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).
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.
- Perspectives on Sustainable Development
- Sustainability Modelling & Indicators
- Energy & Materials
- Tools for Energy & Materials Analysis
- Sustainable Energy Supply
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- 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
International1600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 800 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEA1600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased 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
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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