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MasterGlobal 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.

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Something for you?

  • The 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.
  • Related aspects of human geography will be incorporated in this specialisation.
Why study this programme?

Admission requirements

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There is so much efficiency to be gained in this field, and I will be happy to work to improve the efficiency worldwide.
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What will you learn

In the Master’s specialisation in Global Environment and Sustainability you’ll gain the required knowledge of the economic, political, ethical and societal dimensions shaping environmental problems and possible solutions in a globalising world. This specialisation 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. You’ll be introduced to the latest scientific insights, which will be illustrated with numerous examples of how countries all over the world tackle these problems and the various interests at play.

Curriculum and courses

Future career opportunities

This Master’s prepares you for a career as:

  • Policy-maker at a national government
  • Environmental praticioner
  • Academic researcher

After your studies


To indicate the type of research in this specialisation, a few examples:

  • Can a country that struggles with extreme poverty be asked to invest time and money in environmental issues?
  • How power distributions influence environmental outcomes?
  • How can we use conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks.
  • What is the base for the major environmental treaties?

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.