Master degree "Global Challenges for Sustainable Development" CHARM-EU 2023/2024: applications open

CHARM-EU is exceptionally opening a new application period to join the master degree-granting institution CHARM-EU at the beginning of the school year in September 2023. Interested students, regardless of their original discipline, can submit their application.

This master's level program is a joint degree proposed and delivered by five of the universities of the CHARM-EU alliance: the University of Barcelona, Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Utrecht and the University of Montpellier.

The degree, delivered entirely in English, has several unique aspects, including a flexible course structure, a truly international environment with integrated mobility options, varied content, a transdisciplinary approach, and a strong focus on inclusion and challenge-based learning. It consists of three phases of one semester each:

  • the "preparatory" phase focused on the acquisition of general skills, particularly in the area of sustainability, social innovation and transdisciplinary research
  • the "flexible" phase, in which students choose to take modules on water, food or life and health
  • the " Capstone " phase, in which students work in groups on a sustainability challenge with their peers and external partners

The Global Challenges for Sustainability degree is designed to enable students to work in areas such as social innovation, sustainable entrepreneurship, project management, or research, as it aligns learning outcomes with the needs of industry, business, and civil society and fosters a broad range of skills relevant to the labor market. External partners and stakeholders also contribute to the program, allowing students to connect with business and social sectors, build a strong network, and be prepared to work with companies and institutions around the world.

Applicants must be able to prove that they have a C1 level in English and a degree in any discipline. For administrative reasons, holders of a French bachelor's degree must have 30 ECTS in addition to their bachelor's degree in order to apply (double bachelor's degree, validated master 1, etc.).

Registration is completely free for European students who have completed the 2022/2023 year in French higher education (otherwise €3,000 for European students and €19,000 for non-Europeans).

You can also learn more about the program and the application process on the CHARM-EU website.