M.Sc. On Campus

Sustainable Development

24 months
1600 EUR/year
1600 EUR/year
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The Joint International Master’s Programme in Sustainable Development at the Leipzig approaches sustainability issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.


The degree programme is geared towards natural and social scientists who are interested in the field of sustainability, want to systematically broaden their knowledge and, ideally, already have some initial experience (e.g. internships, voluntary work, work experience).

The focus is set on developing the scientific skills needed for students who wish to contribute to the transformation towards a more environmentally and socially accountable society. The programme consists of different tracks, allowing students to specialise in the natural or social sciences depending on their previous education.

A mandatory semester abroad at one of the participating universities (Graz (Austria), Utrecht (Netherlands), Venice (Italy), Basel (Switzerland) and Hiroshima (Japan)) is an integral part of the degree course.

Possibility of an additional mobility semester at TERI (India) or Stellenbosch (South Africa).

Career prospects

The Sustainable Development programme offered by the Leipzig University prepares students to pursue a doctorate and work in further scholarly fields, but also for a wide range of professional careers in companies, organisations and public institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives on Sustainable Development
  • Sustainability Modelling & Indicators
  • Energy & Materials
  • Tools for Energy & Materials Analysis
  • Sustainable Energy Supply

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first bachelor’s degree focusing mainly on economic, social, earth or natural science and related to sustainability topics (this reference can also be proven by corresponding professional experience);
  • professional experience of usually at least one year.
  • C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 EUR per semester during 24 months.

800 euros per semester (two-year programme), plus the semester fee

Living costs for Leipzig

720 - 1047 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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