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MScEnvironment and Society Studies: Local Environmental Change and Sustainable Cities

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €16,000 per year
Application fee €75 one-time

The handling fee is NOT applicable to:

- Students with a nationality from the EEA countries or from countries that are candidates for EEA membership*
- Students who receive a full scholarship (proven by uploading a grant statement)

This fee will be refunded to you once you are fully enrolled as a student at Radboud University. The fee is NOT refundable when you are not admitted.

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Analysing and reflecting on sustainability transformations in cities and regions with regard to topics such as waste, energy, water, transportation and climate change.

Master’s specialisation Local Environmental Change and Sustainable Cities: something for you?

- The specialisation strongly focuses on the local level of sustainability transformations, in particular sustainable cities.
- The natural as well as social and political aspects of environmental issues will be addressed.
- You will be introduced to the most recent scientific insights, which will be illustrated by using numerous examples of how cities and regions all over the world are tackling these problems.

Programme structure

The Master’s specialisation in Local Environmental Change and Sustainable Cities is taught at the Nijmegen School of Management. It has a course load of 60 EC* (one year). All the courses are 3 or 6 EC and the Master’s thesis is 24 EC. The structure of the programme is presented here.

Career opportunities

After completion, you’ll be equipped with the following skills and knowledge for a young environmental practitioner, policy-maker or academic researcher. Among others, you’ll have the ability to:

- Apply relevant social science concepts and theories that are important when analysing and clarifying social change on the path towards a sustainable future.
- Analyse and design policy change for sustainability, including the methods of policy analysis, transition management and evaluation of policy.
- Facilitate collaboration between the public and private parties involved.
- Write policy documents, strategic plans or a position paper on environment and society.
- Identify and study lobbying and advocacy efforts concerning issues of sustainability.
- Work together in a professional and goal-oriented way in a wide range of social settings (interdisciplinary teams of experts, consultations and negotiations), taking into consideration other individuals’ stances values and beliefs.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States