M.Sc. On Campus

Science for Sustainable Development

Linköping University

24 months
10857 EUR/year
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The future needs sustaianble solutions to societal challenges. This Science for Sustainable Development programme from Linköping University offers a holistic interdisciplinary approach to current societal problems, such as climate change, natural resource exploitation, increasing energy demand and inequality. 


The Science for Sustainable Development programme from Linköping University addresses global environmental changes and societal transformations. It will challenge you to undertake critical analysis of present and future environmental concerns, apply scientific knowledge across academic disciplines, and develop interdisciplinary competence. Your training will enable you to develop skills to interpret, design, communicate, and implement solutions to sustainability and environmental challenges, which will be indispensable for your future career as a sustainable development expert.              

Career opportunities

Sustainability issues bridge academic disciplines and require diverse expertise. Few universities offer such an interdisciplinary perspective in environmental sciences as LiU does, with the teachers from academic backgrounds ranging from the humanities and social sciences to natural sciences and engineering. The programme is the only one in the environmental sciences category to be awarded the highest quality ranking by the Swedish Higher Education Authority.

The programme provides a strong basis for a career related to sustainable development and environmental sciences. Our graduates have positions in research institutes, universities, environmental organisations, businesses, NGOs, river basin commissions, consultancies, power companies, intergovernmental environmental agencies, and PhD programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Critical Perspectives on Sustainable Development
  • Environmental and Resource Use Challenges
  • Climate Science and Policy
  • Analytical Frameworks in Sustainability Studies
  • Sustainable Resources Management
  • Designing Environmental Studies in Sustainable Development
  • Specialisation courses covering
  • Master's Thesis

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen within natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences, humanities or engineering or equivalent.
  • 15 ECTS credits passed in environmental sciences, sustainable development, or equivalent.
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10857 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21715 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • SEK 220000

Living costs for Linköping

7140 - 11270 SEK /month
Living costs

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


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