M.Sc. On Campus

Sustainable Development

24 months
13813 EUR/year
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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:

  • 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.

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13813 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27627 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.


  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72,500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290,000

Living costs for Uppsala

7620 - 12066 SEK /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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