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Sustainable Development

University of Basel

24 months
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1538 EUR/year
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About

The Master's Degree in Sustainable Development at the University of Basel (MSD) draws on concerns of sustainability that are generated by the natural, social and economic sciences.

Overview

The special feature of the Master's Degree in Sustainable Development at the University of Basel (MSD) is its three-faculty-structure, formally recognizable by the three supporting faculties, but also by the equal treatment of the three pillars of sustainability – environmental, social and economic.

The research focuses of the three professorships and their research groups anchored in the MSD are incorporated into teaching, and offer students the opportunity to write a master's thesis within the framework of a current research project; for example on microplastics, invasive species, energy management, environmental ethics, inter- and intragenerational justice, resource use, resource economics, etc.

By interrelating the supporting faculties, the three research groups, the responsible professorships and their teams, a very large network within and outside the University of Basel to cooperation partners is ensured.

Course structure

The MSD is a postgraduate degree that requires a successfully completed bachelor. The program awards 120 ECTS credits in total. It is a so called «monocourse». At the beginning of their studies, students choose one of the three focus areas with corresponding master's thesis.

Career opportunities

The MSD teaches key competences in the field of sustainability and transdisciplinary project work. It is a science-based course of study that enables graduates to gain a foothold in the academic environment as well as in other professional areas. Whether at consulting firms, engineering offices, public authorities, large corporations, NPOs, political parties, banks or auditing firms - an enormous spectrum of job entry opportunities are offered to MSD graduates, which receive a challenging supplement through the foundation of start-ups.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

Natural Sciences: Complementary Knowledge modules

  • in Social Sciences
  • in Economics

Social Sciences: Complementary Knowledge modules

  • in Natural Sciences 
  • in Economics

Economics: Complementary Knowledge modules

  • in Natural Sciences
  • in Social Sciences

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Eligible Students have obtained an university bachelor's degree in one of the following branches of study (at least 100 Credit Points from one, or at least 150 Credit Points from two subject areas):

  • Business administration, Economics, Geography, Communication and Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Social Work and Politics, Sociology, Applied Biosciences, Biology, Earth Sciences, Forestry, Environmental Sciences, or Environmental and Geomatics Engineering.            
  • If your bachelor's degree is from abroad, from an university of applied sciences or the branch of study does not correspond exactly to one of the list, we check the equivalence with the above mentioned branches of study. Admission may be possible with additional requirements (extra courses of max. 30 Credit Points according to letter of admission). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1538 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 769 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    1538 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 769 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • CHF 850 per semester

Living costs for Basel

1615 - 2332 CHF /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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.

Our partners

Sustainable Development
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University of Basel

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