CHARM-EU Master's degree "Global Challenges for Sustainable Development": applications now open

A new application period is now open for students wishing to enter the "Global Challenges for Sustainable Development" degree at the start of the September 2024 academic year. This master's-level program is a unique joint degree offered and delivered by five of the universities in the CHARM-EU European alliance: the University of Barcelona, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Utrecht and the University of Montpellier. Interested students from all disciplines can apply until April 30.

Taught entirely in English, the "Global challenges for sustainability" joint degree offers students a highly flexible hybrid course structure, an international environment focused on mobility and interculturality, a stimulating transdisciplinary approach and an innovative pedagogy based on challenge-solving. The curriculum consists of three distinct semester-long phases:

  • the "preparatory" phase, which focuses on the acquisition of general skills, particularly in the fields of sustainable development, social innovation and transdisciplinary research
  • the "flexible" phase, during which students choose to follow modules on water, food or life and health
  • the "Capstone" phase, during which students work in groups on a challenge relating to concrete sustainable development issues in conjunction with external partners

The " Global Challenges for Sustainable Development " degree is designed to enable future graduates to move into areas such as social innovation, sustainable entrepreneurship, project management or research, as it aligns learning with the needs of both private enterprise and civil society, while fostering a broad range of skills relevant to the job market. External partners and stakeholders contribute fully to the curriculum, enabling students to come into contact with the commercial, associative and institutional sectors, build a solid network and be prepared to work with companies and institutions worldwide.

Applicants must have a C1 level in English and a bachelor's degree in all disciplines. For administrative reasons, holders of a bachelor's degree from a French university must have 30 ECTS in addition to their bachelor's degree to be eligible to apply (double bachelor's degree, validated Master 1, etc.).

Registration is completely free for European students who have completed the 2023/2024 academic year in a French higher education institution (otherwise the cost is €3,000 for European students and €19,000 for non-Europeans).

Find out more about the "Global Challenges for Sustainable Development" degree course and the application process on the CHARM-EU European university alliance website.