With climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss and other major environmental concerns, sustainability has become a hot topic for international organisations and governments all around the world. This interdisciplinary minor will equip you with the necessary tools from economic, environmental and political approaches to acquire a general understanding of the subject and to analyse, evaluate and propose environmental policy and governance measures.
What will you learn in this minor?
After successfully finishing this minor, you will have acquired thorough knowledge on the theoretical and practical applications of Sustainability and Economics. You can use this to participate in and contribute to policy discussions.
Moreover, you will obtain an understanding of the (dis)advantages of a variety of policies measures, discuss possible implications and can guide dialogues about these topics towards a better and more sustainable world. Students who take this minor will have a competitive edge when seeking employment in the field of sustainability in the private sector, public sector, NGOs and international organizations.
The minor contains of 30 EC and can be completed in one semester. It includes the five compulsory courses of 6 EC each.
|Period 1||Circular Economy|
|Cities and Change|
|Period 2||Environmental Economics|
|Green Economy and Society (new)|
|Period 1, 2 & 3||Degrowth|
You can find the programme and detailed course descriptions of the current academic year in the Course Catalogue. Please note that the content of the courses may be subject to change. The new course catalogue containing the final programme will be published in the beginning of June.
This minor has limited capacity and admission will be on a first come, first served basis.
The start of the application has been delayed. The application forms will now be made available here on 15 April 2020 at 13:00.
What do you need to apply?
All students: a short motivation to be copied in the application form
Non-UvA students: a signed and stamped transcript of grades. We understand that due to the corona crisis it might be difficult to provide us with a certified transcript. Therefore, as an exception, we will also accept non-certified transcripts for the minor applications. We rely on your integrity.
To ensure timely registration, please take into account the following dates:
> For UvA- students: apply before 1 June 2020
> For non-UvA students: apply before 15 May 2020
For more general information about taking a minor, visit the student website about minors at UvA Economics and Business. Or you can contact the Education Desk.
|Credits||30 ECTS, 5 months|
|Language of instruction||English|