Environment and Society Studies

This Master's programme focuses on the way society deals with its physical environment. We’ll look at the experiences that countries from all around the globe have had, and we will examine both the best and the worst practices. We’ll examine the role played by markets and governments as well as society itself. Within the Master's Environment and Society Studies, you have a choice between four Master's specialisations.

  • Corporate Sustainability

    Studying innovations and socio-economic transformations that enhance an environmentally sustainable economy, in particular affects the role of business and the market.

  • European Spatial and Environmental Planning (ESS)

    This specialisation in Environment and Society Studies will teach you to become a spatial planner who can engage with EU policies, cooperate with planners across borders and coordinate with other sectors such as environment and economic development.

  • Global Environment and Sustainability

    In this specialisation, you will study the way complex global sustainability issues are addressed by international governance arrangements, rules and organisations, both public and private.

  • Local Environmental Change and Sustainable Cities

    In this specialisation you'll focus on the local level of sustainable transformations, in particular the development of sustainable cities and regions. You'll analyse and reflect on sustainable futures, measures and instruments.

Pre-Master's

When your education background does not grant you direct admission to the Master's programme in Environment and Society Studies, you can, in some cases, enrol in a pre-Master's programme. A pre-Master’s programme is (usually) a one-year programme (60 EC’s) especially designed to bridge the gap between your prior education and our Master’s in Environment and Society Studies. Finishing one of these programmes grants direct access to the Master’s programme.

  • Pre-Master's Environment and Society Studies

    In some cases, when your education background does not grant you direct admission to the Master's programme in Environment and Society Studies, you can enrol in a pre-Master's programme.