Economics of Sustainability (MSc)

the Netherlands

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The award

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
EUR 12000 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
EUR 15200 per year

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About Economics of Sustainability at Erasmus School of Economics

Why study this programme?

This programme introduces students to what sustainable development is and how economic systems can both support and hinder the Sustainable Development Goals. It is unique because it offers a multi-perspective approach. By combining the expertise of Erasmus School of Economics’ high-level experts, representing a wide set of economic specialisations, the school provides you with the knowledge and skills to understand the complexity behind the SDGs.

Is this the right choice for you?

Are you motivated to contribute to a world where over nine billion people are living well within planetary boundaries? Do you think that proper economic analysis can add to reaching a sustainable future? Are you interested in combining knowledge from diverse economic specializations and learn skills necessary to solve complex, societal issues?

Factors that will help you to successfully complete our master’s programme Economics of sustainability are:

  • A good basis in economics (bachelor)
  • A fondness in developing in-depth and broad economic knowledge
  • Enthusiasm in solving societal problems
  • A wish to develop your own analytical and professional skills, including working in teams

    Why study Economics of Sustainability in Rotterdam?

    The reason why we were able to build such a unique master programme is because Erasmus School of Economics has a large faculty of high-level experts, representing a wide set of economic specialisations. By combining their expertise, this faculty will provide you with the knowledge and skills to understand the complexity behind the SDGs.

    Furthermore, thanks to the school’s leadership in providing economic expertise to external organisations, the programme will not only include our own academic experts but also experts working in policy development and implementation. Through guest lectures and project collaborations, you will meet representatives of ministries and other government branches, NGOs, and the corporate world who will show you how these complex issues manifest themselves in practice.

    Finally, as the second largest city in the Netherlands and host of one of the world’s largest ports, Rotterdam offers an exciting and vibrant place to study economics but especially economics of sustainability. With sustainability high on the agendas of the university, the municipality, and the port, Rotterdam has become a buzzing hub for organisations and enterprises that produce innovative ideas for a more sustainable city and world. Both on and off campus, you will have the possibility to explore these initiatives and experience first-hand what it means to work towards a more sustainable future.

    Study options for this course

    • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
    • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
      Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 12000 per yearInternational course feesEUR 15200 per year

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