Leiden University | Governance of Sustainability (MSc)
The Governance of Sustainability programme aims to educate future ‘change makers’ to improve the quality of governance solutions to major sustainability challenges. In this programme you will obtain in-depth knowledge of both the governance perspective (social science) and the natural sciences. You will learn how to integrate these perspectives in order to develop and improve the quality of governance solutions to major sustainability challenges such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and the transition to a circular economy. In addition, you will learn a variety of skills required to cope with complex sustainability problems and to develop oneself into a future ‘change agent’. You will design and execute integrative research projects, combining concepts, theories and research methods of both
governance and natural sciences. You will be confronted with real-life sustainability challenges to make the appropriate connections between the mechanisms and the governance thereof.
4 Reasons to study Governance of Sustainability at Leiden University
Our teaching is aimed at creating a transdisciplinary environment in which you are constantly challenged to combine perspectives, reflect on those and take ownership of your learning process. Be inspired by co-teaching professors from two leading institutes, who are at the forefront of the field of sustainability and public administration.
Start date: September
Duration: 2 year
Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Location: The Hague
Mode of study: Fulltime