Global Challenges for Sustainability, M.A. | University of Barcelona | Barcelona, Spain
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Global Challenges for Sustainability

18 months
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12666 EUR/year
2000 EUR/year
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About

The Global Challenges for Sustainability programme at the University of Barcelona has a transdisciplinary character and focuses on concrete social issues on water, food and health.

Overview

Key Facts 

To be able to tackle these issues, students from different backgrounds are selected. The Global Challenges for Sustainability programme at the University of Barcelona consists of three compulsory phases. In the ‘preparatory phase’, the focus is on acquiring general skills, especially in the fields of Sustainability, Social Innovation and Transdisciplinary Research. In the 'flexible phase', students choose from the three tracks on water, food or life & health. In the final, 'capstone phase', students complete a project on a sustainability challenge, in cooperation with an external partner from business or society.

The degree is accredited and jointly awarded by the CHARM-EU alliance institutions* that provide the master's: University of Barcelona, Trinity College Dublin, Utrecht University, Eötvös Loránd University and University of Montpellier.

*The Master's programme is accredited in Spain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Hungary and France.

CHARM-EU Master’s Programme in Global Challenges for Sustainability offers a unique international learning opportunity. Students have the chance to address the pressing need for sustainability in a transdisciplinary and challenge-based environment. This international programme employs innovative pedagogical approaches and mechanisms to engage staff and students of diverse backgrounds and disciplines to facilitate, foster and enhance the links between education, research and innovation. Active engagement with an extended network of academic experts and extra-academic actors increases the potential development and employability of our graduates. 

Career path

The master’s programme strongly supports student employability, professional-specific competencies, and academic career progression. It strengthens these aspects through identifying multiple career pathways, aligning learning outcomes to business and civil society stakeholder needs, and fostering of a broad industry-ready skillset.

Four potential postgraduate student pathways (i.e., fields of employment) have been identified:

  • sustainable policy and communication roles.
  • social innovation and action either within existing companies (intrapreneurship) or via generation of new enterprises (entrepreneurship).
  • managers with the ability to deal with complex issues from a sustainability perspective and to advise company senior management on sustainability matters.
  • progress further along the academic pathway.

Specific roles that graduates might consider are:

  • Sustainability Specialist
  • Communications Specialist
  • Social Innovation Analyst
  • Entrepreneur (Environmental Strategist)
  • International Consultant (for enterprises, governmental institutions and NGOs).
  • Researcher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Food-Health-Environment Nexus
  • Food Systems and their Transformations
  • Extremes in the Water Cycle and their Complex Consequences
  • Adaptation Measures and Strategies in Water Management
  • Health Systems and Policies
  • Health Challenges

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • If places remain available, a second period for applications will open the week of 13 March.

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
72

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
72

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree or recognised equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree. In the case of students with a French Licence they will need an additional 30 ECTS certificate for admission.
  • English language certification is necessary for programme admission. C1 is the required level. Students with B2 level will be considered in conjunction with other admission criteria but must attain C1 level before programme registration. Download the English Accepted Certificates.

Tuition Fee

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    12666 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19000 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3000 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.

*Due to national legislation, students starting phase 1 at Utrecht University will have to pay an expected additional top-up of 530€ in academic year 2024/2025 and an additional fee for registration in year 2025/2026 (amount to be determined).

*Applicants who were enrolled in a French higher education institution in 2023/2024 will be exempted from registration fees.

Living costs for Barcelona

770 - 1360 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find Master's scholarship opportunities for Global Challenges for Sustainability.

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Summer courses of Lectures for Institutes of Languages from the University
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 EUR
Deadline
15 Oct 2024
Study Abroad Scholarship Program - Diversity Scholarship
Merit-based

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Spanish Studies Abroad
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Smooth Movers
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
15 Sep 2024
Scholarships for university studies and other higher studies
Merit-based Need-based

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Basque Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2025
Study Abroad Merit-Based Scholarship
Merit-based

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Spanish Studies Abroad Alumni Scholar Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
33600 EUR
Deadline
01 Jul 2024
Mundus MAPP EMJM Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mundus MAPP
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Moving Mates Scholarship
Need-based

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Moving Mates
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
14 Jun 2024
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Merit-based Need-based

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Ayn Rand Institute
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
7000 USD
Deadline
24 Apr 2025
Go Global MBA Scholarship
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Pinsky Law New Venture Development Scholarship
Merit-based

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Pinsky Law
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
The Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) scholarship
Merit-based

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Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
Merit-based Need-based

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Social Shifters
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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European Commission
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
Merit-based

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ACES: The Society for Editing
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
The MyUS Community Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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MyUS
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Dermadry
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
$1,000 All Star Verified Scholarship
Merit-based

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Verified Scholarships
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Dec 2024
PlagiarismSearch 2024 Essay Contest
Merit-based

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PlagiarismSearch
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Florida Rentals Annual Dream Vacation Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Florida Rentals
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
965 USD
Deadline
Anytime
Dr. Martin Blank – SYB Scholarship
Merit-based

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Shield Your Body
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
CryptoRunner Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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CryptoRunner
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
55 GBP
Deadline
19 Jun 2024
IELTS Morgan Terry Memorial IATEFL Scholarship
Merit-based

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IELTS from 6 to 9
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