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MasterLocal 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.

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Something for you?

  • The specialisation strongly focuses on the local level of sustainability transformations, in particular sustainable cities.
  • The natural as well as social and political aspects of environmental issues will be addressed.
  • You will be introduced to the most recent scientific insights, which will be illustrated by using numerous examples of how cities and regions all over the world are tackling these problems.
Why study this programme?

Admission requirements

Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.

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What will you learn

A broad scope of environmental issues will be addressed, and the existing measures and instruments will be examined. Stormwater management, forms of renewable energy and green roofs are just a small sample of what you might encounter during this study. For example, you will discover that waste management goes far beyond recycling schemes and how cradle-to-grave products are making way for cradle-to-cradle products. In addition, we will be dealing with citizens’ initiatives in renewable energy as well as investigating new areas of focus, such as the possible environmental advantages of community food systems.

Curriculum and courses

Future career opportunities

This Master’s prepares you for a career as:

  • Policy maker in the field of sustainability
  • Environmental practitioner or consultant
  • Academic analyst

After your studies


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

  • What can be done to keep citizens safe from environmental hazards and natural disasters?
  • What measures are needed to ensure a pleasant living environment?
  • How can residents, commuters and businesses be stimulated – or if necessary, forced by legislation or financial sanctions – to do their bit?

Questions about this programme?

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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.