The 18-month Master’s programme Global Challenges for Sustainability is a truly unique opportunity. While following innovative courses and connecting with fellow international pioneers, you reinvent your limits and explore new perspectives on real-world sustainability challenges. All to get you ready to co-create new possibilities that change the world for the better. Are you in?

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A future-proof programme

Global sustainability challenges ask for a transdisciplinary approach. So that’s exactly what this Master’s programme is about. You learn how to approach real challenges from different stakeholder- and intercultural perspectives, gain advanced innovative knowledge, and boost your research, entrepreneurial as well as creative skills. Together with international students from different backgrounds and disciplines, and supported by an extended network of academic, society and industry experts, you’ll pave the way for an exciting future.

Next level international: 5 universities

Global Challenges for Sustainability is initiated by the Challenge-driven, Accessible, Research-Based and Mobile European University. Or in short  CHARM-EU, an European alliance formed by nine prestigious, research-based universities. Five of them jointly offer this Master's progamme: the University of Barcelona, Utrecht University, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Montpellier and Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. This partnership stands for a full intercultural, hybrid experience where students physically study at one of the five universities while simultaneously connecting with other campuses online.

Join a truly innovative learning opportunity and obtain a unique Master's degree jointly awarded by 5 European Universities

Get ready for 2024

The study track is divided into three consecutive phases: the preparatory phase, flexible phase and capstone phase. During the first phase, you will be introduced to the main topics sustainability, social innovation and transdisciplinary research. Phase two, however, goes more into depth. You take modules from one of the three thematic sections ‘Water’, ‘Life and Health’ and ‘Food’. And last but certainly not least, during the last phase you’ll put your newly acquired knowledge to action by working on an authentic sustainability challenge together with fellow students, scientists and external business and society partners.

Are you up for the challenge? Check out the CHARM-EU website to find out all about the programme and how to apply.

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Key facts

Master in Global Challenges for Sustainability (MSc) Jointly awarded by the five CHARM-EU partner universities: University of Barcelona, Utrecht University, Trinity College Dublin, Eötvös Loránd University, and University of Montpellier
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Study duration: 
1,5 year

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School of Geosciences