|Leuphana University of Lüneburg||4 Semesters|
A distinctive feature of the Sustainability Science program is its balance between sustainable natural sciences and sustainable humanities. Our goal is to look at social-ecological systems in an academically grounded and interdisciplinary manner.
We will examine the processes underlying the material and energetic basis of environmental sustainability problems and put forward potential practical solutions from the perspective of sustainable natural sciences.
In complex social-ecological systems, these material processes are closely interlinked with economic, legal, political, and cultural contexts, as well as with the strategies and practices of important social actors. These immaterial prerequisites and conditions constituting environmental sustainability problems as well as the manner in which these problems are addressed form the core of sustainable humanities.
The program begins with an introduction to the many disciplines of environmental and sustainability sciences. A common foundation course in natural and human sciences is provided in the first semester’s introductory modules. In the following semesters, students can select two modules to further specialize in individual disciplines of environmental and sustainability sciences.
In keeping with the profiles not only of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg but also of the Faculty of Sustainability, the area of integration widened to include a transdisciplinary and problem-focused perspective. These two specialization modules have been combined into interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary modules in the form of project studies.
Course offerings are complemented by cross-disciplinary complementary studies, in which students critically engage with fundamental academic concepts and by a series of modules called Research Perspectives where students learn to use methods of sustainability science in their own research.
Admission requirements include a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and at least 60 CP in modules relevant to the listed subjects/disciplines:
Computer Science (Informatics)
Educational Sciences (Pedagogy)
You can prove your English language abilities in various ways:
- bypassing the Internet-based TOEFL test with a minimum score of 85 points
- bypassing the TOEIC test with a minimum of 785 points
- bypassing the IELTS 5.5 test
- by passing the Cambridge Advanced Certificate of English (CAE) exam with grade C
- bypassing modules at a university (at least 30 credit points according to ECTS) with English as the exclusive language of instruction and exams taken in English
- by proving that you have successfully completed English studies
- by providing a school-leaving exam of a school with English as the exclusive language of instruction that qualifies for studying at a university in the respective country
These certifications (except for the school leaving exam) should not be older than four years.
The Leuphana University of Lüneburg is one of Germany’s landmark universities for higher education reform and innovation. With about 9,700 students and 160 full professors, the university has developed a highly respected academic profile. Today, Leuphana University is regarded as an institution for inter- and transdisciplinary research, academic organization, innovation in teaching and academic transfer.
1 June for the following winter semester