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Environmental Management and Sustainability Science, Specialisation of Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning

Master (2 years) of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning with specialisation in Environmental Management and Sustainability Science), 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment Engineering Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7455 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The Master of Science Programme in Environmental Management and Sustainability Science at Aalborg University is directed at science and engineering students who are interested in topics related to sustainability and environmental management. The programme is designed to meet these new challenges, by integrating inputs from the social and human sciences into the study of planning and engineering

The Master of Science Programme in Environmental Management & Sustainability Science combines a theoretical orientation with practical project work. This means that you achieve hands-on experience with a range of practical techniques in areas like:
  • Environmental planning
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental management systems (EMS)
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Life cycle assessment (LCA)
  • Energy analysis and planning.
You will be able to use different tools for project design, environmental monitoring, quality control and evaluation as well as planning. Furthermore, you will be trained in using cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness methods.

The programme provides you with an understanding of the social and political implications of planning and management within the environmental field. This includes an understanding of the relationships between companies and stakeholders, the environmental challenges facing businesses operating on international markets, and an introduction to various types of environmental regulations.

Career Opportunities  

Joining the Master in Environmental Management you will find career opportunities in private consultancy firms and private companies as well as public organisations and international organisations.

Examples of job offers for graduates from Master in Environmental Management
  • Environment Manager
  • Environmental Consultants
  • CSR Manager 
  • Regional Environmental Advisor 
  • Principal Environmental / Sustainability Consultant 
  • Environmental Officer  

About the Degree

You can study the programme both as a guest student at the first and/or second semester or as a Master student following the entire two-year degree programme.


To enter this master programme - either as a guest or full-degree student - you must have a relevant bachelor degree.

The Bachelor´s degree in Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning at Aalborg University gives you direct access to the programme. Other relevant bachelor degrees could be within engineering or natural sciences.

However all applications for the Master programme are evaluated individually and the relevancy of the Bachelor´s degree is evaluated through this process.

In addition, documentation will be required to verify that your proficiency in English is at an acceptable level. 
Read more about the language requirements of Aalborg University

Apply directly at Aalborg University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn | EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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