. The institute conducts research on a wide range of issues related to sustainable development. The cause and effect chains linking economic activities, ecological values and innovation serves as the point of departure for much of the research. Our research and teaching staff are active members of international networks and are at the forefront of their field.

Programme objective

Sustainable Development is the study of scientific solutions and societal interventions for an environmentally accountable society. This two-year Master’s programme educates the scientists of the future. As a graduate of this programme, you will be able to contribute to innovative environmental solutions and help build a sustainable society.

Accreditation

Accredited by the NVAO

Programme Structure

Tracks:
  • Energy and Materials
    The transition to the sustainable use of energy and materials
  • Environmental Change and Ecosystems
    The suitable use of land and water
  • Earth System Governance
    Governing the social changes needed for an environmentally accountable society
  • International Development
    Sustainable development and living in the Global South
General courses
  • Perspectives on sustainable development
  • Sustainability modelling and indicators
  • Research design
  • Transdisciplinary case study
  • Master's thesis sustainable development

Detailed Programme Facts

    • Starting in

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      • International

      • EEA

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Credits (ECTS)
    120 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Academic Requirements

  • You have a multidisciplinary academic Bachelor’s degree combining natural science and social science (e.g. Global Sustainability Science, Future Planet Studies, Earth and Economy);
  • or a natural science Bachelor’s degree with a clear sustainable development component (e.g. courses on sustainable development or societal processes relevant to the subject area);
  • or a social science Bachelor’s degree with a clear sustainable development component (e.g. courses on sustainable development, processes in the natural environment and on mathematics and systems analysis).
  • Proof of your proficiency in English (CAE- Level B, CPC- Grade C).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 18201 International
  • EUR 2006 EEA
  • EUR 2006 National
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Funding

Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

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