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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
EUR 2006 per year
How you will study
International course fees
EUR 9432 per year
Title/degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Duration: 1 year (60 EC), full time
Start month: September
Language of instruction: English
How can we work towards a sustainable future? There are plenty of new sustainable technologies, but very often we don't use them. Why is that? This programme focuses on the way society deals with its physical environment. We'll look at experiences of countries all over the globe, at good and bad practises and at the role of markets and governments as well as society itself. You'll become part of the quest for sustainability. How can we green our economies and change daily behaviour? With the help of other disciplines like sociology, psychology, political science and administration, you'll gain the complete picture.
Our multidisciplinary programme allows you to look beyond country borders and you'll discover what is needed on different levels, from the United Nations to the local level. In short, you'll have the knowledge and skills to guide and influence societal transformations towards sustainability.
You choose one of our four specialisations within the Master's programme:
Study how global sustainability issues are addressed by governments and international organisations. Among the pressing issues are for example climate change, biodiversity, water quality and natural resource suppliers.
Study innovative environmental partnerships, with a special focus on the role of the societal and ethical responsibility of business and the market with regards to the environment.
Focus on the local level of sustainable transformations, in particular the development of sustainable cities and regions. Reflect on sustainable futures, waste systems, transport and climate-proofing cities and regions.
Learn to become a spatial planner who can engage with EU policies, cooperate with planners across borders and coordinate with other sectors like economic development.
Related Master's programme
We also offer a two-year international Master's programme in the field of spatial and environmental planning: PLANET Europe. After finishing this joint programme, you'll gain Master's degrees from different universities.
Master's programme in Environment and Society Studies
Admission requirements for students with a Dutch university Bachelor's degree
Admission requirements for students with a foreign Bachelor's degree
If you don't meet the admission requirements
If you do not meet these admission requirements, it may be possible to take a one-year pre-Master's programme and enrol in the Master's programme a year later, after successful completion of the pre-Master's. This also applies to students with a relevant Bachelor's diploma from a University of Applied Sciences (Dutch: HBO; German: Fachhochschule).
* Applicants are considered to be a native speaker of English if they are from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, USA or South Africa.
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