Master of Science in Sustainability Science

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Program Description

At a Glance

  • Degree awarded: Mas­ter of Sci­ence (M.Sc.)
  • Application period: April 1 - June 1
  • Type of programme: The­ma­tic re­le­van­ce
  • Study places: 38
  • Start date: Oc­to­ber 1
  • Extent: 120 CP ac­cor­ding to ECTS
  • Duration: 4 se­mes­ters
  • Language: Eng­lish
  • Semester contribution: ap­proximately EUR 353

Sustainable de­ve­lop­ment is one of the ma­jor so­ci­al chal­len­ges fa­c­ing the twen­ty-first cen­tu­ry - this much is bey­ond dis­pu­te. Yet, it still re­mains un­cle­ar in which di­rec­tion, wi­t­hin which so­ci­al and eco­lo­gi­cal frame­work, and by me­ans of which stra­te­gy sustainable de­ve­lop­ment can move for­ward. The­se ques­ti­ons form the star­ting point of our in­ter- and trans­di­sci­pli­na­ry re­se­arch-ori­en­ted, and pro­blem-fo­cu­sed Mas­ters pro­gram­me Sustainability Science.

Prospects

The Mas­ters pro­gram­me in Sustaina­bi­li­ty Sci­en­ces pro­vi­des an aca­de­mi­cal­ly groun­ded edu­ca­ti­on in en­vi­ron­men­tal and sustainable re­se­arch on the mas­ter le­vel. The goal is to pro­vi­de the theo­re­ti­cal, me­tho­do­lo­gi­cal, or­ga­niza­t­io­nal, and com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ve skills that are ne­cessa­ry to de­ve­lop, rea­li­ze, and re­flect on one’s own di­sci­pli­na­ry and in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry re­se­arch work and pro­jects in the field of en­vi­ron­men­tal and sustaina­bi­li­ty sci­en­ces.

In ad­di­ti­on, the de­gree pro­gram aims at en­ab­ling stu­dents to func­tion as chan­ge agents and in­itia­te, pro­mo­te, and ma­na­ge pro­ces­ses of tran­si­ti­on towards sustainable po­li­cies in eco­no­mic, sci­en­ti­fic, po­li­ti­cal, and ci­vil or­ga­niza­t­i­ons as well as to eva­lua­te the pro­ces­ses’ re­sults and im­pacts.

De­pen­ding on their in­di­vi­du­al aca­de­mic pro­fi­le, gra­dua­tes will have a wide ran­ge of ca­re­er op­ti­ons in sustaina­bi­li­ty-fo­cu­sed re­se­arch (par­ti­cu­lar­ly in in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry and trans­di­sci­pli­na­ry re­se­arch con­texts). They will also have ac­cess to lea­ding po­si­ti­ons in busi­ness and con­sul­ting, pu­blic ad­mi­nis­tra­ti­on, na­tio­nal and in­ter­na­tio­nal third sec­tor or­ga­niza­t­i­ons as well as po­li­ti­cal ad­vi­sing.

Upon com­ple­ti­on of the stu­dy pro­gram­me, stu­dents are awar­ded the Mas­ter of Sci­en­ces (M.Sc.) de­gree.

Aspirants

The Mas­ters pro­gram­me is tar­ge­ted at gra­dua­tes with a ba­che­lors or equi­va­lent de­gree, who wish to ex­pand their aca­de­mic know­ledge of en­vi­ron­men­tal and sustaina­bi­li­ty sci­en­ces. It is not re­qui­red that your pre­vious de­gree was com­ple­ted in en­vi­ron­men­tal or sustaina­bi­li­ty sci­en­ces, ne­ver­the­l­ess ba­sic know­ledge in at least one of the fiel­ds of sustaina­bi­li­ty sci­en­ces is ne­cessa­ry.

The ba­sic mo­du­les of­fe­red in the first se­mes­ter have a con­ver­gence func­tion and, the­re­fo­re, stu­dents must be wil­ling to col­la­bo­ra­te at in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry le­vel. Ad­mis­si­on re­qui­re­ments in­clu­de, among other as­pects, ade­qua­te know­ledge of the Eng­lish lan­gua­ge.

Last updated November 2019

About the School

Leuphana University established Germany’s first public college. Its Graduate School merges the academic demands of masters and doctorates, and its own Professional School offers highly regarded furthe ... Read More

Leuphana University established Germany’s first public college. Its Graduate School merges the academic demands of masters and doctorates, and its own Professional School offers highly regarded further education programmes. Read less
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