Sustainability, Society and the Environment

University of Kiel

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
Tuition fee
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The Sustainability, Society and the Environment program at the University of Kiel analyses society's sustainable development issues and empowers students to develop strategies for a sustainable future. It offers you learning opportunities to expand your competences as a change leader.


The Sustainability, Society and the Environment program at the University of Kiel targets students with a track record of commitment to sustainable development. If you have leadership capabilities and are committed to contributing to sustainable development and social innovation you should apply to become part of this programme.

International environment

Kiel School of Sustainability attracts a highly diverse group of students from Germany and more than 30 other countries. The programme is taught in English

Learning approach

The programme is strongly focused on problem solving based learning. Students plan and implement their own research and/or sustainable development and change projects. Besides the projects you can chose from a broad range of modules in the areas of society, ethics, environmental and resource economics, applied ecology, environment and coastal systems. The master provides you a high degree of freedom to design your individual learning programme. You should bring strong motivation to work independently and in small student teams.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban Development and Governance
  • Political Ecology
  • Economic Geography and Sustainability
  • Poverty, Equity and Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Changemakers and Social Entrepreneurs
  • Sustainability Communication and Marketing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3.33 (recommended)

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Curriculum vitae, including a complete overview of the applicant’s education
  • Copy of your passport, showing your name and passport photograph
  • Payment slip of the fee paid for the application
  • School leaving certificate for higher education which qualifies applicants to study at a university in
  • their home country, including an overview of grades and subjects
  • Certificate of an university entrance examination passed in a foreign country including a complete
  • list of grades from a university (if available)
  • University transcripts including a list of subjects and grades
  • Transcript of an assessment test

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Sustainability, Society and the Environment
University of Kiel


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