Joint Master's Programme
The Research Master Sustainable Development at Utrecht University is part of the International Joint Master’s Programme in Sustainable Development. It combines the strengths and specialisations in teaching and top research of six partner universities. It is possible to follow courses at one of the Joint Programme universities during one or two semester. This is a unique possibility to broaden your view:
- you can choose between 12 different specialisation tracks.
- you enlarge your international experience.
- you improve your employment prospects.
- University of Graz in Austria.
- Ca' Foscari University of Venice in Italy.
- Leipzig University in Germany.
- Utrecht University in The Netherlands.
- Basel University in Switzerland (associated partner).
- Hiroshima University in Japan (associated partner).
The target group are highly qualified and motivated students interested in the issue of sustainable development and especially the international dimension of sustainability issues. Moreover, they should be willing and able to analyse and evaluate complex processes from the interdisciplinary perspective.
Admission to the Joint Master's Programme is granted to persons who have completed at least the equivalent of a Bachelor’s or Diploma degree, and can demonstrate their research skills, their basic knowledge of the natural and/or social sciences, and a general insight in the subject of sustainable development and intervention strategies. A suitable preparation for natural science tracks might include courses in physics, geology, technical sciences, biology, geography, earth sciences, or chemistry. And for the social science tracks, the prospective student might have had courses in human geography, planning, sociology, policy sciences, law, management, or economics. The selection committee will make a decision on a case-by-case basis to determine whether there are sufficient grounds for admission. The selection will be based on:
- Bachelor Degree or equivalent.
- Grade Point Average (GPA).
- Proficiency in English.
- Motivation letter.
- Recommendation letters.
Students interested in the Joint Programme apply to one of the consortium partners as their home university (check website for application procedure) but will be able to draw on the expertise and focus of all the partners in the context of the joint degree programme. The application deadline is April 15th. For application requirements and the application from, please visit the programme website.