Joint Master in Responsible Consumption and Production

Language of Instruction – English
4 Semesters | 120 ECTS

The Joint Degree in Responsible Consumption and Production addresses three requirements to the future workforce: multidisciplinarity, intercultural competence and fluency in English. It is aimed at students with an interest in Sustainable Development Goal 12, Green Deal and in the management of responsible consumption and production, who will acquire technical skills and approaches with an environmental, social and managerial perspective during the four semesters.

Through the experience of studying in three different institutions and experiencing different cultures, students are given the opportunity to understand and appreciate the different attitudes and perspectives towards sustainability, responsibility in natural resource engineering and management, with a focus on reclamation and life cycle assessment. In addition, the use of English as the language of communication will enhance the students’ ability to enter the global job market. In addition, students will learn how to implement sustainable solutions that effectively address the environmental challenges facing society.

Degree Awarded:
Master of Science (MSc)

Programme Duration:
4 semesters, 120 ECTS

Language of Instruction:

Starting Date:
Winter Term 2023/2024

Application Deadline:
05 September 2023


All candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering, environmental studies or closely related fields. 

Candidates from outside the core areas or with degrees in social sciences (e.g. management, economics, law, literature) will also be considered, and may be required to complete an additional set of courses for admission. 

In addition, all candidates should have a good command of English (e.g. IELTS score 6.0; TOEFL score 60).

Career opportunities

In addition, they will be able to integrate a sustainability approach into their practice and will be equipped to work:
  • in national or international private companies;
  • in public institutions in a variety of sectors, including mining companies, mining and rehabilitation OEMs, geo-engineering companies;
  • in commerce, industry and services.
This European Master’s Degree will provide graduates:
  • expertise to design or advise on the development of public policies and initiatives aimed at reducing environmental impacts.
  • achieve Sustainable Development Goal 12 and the objectives of the European Green Deal.
  • a specialised and internationally recognised education.
  • a competitive edge in the labour market.
Graduates will find employment opportunities in international companies and organisations, especially those committed to sustainability.

Careers available to graduates include:

  • Consulting in various sectors of the economy (industry, politics, services, international organizations).
  • Designing and managing multi-stakeholder projects on green growth, circular economy and environmental management.
  • Sustainability and Innovation management: specialists and managers in technology-oriented companies.

What makes this program unique and different from others?

The Joint International Master in Responsible Consumption and Production is unique in its balance between theoretical conceptualization of the problems to be studied and practical approaches to sustainable solutions. The program is designed to produce an international workforce capable of solving complex industrial problems, trained to deal with problem-based and problem-centered cases involving production, distribution of renewable and non-renewable resources, consumer law and consumer behaviour. Through the experience of studying in three different institutions and experiencing different cultures, the students will acquire multidisciplinary and intercultural competencies and develop new language skills (German or Spanish) while being immersed in three different cultures.

Cost and funding opportunities

Programme Fee EU-Citizens: € 2.200 / Programme Fee International (non-EU) Citizens: € 5.200
There are different types of financial support available, depending on your level of academic qualification and your country of origin. Please note that scholarships are offered by different institutions.

More information can be found below:

Admission to the Joint Master's Degree Programme on Responsible Consumption and Production


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