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Master in Sustainable Development and Global Governance

Graduate School of Economics and Political Science

Graduate Economics and Political Science School
Coordination
Prof. Esteban Alberto Nicolini Alessi, Prof. Isik Ozel, Prof. Juan Fernandéz Gonzalez
Language
English
Attendance
On-campus
Credits
90 ECTS
Campus
Madrid - Puerta de Toledo
Applications

 Open 

☛ Places available: 40

Departments
Social Sciences, Department of Economics, Department of Mathematics, International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law

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  • Inicio

    We are immersed in a time of massive challenges, as the world is facing an unprecedented climate crisis coupled with severe socio-economic problems. Such challenges necesitate multifaceted, yet concrete measures to ensure environmental and socio-economic sustainability that are closely intertwined.

    Tackling diverse aspects of sustainability, the Master in Sustainable Development and Global Governance @ UC3M (MASUS) offers a vanguard multidisciplinary training in the analysis of problems related to sustainable development and global governance. Due to its flexible structure and breadth of elective courses, it facilitates specialization in various areas of sustainability, according to students' individual interests.

    MASUS offers conceptual and methodological training in different areas of sustainable development based on four extensive modules: (1) Introduction to sustainability; (2) socioeconomic sustainability, focused on issues like hunger, poverty, inequality, gender, and sustainable work; (3) environmental sustainability covering areas such as climate change, biodiversity, ecosystems, and environmental impact analysis; (4) global governance that analyzes ‘the tragedy of the commons’, globalization, immigration and the geopolitics of natural resources, among other issues.

    This new master program goes beyond knowledge about complex challenges of sustainability. Embracing a hands-on approach, it equips students with necessary skills to generate evidence-based comprehensive solutions in addressing the challenges of sustainability. 

    Mano sosteniendo una planta

    reasons to study master in Sustainable Development and Global Governance

  • CURRICULUM
    • CURRICULUM

      📥 │ Syllabus content

       

      Formative Complements *
      Subjects ECTS TYPE Language
      Basic notions of Calculus 3 CF Inglés
      Basic notions of Economics 3 CF Inglés

      Course 1 - Semester 1

      General subjects
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Introduction to sustainable development and global governance6CEnglish
      Foundations of complex systems for sustainability and governance6CEnglish
      Methods in sustainability studies6CEnglish
      Hunger, poverty, inequality and global challenges3CEnglish
      Biodiversity, land and water3CEnglish
      Ecosystems and planetary health3CEnglish
      International law and sustainability3CEnglish

      Course 1 - Semester 2

      General subjects
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Integrative workshop-I6CEnglish
      Climate change, energy and global governance3CEnglish
      Gender equality3CEnglish
      Introduction to impact evaluation in sustainability3CEnglish
      Development, international cooperation and finance3CEnglish
      Introduction to environmental impact assessment3CEnglish
      Governing the global commons3CEnglish
      Globalization and the international order: controversies and new trajectories3CEnglish

      Course 2 - Semester 1

      General subjects
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Integrative workshop-II6CEnglish
      Electives
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Essential Capabilities
      Food security and land policies3EEnglish
      Education and health3EEnglish
      Socioeconomic challenges
      Labor markets and sustainable work3EEnglish
      Policy design and evaluation I
      Impact evaluation in sustainability3EEnglish
      Policy design and evaluation II
      Climate change and market regulation3EEnglish
      Environmental impact assessment3EEnglish
      Law, Globalization and Geopolitics
      Geopolitics of natural resources and the environment3EEnglish
      Sustainability and regional governance3EEnglish
      Green politics3EEnglish
      The Global South and Sustainable Development
      Political economy of migration3EEnglish
      Topics in development3EEnglish
      Urban sustainability3EEnglish
      Conflict, violence and development3EEnglish
      Master's Thesis
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Master's Thesis9C

      Pending approval for the 2022-2023 academic year

       

      C) Compulsory: 63 ECTS

      E) Elective Course: 18 ECTS

      aster's Thesis: 9 ECTS

    • QUALITY

      GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION

      First year offered: 2021

      PROGRAMME’S QUALITY ASSURANCE

      The Academic Committee of the Master’s programme complies with the SGIC-UC3M and it is responsible for the follow-up, analysis, review, assessment and quality of the program, it contributes with proposals to improve the program and produces the “Memoria Académica de Titulación” (Programme Report).

