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Sustainability Science and Policy

Course Description

Are you willing to contribute to a sustainable future? Would you like to acquire the knowledge and skills to deal with one of the world’s most relevant and complex questions: how to balance ecological, economic, and social developments for our present and future well-being? Then Sustainability Science and Policy is the right programme for you!

A unique programme
The world needs professionals who have the competences to recognise, analyse and respond to sustainability challenges. Who can design, conduct and evaluate sustainability assessments in collaboration with other disciplines and stakeholders and understand how it is/can be used in policy-making. Professionals able to operate at the interface of science, policy and society and provide others with expert knowledge on how to go forward in a sustainable manner. In this programme you learn methods and tools that prepare you for a career as a well-qualified, interdisciplinary professional in the field of sustainable development, both at a theoretical level and practical level.

Why study Sustainability, Science and Policy at Maastricht University?
•A curriculum with an interdisciplinary approach and an international context.
•Student projects where student teams work on actual cases for clients.
•Educational setting in small groups meaning high staff/student ratio.
•Lecturers and students with various educational, work and cultural backgrounds.
•Problem Based Learning as educational format which is well-suited for teaching courses on sustainability (assessment), as it is problem-driven rather than theory-driven, and requires students to be active and participatory rather than passive.
•Good career prospects to become a policy-maker, sustainability coordinator or analyst in all sorts of organisations.

Entry Requirements

•A relevant Bachelor degree.•We are looking for students who have basic proficiency in research skills and a general insight in the field of sustainable development.•Proof of proficiency in the English language. Language tests (obtained within the last two years) are obligatory to applicants who are not English native speakers and do not own a bachelor’s degree in English language.

Last Updated

19 April 2017

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