Why study this programme?

This specialisation focuses on studying the way issues of complex global sustainability are addressed by international governance arrangements, rules and organisations, both public and private. Pressing issues related to, for example, climate change, biodiversity, water management and nature-conservation will be discussed. 

Master's specialisation in Global Environment and Sustainability

  • This specialisation strongly focuses on the global level of sustainability transformations and the international agreements and policies intended to make big strides towards a sustainable future. You will gain a broad view of the problems and possible solutions in global environmental governance.
  • All lectures, seminars and literature deal with internationally comparative studies on environment, sustainability and social and political change. Among the pressing issues addressed are those related to climate change, biodiversity, water quality, the quality of ecosystems and supply of natural resources.
  • Unlike other Master’s programmes, this programme particularly focuses on the political transformations needed for societal change, covering environmental issues from both the Global North and the Global South. 
  • Courses from other Master’s programmes, for example in Human Geography, can be used as building blocks in your specialisation to gain a multidisciplinary perspective.


Why choose Radboud University

  • Our classes are small and interactive, and our professors are easily approachable. There is an open environment where you can easily come in contact with other students.
  • Our compact campus in Nijmegen is the greenest and most beautiful in the Netherlands where everything is within walking distance.
  • We encourage our students to take a multidisciplinary approach to their studies, and in many cases, you are free to customise your own programme, so you can learn about and research topics that you are passionate about.
  • You earn a valuable diploma in an outstanding university system. Furthermore, we stimulate and support the development of your critical skills in order to improve your chances in the job market within your field.

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