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M.Sc. On Campus

Economics of Sustainability

Wageningen University and Research

24 months
18700 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This MSc Economics of Sustainability program at Wageningen University and Research  focuses on the interactions between economic actors and the natural environment. You are trained as a quantitative economist who is able to analyze real-world problems in food systems, natural resources and the living environment, and to provide economic solutions that promote transitions to a sustainable future.

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Besides a strong training in quantitative economic techniques, you are confronted with relevant economic theories at micro, behavioral, and institutional level to help you understand the nature of these problems and solutions.

Topics include environmental degradation and pollution, climate change, sustainable markets, the bio-economy, and urban and rural development in light of pressing issues such as environmental tipping points, unequal access to resources, and rising inequality.


Typically graduates of the master's Economics of Sustainability program at Wageningen University and Research end up in connecting ‘spider in a web’ roles, being able to work with people from different departments and backgrounds. As a graduate you have various career opportunities. You can, for example work in Commercial Business, NGO’s or a (semi-)Government department. Or as a researcher or teacher at a university.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Rethinking Economics,

  • Advanced Econometrics,

  • Economic Modeling of Sustainability Challenges,

  • Philosophy, Ethics, and Economics,

  • Behavioral Economics and Sustainability,

  • Political Economy,

  •  Economics of Development,

  • Economics of EU Policies for Sustainable Transitions,

  • Economics of Sustainable

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 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

Students from the Wageningen University BEB programme have unconditional admission.

Students with a BSc programme in Economics, in Busines Sciences or Life Sciences need to fulfil the following requirements:

  • At least 60 credits in Economics in your BSc programme.
  • At least 15 credits of Statistics and / or Econometrics.
  • A GPA for the BSc study programme of at least 70% of the maximum scale.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken. Please see the additional information about the English language proficiency for Dutch students, EU students and students from outside the EU/EFTA. For this programme Level 2 is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18700 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Wageningen

700 - 800 EUR /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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