Sustainable Development (MSc) at KU Leuven

KU Leuven
Belgium
Masters (MSc)

2 years
Full time
 On-campus

Course description:

The Masters in Sustainable Development trains future sustainability leaders acquainted with the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and methodologies to address and solve intertwined socio-ecological challenges hindering the construction of more sustainable paths of development. Professionals graduated from this programme are familiar with both the societal and ecological side of the sustainability problematic, including the dialectics between its ecological, economic, social, political and cultural dimensions.

School Department:

Faculty of Science at KU Leuven

Entry Requirements:

Background degree
This Master programme aims at attracting students from both natural and social sciences, willing to bridge both ecological and societal domains of the interdisciplinary sustainability problematic. We expect candidates with excellent results with a background in the following fields: geography, ecology, biology, sustainability studies, bio-economy, spatial planning, development studies, environmental management, environmental sciences, biodiversity, conservation biology, landscape ecology, political ecology, human ecology, social ecology, etc. However, students with a more general background in social sciences (economics, political sciences, sociology, anthropology) and applied sciences (bio-engineering, architecture) are also invited to apply.

Notions of ecology and biodiversity are required for admission in the ecology track.

Students with other degrees are invited to apply, their admission will depend on their motivation and academic track record. These students can contact the programme staff through the contact page on this website to verify their eligibility.

Language
Applicants with a university degree earned in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the USA: the certified diploma and transcripts suffice, provided they confirm that the entire university study was completed in English. Absolutely no other diplomas will be accepted as evidence even if the applicant has followed an exclusively English-taught programme.

Other applicants should submit a satisfactory score on an internationally recognized test of English language proficiency: TOEFL (minimum score 94 internet-based with at least 19 for reading, 18 for Listening, 19 for speaking and 21 for writing) or IELTS (minimum score 7 overall, whilst at least 6,5 for reading, 6 for listening, 6 for speaking and 6 for writing). No other proficiency tests will be accepted, and absolutely no application will be considered without such a test certificate.

Belgian students and Students with a degree from a Flemish university are exempted from the language test.

Website:

Official Programme Website: https://susdev.eu/

Scholarships available:

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