Study Environmental Science and Sustainability
There is no news like environmental news, constantly on the television and in the newspapers; the planet is becoming one of the most talked about topics. From new energy sources to the implementation and enhancement of sustainable practices worldwide - it’s all trending. It’s about time to restore the balance between the Earth and human prosperity. To do so, as a community, it is vital to battle against climate change and natural disasters. The Innovations for Sustainability programme focuses on sustainable development as a framework to analyse and develop innovative solutions for the most important problems of our time. It puts a special emphasis on environmental issues, such as waste, water, energy, biodiversity, sustainable cities and climate change. The programme covers technology, management and policy while putting the focus on natural sciences. Modern teaching and learning methods are used: a modular curriculum, an integrated thematic approach, student-centred learning strategies and competence-based learning. In the latter, concrete situations from professional practice are the starting point for acquiring knowledge and skills. Furthermore students are responsible for their own learning processes, while coached by lecturers.
Main topics and projects:
- Innovations for sustainability
- Environmental risk management
- Energy and waste
- Advanced water technology
- Water treatment and soil remediation
- Where water chain meets water system
- Air quality and climate
- Eco systems management
To qualify for enrolment, you should successfully have completed two years of Bachelor-level study programme in a relevant field. Applicants with a different background may also be eligible for enrolment. Several years of relevant working experience may compensate for a lack of formal qualifications. Moreover, you must have a sufficient knowledge of the English language (e.g. TOEFL exam with a score of 550, IELTS 6.0) and basic computer skills. Some programmes may have additional entry requirements. Applicants with a different background may also be eligible for enrolment. Please visit our website for these extra entry requirements. All qualifications will be assessed and approved for admission by the VHL admissions board.
Certificate EEA € 8.650 / per year*
Certificate non-EEA € 8.650 / per year*
* established by the Dutch Government; subject to change
You will receive a Certificate in Innovations for Sustainability.
Van Hall Larenstein, that has locations in both Leeuwarden and Velp, has been rated the most sustainable University of Applied Sciences! Our University is the only institution in the Netherlands that has received three AISHE stars for all of its bachelor programmes (for all thirteen programmes). AISHE (Auditing Instrument for Sustainability in Higher Education) is an assessment tool for sustainable developments in higher education. A positive assessment leads to a qualification for Sustainable Higher Education. Van Hall Larenstein's CSR-audit was rated at 'Approved' level. CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is a special qualification standard regarding sustainability for Higher Education, based on ISO26000 - the international guideline for social awareness of organizations. Van Hall Larenstein is the first University of Applied Sciences to receive this qualification.
The most sustainable University of Applied Sciences in Holland!
Van Hall Larenstein is a university of applied sciences. We train high-quality, ambitious and innovative professionals who contribute to a more sustainable world. Our curricula focus on the domains Delta Areas and Resources & Food and Dairy. Alongside Bachelor programmes, we...
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