Taught course

Global Environment and Sustainability (specialisation of Environment and Society Studies)

Radboud University · Nijmegen School of Management

Entry requirements

  1. A completed academic Bachelor's degree
    In order to get admission to this Master's you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Spatial Planning, Human Geography, or another related discipline.
  2. A proficiency in English

    In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English.This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets the conditions, listed on our website.

  3. A background in research methodology
    Because of the academic nature of this programme, we require all our students to have basic training in research processes, e.g. research design and data analysis.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master's specialisation in Global Environment and Sustainability focuses on the relationships between global players like international institutions, multinational companies, environmental organisations and the regimes that govern over the world’s natural resources. Of course, this involves understanding what the major environmental treaties like the Treaty of Lisbon and the Kyoto-protocol are based upon as well as how these climate policies are developed. But it also includes understanding how agreements and partnerships between, for example, NGOs and corporations operate. The challenges are more complex than merely finding the right ecological solution to an environmental problem. The proramme also examine the three pillars of sustainability- people, profit, planet- and the conflicts that arise.

This programme takes a multidisciplinary approach and relates aspects of human geography. You can also take courses from the Master’s in Human Geography as electives.

What will you learn?

  • Gain knowledge of the economic, political, ethical and societal dimensions shaping environmental problems and possible solutions in a globalising world
  • Learn about the latest scientific insights in the field, illustrated by numerous examples of how countries all over the world tackle these problems and the various interests at play
  • Get valuable experience designing, conducting and presenting your own research

Career prospects

Graduates from this programme can find a variety of positions in different institutions and organisations;

  • Policy maker or analyst for governments or NGOs
  • Environmental practitioner and different firms
  • Researcher in academia or other institutes

If you have any questions, email us here: study-information@ru.nl

Learn more via the Radboud University contact form.

Fees and funding

UK students
€ 23,910
International students
EU € 2,530 Non EU € 23,910

There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Study Information