Taught course

Sustainable Development

Institution
Utrecht University · Geosciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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Months of entry

September

Course content

Contribute to sustainable solutions

This two-year Master’s programme 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.

Multidisciplinary perspective

This programme 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.

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

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.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
Statutory fee - fulltime 2017-2018: € 2,006 (NL/EU)
International students
Institutional fee 2017-2018: € 18,201 (non EU/EEA)

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Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Geosciences
Email
mscinfo.geo@uu.nl