Why study Global Environmental and Sustainability Studies at Leuphana College?
Studying the Global Environmental and Sustainability Studies major in an international setting you will acquire the knowledge to scientifically explain and assess global climate and environmental problems. Moreover, you will learn to understand the social values, guidelines and behavioural patterns which generate these problems, gain power of judgment and develop new approaches for a gentler processing of natural resources.
- Final degree: Bachelor of Science
- Extent: 180 CP according to ECTS
- Duration: 6 semesters
- Start of course: October of each year (winter semester)
- Teaching and assessment language of the major (main subject): English
- Tuition fees: none
- Semester contribution: approx. EUR 350
- Admission restriction: yes
What is the structure of Global Environmental and Sustainability Studies at Leuphana College?
The Global Environmental and Sustainability Studies BSc (Single Hons) begin with the Leuphana Semester, which you complete together with the other first-year students at College. In this interdisciplinary first semester you will acquire the basics of a scientific course of study and at the same time receive an introduction to your Global Environmental and Sustainability Studies major.
Starting in the second semester, you supplement your Global Environmental and Sustainability Studies major with a minor – a second field of knowledge, such as Philosophy, Psychology and Society, Spatial Sciences or Economics. Your minor allows you to specialise specifically or to expand your Global Environmental and Sustainability Studies major by an interdisciplinary field of application.
Parallel to your major (main subject) and minor (subsidiary subject), you will take courses in Complementary Studies. Complementary Studies allow you to test ways of thinking and working in other disciplines and in this way increase your interdisciplinary competences: For example, you can experience project management up close when organising a music festival.
How to apply at Leuphana College?
The Bachelor degree programme at Leuphana College can only be started in the winter term (1st of October until 31st of March). If you would like to complete a Bachelor degree at Leuphana College but do not have a German university entrance qualification, you must apply via the application service for international students, uni-assist, in Berlin.
The College runs a two-stage admission process for applicants from European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA). In the first stage, extra-curricular accomplishments are also taken into account alongside your university entrance qualification grade. You can increase your chances of admission by taking an admission test and attending an admission interview in stage 2.
Applicants from countries outside the EU and the EEA are admitted exclusively on the basis of the average grade of their university entrance qualification.
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