Sustainable Development

Uppsala University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
13868 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master Programme in Sustainable Development at Uppsala University is truly interdisciplinary, with students and tutors from many different subject areas who share an interest in sustainable development. 


The term ”sustainable development” has several definitions. A common denominator is that living standards for human beings must improve – but without jeopardizing the possibility for future generations to enjoy equally good conditions. 

Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences have jointly created the Master Programme in Sustainable Development to meet the environmental demands from the market and government authorities.

As a student of the Master Programme in Sustainable Development at Uppsala University,  you will use comprehensive work methods where the sum is greater than the individual parts. In addition to the content of your specialisation, you will gain holistic interdisciplinary competence in the field of sustainable development.


After you obtain your degree, career prospects include: teacher, researcher, engineer, economist, product developer, urban planner, natural resource manager, policy and decision maker. The programme can lead to work in bodies such as national environmental protection agencies, international development cooperation agencies, UNESCO, the United Nations, as well as local authorities and county governments. You could also work for non-governmental organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Development: Worldviews and Visions
  • Our Natural Resources
  • Society and the Environment
  • Systems Analysis for Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13868 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27737 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.


  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000


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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Sustainable Development
Uppsala University


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