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Compare MSc Programs in Sustainability Studies in Netherlands 2019

The Master of Science provides an opportunity for graduates to obtain advanced research skills and knowledge in a professional learning environment. A Master of Science (MS) degree can provide you with the foundation of knowledge and key competencies you'll need throughout your career

Sustainability put into practice could take many different forms, effecting both the individual and the larger community. There are ecovillages and sustainable cities created just for the purpose of minimizing the use of important resources. There are also techniques, such as sustainable architecture, which help promote this ideal.

Top MScs in Sustainability Studies in Netherlands 2019

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10 Results in Sustainability Studies, Netherlands

University of Amsterdam

In the two-year track Future Planet Ecosystem Science of the Master’s programme Earth Sciences, you will learn quantitative methods and gain an in-depth understanding of ... [+]

In the two-year track Future Planet Ecosystem Science of the Master’s programme Earth Sciences, you will learn quantitative methods and gain an in-depth understanding of concepts of geo-ecological systems, essential to face the grand challenges regarding the global change, the management of ecosystems, and their services upon which humans rely.

Why specialise in Future Planet Ecosystem Science?

Human impact on our planet has reached unprecedented proportions. This severely affects biodiversity, geo-ecosystems and the services they provide to humanity. We urgently need an in-depth understanding of the functioning of geo-ecosystems, to predict the effects of local and global change (land use change, eutrophication, pollution, climate change) and to successfully manage Earth's systems (e.g. through integrated land management, spatial planning, nature and soil conservation). Only then can we rely on the use of ecosystem services in a sustainable way.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2019
Full-time
24 months
Campus
Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences

The master Innovative Dairy Chain Management from Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences focuses on the international dairy chain from grass to glass. Gradua ... [+]

The International dairy sector

The master Innovative Dairy Chain Management focuses on the international dairy chain from grass to glass. Graduates of this master contribute to the renewal of professional practice in the dairy chain and bridge the gap between theory and practice. They are capable of mainstreaming, stimulating and implementing technical and organisational changes that lead to increased governance, efficiency and sustainability of the entire chain. Changing market conditions such as fluctuating milk prices, supply and demand, changing milk quality standards, critical awareness of the society and new technologies are some of the challenges the sector is facing. This master delivers professionals competent and available for the international dairy sector.... [-]

Netherlands Leeuwarden
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Rotterdam School of Management | Erasmus University

In the MSc Global Business & Sustainability, you will focus on business strategies and responsibilities in the face of global economic, social and environmental chall ... [+]

Programme description

In the MSc Global Business & Sustainability, you will focus on business strategies and responsibilities in the face of global economic, social and environmental challenges. It examines how business leaders manage sustainability threats, and how new market opportunities are pursued through sustainable value creation.

The MSc Global Business & Sustainability investigates complex sustainability challenges in a broad, integrated and holistic manner addressing the multiple perspectives of companies, governments and NGOs. It teaches you cutting-edge advancements in the theory and practice of sustainable business and challenges you to formulate your own ideas and propose solutions for transformative change toward more sustainable societies. ... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Leiden University

In the Governance of Sustainability programme, you will be educated to be a future 'broker' or 'change maker' to improve the quality of governance solutions to major sust ... [+]

In this new programme, you will obtain in-depth knowledge of both the governance perspective (social science) and the natural sciences. You will learn how to integrate these perspectives in order to develop and improve the quality of governance solutions to major sustainability challenges such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and the transition to a circular economy. In addition, you will learn a variety of skills required to cope with wicked sustainability problems and to develop oneself into a future 'change agent' in a governance context.

The first year is used to create a ‘shared language’ and to bridge the differences between students related to their various disciplinary backgrounds. To accomplish this, you will be encouraged to share and leverage your specific knowledge with your peers, especially during the (in and outside) class group assignments. In the second year, we challenge you to create the connections and to deal extensively with a more complex real-life situation using the acquired knowledge and transdisciplinary skills.

Throughout the entire programme, you will work on group assignments based on real-life cases. These cases will translate the knowledge and skills directly into hands-on assignments that resemble what you could be confronted with in your future work environment. Moreover, these group assignments give you ample opportunities to practice skills like critical thinking, synthesizing, reflecting, arguing, debating, collaborating and intercultural skills.... [-]

Netherlands Leiden
September 2019
Full-time
24 months
Campus
University of Groningen

Do you wonder how cities and urban regions can become more sustainable and liveable? How to design innovative policy solutions for pressing environmental, water and road ... [+]

The programme is unique in integrating three elements: (1) the analysis of urban and regional planning strategies and governance approaches for highly dynamic and complex situations, (2) international comparative research and learning, and (3) a focus on environmental, water and infrastructure related challenges. Bringing these elements together, you will examine policy programs for flood resilient cities, integrated road infrastructure solutions and tools for more environmental friendly urban en regional development.

