Governance of Sustainability Transformations, M.Sc. | Wageningen University and Research | Wageningen, Netherlands
24 months
19600 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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With the Governance of Sustainability Transformations programme at Wageningen University and Research you will develop in-depth understanding of the social, political and legal dimensions of transformative governance and put this to work in designs of and negotiations over novel governance arrangements.

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The embeddedness of the Governance of Sustainability Transformations programme at Wageningen University and Research  in one of the world’s leading life sciences universities creates opportunities for the development of true interdisciplinary skills and science for impact, which are needed to address today’s and future grand sustainability challenges.

Why this programme?

  • Join an advanced social science programme that applies governance knowledge to the causes and consequences of current and future global sustainability challenges in food, climate, energy and biodiversity systems
  • Become an expert in advanced theories on governance and transformative change processes across different governance scales and regional contexts
  • Develop state-of-the-art research skills and competences to unpack the complexity of today’s sustainability challenges and to analyze the functioning, design, and implications of sustainability governance arrangements
  • Learn hands-on skills to develop solutions and negotiate transformative sustainability processes to contribute towards a more sustainable future.
  • Join an interdisciplinary and real-life consultancy project to solve real world problems

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainability Governance Challenges
  • Transformative sustainability practices
  • Comparative Public Governance
  • Transnational Environmental Law 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

A WUR BSc degree in Economics and Goverance, or equivalent.

The norm for this equivalence is ≥60 ECTS in one or more of the following disciplines:
  • Human geography
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Organisational science
  • Law
  • Rural development
  • Political sciences (policy development, governance)
  • ≥5 ECTS in statistics.

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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19600 EUR/year
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  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2314 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.


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