M.Sc. Sustainable Development

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Do you want to study sustainability challenges and solutions? Do you want to understand planetary boundaries and how to deal with these? Do you want to get trained in becoming sustainability expert and manager?

The M.Sc. course “Sustainable Development” is an interdisciplinary study programme with a clear research and international orientation. Building on UMR’s Geography and Economics courses, it prepares systematically for a high-level career in the growing field of sustainability transition or qualifies for becoming an academic researcher.

Students will combine a specialisation in Economics with Human or Physical Geography. The course also involves elective modules on methods such as Advanced Statistics, Empirical Social Research, Environmental Modelling, or Remote Sensing. Students will learn to understand nature-society relations and the scope of innovation and transition therein, to realise their own research projects, and to develop their communication, team, and leadership skills.

The course requires a completed B.Sc. degree in the fields of Economics, Business Administration, or Geography (Human and/or Physical). Students with Social Science degrees with an economic or geographic focus also satisfy the requirements (see Application Procedure).