You will be part of an international classroom with students originating from different regions across the globe, some of them having experience in planning practice already. Our dedicated staff will challenge you to rethink real-life planning problems by integrating concepts like self-organization, adaptive capacity and transition management. Through a mix of interactive teaching methods, you will strengthen your collaboration and communication skills, and your ability to work and think independently.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Utrecht University

The MSc in Climate Physics is a two-year research Master’s program that provides students with the knowledge and skills to evaluate the fundamental physical processes tha ... [+]

About

Our Master’s program in Climate Physics offers you a unique combination of theoretical courses and practical training in all aspects of the Earth’s climate. You’ll study physics, dynamics, and chemistry of the atmosphere, oceans, and cryosphere – as well as explore their interactions.

The Dutch Master's Selection Guide (Keuzegids Masters 2017) ranked this program as the best in the field of Physics in the Netherlands.

Highly Skilled Researcher

The two-year Climate Physics program trains you to be a highly skilled researcher by focusing on the fundamental physical processes that make up the Earth’s climate system. The complex nature of the work requires advanced mathematical skills right from the start. You will build on this foundation by adding specialized theoretical, observational, and computational knowledge and skills relating to the atmosphere, meteorology, oceans, cryosphere (ice), and biosphere. Moreover, your instructors will encourage you to develop a critical attitude towards your research results and your underlying assumptions.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Utrecht University

This two-year Master’s program is aimed at students who want to contribute to the design of the solutions needed to achieve an environmentally and socially accountable so ... [+]

About

This two-year Master’s program is aimed at students who want to contribute to the design of the solutions needed to achieve an environmentally and socially accountable society. In this program, you will learn how to analyze the processes associated with change and will consider the short and long-term management of these processes on local and global levels.

Multidisciplinary perspective

This program is suitable for candidates who want to study and solve societal sustainability issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. The program is of particular interest to students who are willing to broaden their perspectives through collaboration and interaction with students who bring to the programming knowledge of other natural and social science disciplines.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Utrecht University

As part of this two-year Master’s program in Sustainable Business and Innovation, you will learn about sustainability challenges and the technological and other options t ... [+]

About

As part of this two-year Master’s program in Sustainable Business and Innovation, you will learn about sustainability challenges and the technological and other options that businesses can use to work in a more environmentally and socially friendly manner. By reviewing the academic literature and theory, real-life examples, and business case studies, you will acquire insight into the behavior of organizations, including processes of organizational change and innovation.

Growing societal demand

Businesses increasingly face significant challenges and opportunities from environmental issues such as climate change, energy, and water and social issues such as labor and human rights, corruption, and transparency. Stakeholders in these businesses – including governments, shareholders, business customers, local communities, consumers, employees, and NGOs – are demanding that companies become more focused on sustainability for themselves and the communities they impact. As a graduate with the knowledge and skills to develop sustainable business practices, you will have excellent career prospects across multiple sectors and industries.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Utrecht University

On our Master's program in Earth, Life, and Climate, you will explore the fundamental processes which regulate the past, present, and future dynamics of sedimentary syste ... [+]

About

In our Master's program in Earth, Life, and Climate, you will explore the fundamental processes which regulate the past, present, and future dynamics of sedimentary systems, biodiversity, and climate, as well as their evolution. This two-year program will provide you with the knowledge you need to understand climate change and its impact on natural environments such as soils, sediments, lakes, groundwater, wetlands, estuaries, and oceans.

The main topics you will study include the evolution of life, the development of sedimentary basins, carbon sources and sinks, biogeochemical and geochemical fingerprinting of sedimentary processes/environments, and climate reconstruction.

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Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics

This specialisation focuses on how financial institutions and organisations can implement sustainability in ways that allow them to reach their strategic goals. ... [+]

MSc International Business: Sustainable Finance

What duty do financial institutions and corporations have to engage in long-term sustainable development? How can they balance this with the wishes of shareholders, when these are focused on the short term? How can benchmarks on the sustainability performance of investments lead to higher returns? And crucially, how can sustainability challenges be turned into competitive advantages? This specialisation focuses on how financial institutions and organisations can implement sustainability in ways that allow them to reach their strategic goals. You take a multidisciplinary approach – management, corporate strategy, accounting, reporting, marketing and more – to issues such as sustainable banking, investing, real estate and microcredit. You consider how the financial market is organised and how, within this mainstream framework, companies can be more sustainable. How can sustainability profitably be achieved today and in the future? Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics (SBE) is the world leader in sustainable finance. The Finance Department is internationally recognised for the cutting-edge research it was doing in this field long before it landed on the agenda of America’s Ivy League schools and other European institutions. The department also founded two leading institutes for sustainable finance research: the European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE) and the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). These institutes collaborate with pension funds, rating agencies, corporations, and regulators to conduct research and develop tools that matter to practitioners. In a nutshell, SBE was the source and remains the hub of this field worldwide. In this... [-]

Netherlands Maastricht
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus