Societal Transitions

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Are you eager to reduce inequalities? Would you like to contribute to solving the energy crisis? Do you want to dedicate your (work) life to ensuring just and sustainable futures for all? Then the Master Societal Transitions is for you. The master educates you to become a transformative leader, capable of understanding, interpreting and actually working on complex societal sustainability challenges.

Key Facts & Figures

Mode of study
Instruction language
1 year
Study points (EC)
Start date
Application Deadline (EEA)
31 July
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The study programme in a nutshell

The Master Societal Transitions combines core courses that bring in state-of-the art knowledge from transition management, philosophy, economics, management, leadership, law, public administration and sociology, with reflexive tracks that support personal learning processes through intervision, dialogue and learning diaries. Throughout the program academic and tacit knowledge is combined and integrated, and students will be challenged with analytical and applied assignments and projects.

Why this study

What you will learn

The master provides you with the necessary knowledge to embrace complex, systemic, persistent (un)sustainability issues, and helps develop the competences to engage with diverse societal actors in an entrepreneurial, design-oriented, and transition-minded way. You will build a professional profile based on sustainability values, apply your knowledge and competences in a real-world context and empower societal transitions towards a sustainable and just society in co-creation with other professionals (peers, teachers, researchers, societal stakeholders).

Programme overview

Is this the right programme for you?

  • Do you want to become a transformative leader who works on a just and sustainable society?
  • Do you want to learn to connect scientific knowledge with knowledge from practice?
  • Do you want to design an intervention for a sustainability challenge as your graduation project (instead of writing a thesis)?
  • Are you looking to develop your skills in reflexivity, co-creation, leadership, experimentation, critical thinking and personal development?

Have you answered ‘yes!’ to the above questions? Then the Master Societal Transitions is probably a great fit for you! Learn more about the programme during the Master Open Day.

Career opportunities after graduation

Studying Societal Transitions at Erasmus University Rotterdam will jumpstart your career as transformative leader across business, government, civil society, communities and academia in support of just societal and sustainability transitions.

This could be your future

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