What does this master’s programme entail?
In this Governance of Sustainability programme from Leiden University focused on environmental sustainability, you will obtain in-depth knowledge of both the governance perspective (social science) and the natural sciences. In addition, you will learn a variety of skills required to cope with complex sustainability problems and to develop oneself into a future ‘change agent’ in a governance context.
Why study Governance of Sustainability at Leiden University?
Our teaching is aimed at creating a transdisciplinary environment in which you are constantly challenged to combine perspectives, reflect on those and take ownership of your learning process.
You will collaborate with (international) students coming from different disciplinary backgrounds and design and execute integrative research projects, combining concepts, theories and research methods of both governance and natural sciences.
Our programme collaborates with important institutes, ministries and other stakeholders in terms of guest lectures, excursions and integrated group projects.
You will be confronted with real-life sustainability challenges to make the appropriate connections between the mechanisms and the governance thereof.
Be inspired by professors from two leading institutes, who are at the forefront of the field of sustainability and public administration.
With a degree in Governance of Sustainability you are well prepared for broad array of career prospects in the field of sustainability, both inside and outside academia.
Acquired skills and competence
After completing the programme, you are able to analyse complex issues from both natural sciences perspectives and governance perspectives and know how to integrate these perspectives in order to implement solutions in the public domain for a sustainable society. You have acquired a wide variety of skills, including technical tools, governance tools and transferable skills.
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- Transdisciplnary skills
- Thematic courses
- Qualitative Research Skills
- Quantitative Research Skills
- Sustainability Challenge
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Deadline passed, EEA/EU
DisciplinesSustainable Development Environmental Economics & Policy View 18 other Masters in Environmental Economics & Policy in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
If you have a bachelor’s degree from a foreign research university with a level similar to Dutch universities, you are eligible to apply under the condition that you have
- demonstrable knowledge of environmental sustainability issues on an academic level. Environmental sustainability refers to the capacity of the Earth to produce vital renewable resources and to allow long-term environmental quality (and the governance thereof). This knowledge can be demonstrated through, for instance, successfully completed (elective) courses, a minor, major, a (thesis) research project, internship or work experience. And,
- demonstrable experience with inter- or trans-disciplinary education and research. This experience can be demonstrated through, for instance, successfully completed (elective) courses, a minor, major,
- passed one or multiple courses that included a minimum of 8 EC of mathematics, programming and/or statistics.
International18016 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18016 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA1084 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1084 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Den Haag
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Updated in the last 6 months
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