Goals of the SSE programme

Sustainability, Society and the Environment


Programme description

The Master "Sustainability, Society and the Environment" analyses society's sustainable development issues and empowers students to develop strategies for a sustainable future. It offers you learning opportunities to expand your competences as a change leader in the following fields:

a. Research: Analyse and understand sustainable development challenges.

b. Social entrepreneurship: Design and implement local change projects in the fields of sustainable development and social innovation. Develop your change project into a sustainable start-up.

Target group of the programme

The programme targets students with a track record of commitment to sustainable development. If you have leadership capabilities and are committed to contributing to sustainable development and social innovation you should apply to become part of this programme.

International environment

Kiel School of Sustainability attracts a highly diverse group of students from Germany and more than 30 other countries. The programme is taught in English

Learning approach

The programme is strongly focused on problem solving based learning. Students plan and implement their own research and/or sustainable development and change projects. Besides the projects you can chose from a broad range of modules in the areas of society, ethics, environmental and resource economics, applied ecology, environment and coastal systems. The master provides you a high degree of freedom to design your individual learning programme. You should bring strong motivation to work independently and in small student teams.