Official Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability


The official master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability takes place at the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), an interdisciplinary and international research centre which works with several UAB departments.

The master's degree offers fours different specialisations:

  1. Global Change
  2. Ecological Economics
  3. Urban and Industrial Ecology
  4. Environmental Technology (This specialisation will not be offered in the 2017/18 academic year)

Of the 60 credits, 30 belong to compulsory core subjects and the rest form part of each specialisation. This master's degree has been offered since the 1997/98 academic year.

The master's degree offers a mixed approach. On the one hand, it includes advanced course components for graduates of Environmental Sciences. On the other, it meets the needs of other graduates interested in incorporating environmental knowledge and skills into their ¡academic training, based on fields such as Ecological Economics and Environmental Management, Analysis of the Natural Environment, Environmental Technology, Industrial Ecology or Global Change, all of which are considered specialisations in this master's degree.

Those interested in enrolling in this master's degree can apply for one of the grants offered by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation for academic year 2017-18, for graduates enrolling in master's degrees.

Career options

Once you complete the Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability you will be qualified to work in private companies, research centres, institutions and NGOs as a specialist in the analysis and interpretation of environmental processes and problems, and also in integrating the relations between environmental phenomena and economic, social and cultural factors. Depending on your specialisation, professional career options include posts in public administration, environmental consultancies, production or engineering industries.

Teaching timetable

Lectures will be held mornings and afternoons at the Faculty of Science.

Foreign and exchange students

Official UAB

50 places
Classroom-based learning
Credits: 60 ECTS CREDITS
Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 12/01/2018
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Pre-enrolment open
Price: €46.11 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding a Spanish residence permit). 2017/18 Academic year.
€82 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit). 2018/19 Academic year.
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Language:Spanish (28%) and English (72%)

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