Sustainable Development is a two-year Master’s programme (120 ECTS) taught in English and consisting of courses, projects, and research.


You will be taking courses throughout the whole first year and the beginning of your second year. The remainder of the second year is devoted to Master Thesis research. There are three kinds of courses in the programme: general courses, track courses, and elective courses.

Outline of degree structure

Year 1    
Period 1 Perspectives on Sustainable Development Track course
Period 2 Sustainability Modelling & Indicators Track course
Period 3 Research Design Track course
Period 4 Track course Track course


Year 2    
Period 1 Transdisciplinary case study Elective or track course
Period 2/3/4

Master's thesis                    Master's thesis

Master's thesis                    Master's thesis

Extended thesis or              Extended thesis or
extra electives                     extra electives

Detailed information about courses 

Master's thesis

Students also go to countries all over the world to do fieldwork for their Master’s Thesis, see overview below. 

Educational methods

  • Lecture – 30-100 people
  • Seminar – 20 people
  • Case study – work in a small group on a project assigned by a real-life company
  • Master’s thesis – independent research
  • Optional internship