M.Sc. Sustainable Development

Utrecht University

Application deadline: Start in 1 February: September (non-EEA: September). Start in 1 September: April (non-EEA: April).
Tuition fee:
  • € 1,906 / Year (EEA)
  • € 18,850 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: February  2015, September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The Master's in Sustainable Development focuses on the analysis of changes needed to create sustainable solutions to achieve an environmentally and socially accountable society.

The Master's programme in Sustainable Development (SD) is aimed at those who want to make a substantial contribution to the transition to a sustainable society through their scientific research; and who want to contribute to innovative future solutions for environmental issues. This two year research programme offers you the opportunity to develop excellent research skills and to apply them effectively to a broad range of specialised topics within the field of sustainable development. In the whole first year, and the beginning of the second, you will follow joint courses in Sustainability, and specialised courses in your chosen track: Energy and Materials; Global Change and Ecosystems; Environmental Governance; or International Development. This last track has a mandatory internship in the first year. Most of the second year is spent on independent research for your final Master's thesis. Some students may also participate in an International Joint Master's Programme. As a graduate of the SD programme, you will be eligible for PhD studies or a position in research institutes, government, business or an NGO.

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Programme internationalization: * Studying abroad is optional.
* The percentage of foreign students: 50%




This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.


Specialities:
Energy and Resources:

This track is particularly interesting for science graduates who wish to develop and apply their scientific knowledge: * With a strong focus on the future development of energy and materials systems * With an emphasis

Global Change and Ecosystems:

* Focus on steering the social changes required to achieve an environmentally accountable society; * Approach based in the social sciences.

Environmental Governance:

* Focus on the living conditions in the global south; * Approach based in social sciences.

International Development:

This track is particularly interesting for science graduates who wish to develop and apply their scientific knowledge: * With a strong focus on the future development of energy and materials systems * With an emphasis

Funding

Scholarships / Grants:
Utrecht University:The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of highly talented prospective, non-Dutch students the opportunity to pursue a degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University.For additional information: Website

Utrecht University:The Geosciences Scholarship offers outstanding prospective non-Dutch students the opportunity to pursue a degree in one of the Master's programmes offered by the Graduate School of Geosciences. The scholarship programme is highly selective. For additional information: Website

TNO:For additional information: Website

Copernicus Institute:For additional information: Website

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Accredited by: NVAO in: The Netherlands

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