      • Academic Committee

      Graduate Profile and Competences

      • Graduate profile and competences
  • FACULTY

    UC3M FACULTY

    • ANTONIONI, ALBERTO​
      Department of Mathematics
      Investigador
      PhD in Information Systems - Universidad de Lausanne, Suiza.
      Brief CV
    • BATTILOSSI, STEFANO
      Department of Social Sciences
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Economic and Social History - Universidad de Turín
      Brief CV
    • CARMONA, JUAN
      Department of Social Sciences
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Contemporary History - Universidad Complutense
      Brief CV
    • CARRO, JESÚS
      Department of Economics
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Economics - CEMFI
      Brief CV
    • GARMENDIA, AMUITZ
      Department of Social Sciences
      Visiting Professor (con tenure)
      PhD in Political Science - Binghamton University
      Brief CV
    • JUIF, DACIL
      Department of Social Sciences
      Visiting Professor (with tenure)
      PhD in Economic History - University of Tübingen
      Brief CV
    • LAVEZZOLO, SEBASTIÁN
      Department of Social Sciences
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Political Science - New York University
      Brief CV
    • LIPARI, FRANCESCA
      Department of Mathematics
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Economics - Universidad Tor Vergata, Roma
      Brief CV
    • MACHADO, MATILDE
      Department of Economics
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Economics - Boston University
      Brief CV
    • MANERO, ANA MARÍA
      International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Public International Law - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
      Brief CV
    • MORA, RICARDO
      Department of Economics
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Economics - London School of Economics
      Brief CV
    • NICOLINI, ESTEBAN A.
      Department of Social Sciences
      Visiting Professor (with tenure)
      PhD in Economics - Universitat Pompeu Fabra
      Brief CV
    • OZEL, ISIK
      Department of Social Sciences
      Visiting Professor (with tenure)
      PhD in Political Science - University of Washington
      Brief CV
    • RIERA, PEDRO
      Department of Social Sciences
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Political and Social Sciences - European University Institute
      Brief CV
    • SÁNCHEZ-CUENCA RODRÍGUEZ, IGNACIO
      Department of Social Sciences
      Full Professor
      PhD in Sociology - Universidad Complutense de Madrid
      Brief CV
    • SÁNCHEZ SÁNCHEZ, ÁNGEL
      Department of Mathematics
      Full Professor
      PhD in Theoretical Physics - Universidad Complutense de Madrid
      Founder of the Interdisciplinary Group of Complex Studies
      Brief CV
    • SANTIAGO CABALLERO, CARLOS
      Department of Social Sciences
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Economic History - London School of Economics
      Member of Climate Strategic Initiative (UC3M)
      Brief CV

    EXTERNAL FACULTY

    • DEL RÍO, PABLO
      PhD in Environmental Economics - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
      Researcher at the Department of Economics and Politics at the Institute For Public Policies And Goods (IPP) 
      CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS (CSIC)
    • DÍAZ, ELENA CAROLINA​
      PhD in International Law - Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
      PhD Assistant Professor - Department of Public Law
      UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS
    • KOSTZER, DANIEL
      MA in Development Studies - Institute of Social Studies (La Haya)
      International Consultant
      Former Regional Salary Specialist for Asia and the Pacific (OIT)
    • MESEGUER, COVADONGA​
      PhD in Political Science - Instituto Juan March - Madrid
      Senior Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration 
      UNED
    • ROGER, CHARLES
      PhD in Political Science - University of British Columbia
      Assistant Professor and Beatriu de Pinós Research Fellow
      INSTITUT BARCELONA D’ESTUDIS INTERNACIONALS
    • VALLADARES, FERNANDO
      PhD in Biological Sciences - Universidad Complutense de Madrid
      Research Professor at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
      Director of the International Global Change Laboratory (LINCGlobal)
    • VLASKAMP, MARTIJN
      PhD in International Relations and European Integration - Universitat de Barcelona
      Juan de la Cierva Researcher
      INSTITUT BARCELONA D’ESTUDIS INTERNACIONALS
    • WIETZKE, FRANK BORGE
      PhD in Development Studies - London School of Economics
      Aggregate Professor
      INSTITUTO BARCELONA DE ESTUDIOS INTERNACIONALES
  • ADMISSION
    • ADMISSION

