M.Sc. On Campus

Governance of Risk and Resources

Heidelberg University

18 months
5000 EUR/year
5000 EUR/year
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Students enrolled in the Governance of Risk and Resources programme from Heidelberg University learn how and why nation states fail in dealing with human-environmental problems in a hierarchically regulated manner, and where alternative, more participatory forms of coordinated collective action are promising, particularly at the sub-national, regional and local levels.


The Governance of Risk and Resources programme from Heidelberg University, taught at the Heidelberg Centre for Latin America (HCLA) in Santiago de Chile is an interdisciplinary academic program that focusses on intersecting topics associated with natural sciences, economics, and social sciences. It is a continuing education, fee-based course with places for up to 25 students per year.

Key Features

The study program focuses on the analysis, design and monitoring of governance processes, i.e. processes that serve to coordinate distributed interests and resources in order to achieve consensual goals. 

  • Governance combines various forms of collective decision-making processes, whereby participatory coordination of action plays a key role. 
  • Governance empowers the actors in society to collectively find solutions to human-environmental problems, to bear them together and to steer themselves in the process.
  • Students of the Master's program are trained to recognize and master the diverse context-specific challenges involved in implementing risk and resource governance.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Governance of human-environment relations in theory and practice 
  • Resource governance 
  • Risk governance 
  • Research Methods
  • Student Research Project 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 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

The admission requirements are as follows:

  • successful completion of a degree programme in Geography, Economics, Agronomy or another related discipline (210 ECTS credits) with relevance to the Master’s degree programme in Governance of Risk and Resources and a minimum standard duration of three years
  • a minimum of one year’s professional experience in a relevant position
  • a personal statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2500 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2500 EUR per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Heidelberg

922 - 1397 EUR /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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