      Application

      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process, please, read the following information:

      REQUIREMENTS

      In accordance with Royal Decree 822/2021 in order to be admitted to the Masters in Sustainable Development and Global Governance, an undergraduate degree from a Spanish university or an equivalent institution within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that would allow access to graduate studies is required. For students whose degrees are acquired from institutions outside the EHEA, the homologation of the respective degrees will not be necessary. In such cases, it will suffice that the University will verify that the said degrees fulfill a level of training equivalent to that of an official Spanish university degree and that those degrees from respective countries leading to graduate programs.

       

      ADMISSION CRITERIA

      Candidate selection will be done on the basis of the following criteria:

      ADMISSION CRITERIA RELATIVE WEIGHTING
      Academic record in undergraduate studies 35%
      Professional experience, revealed interest and motivation letters/statements of purpose 35%
      Letters of recommendation 20%
      An advanced level of English (C1 or equivalent) 10%

      Language requirements

      Check the general language requirements required to study a Master’s at UC3M, depending on whether it is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

      students with foreign university degrees

      Once admitted to the Master’s, students with university degrees issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EHEA, must provide, for enrolment, the diploma, legalized by diplomatic procedures or by means of The Hague Apostille. They must also submit the transcript of records, with the grade point average, duly legalized.

      More information about Legalization of Foreign Documents.

      If needed, documents must be accompanied by an official sworn translation into Spanish.

    • ENROLLMENT

      FEES *

      2022-2023 Academic year

       

      Reservation fee: €800

      • it will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master’s, and deducted from the first tuition payment
      • the reservation fee will only be refunded if the master program is cancelled

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: €7,800 (€130/ECTS credit)
      • Non EU students: €11,700 (€195/ECTS credit)

       

      ✎│Programme’s fees


      NOTE: The enrolment fees do not include the cost of issuing the master’s degree certificate.

       


      * Pending approval by the Community of Madrid for the academic year 22/23

      Additional information

      • You may enrol on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrolment you can choose between Full-time enrolment or Part-time enrolment.
      • The email address provided upon enrolment will be used for formal communications; students are therefore kindly requested to check their mail regularly.
      • Pursuant to the regulations of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a student failing to pay any part of the fees will not be admitted and the enrolment process will be terminated. In cases of cancellation of enrolment due to non-payment, the University may demand the payment of the pending amounts for enrolment in previous academic courses as a prior condition of enrolment.
        No diploma or certificate will be issued if a student has any outstanding payments.

      ✎│Enrolment master’s programmes

      ✎│ECTS credits recognition

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    UC3M GRANTS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023

    CALL AM01-22/23 *

    For the academic year 2022-2023 a call has been published for a maximum of 2 grants for payment of the net enrolment fees for students accepted into the Master’s, with the following provision:

    • 2 grants of €1,500

    To apply, you must have completed the application for admission to the Master’s.

     

    Application deadline: 31st May 2022

    Resolutions: February, April and June 2022


    * The number of grants and amounts specified in the Annex to the notice may vary depending on the conditions of the candidates who apply for them. They may not even be allocated if decided so by the Selection Committee for each programme.
     

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  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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    Academic Calendar

    Academic Calendar 2021-2022

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    MASTER’S COURSE SCHEDULE

    Check the Master’s schedule (Academic Year 2022/2023) | Coming soon

    Classes will be taught during AFTERNOONS.​

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    VIRTUAL SECRETARIAT

    Access to Virtual Secretariat

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    Material Resources of the programme

    Madrid - Puerta de Toledo Campus

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    complaints and suggestions

    General Registry Office

    Contact mailbox 

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    Employability

    Access to Employment and internships