Second round of application is open for our Master’s in Global Challenges for Sustainability!

Poster of the CHARM-EU master's in Global Challenges for Sustainability
Mon, 13/03/2023 - 14:43

CHARM-EU has just opened the second round of application for joining its special transdisciplinary master’s programme focusing on sustainability challenges. If you are interested in an innovative and truly international educational journey, learn more and apply until 21 March 2023.

The joint CHARM-EU Master’s programme is open to students coming from all disciplinary backgrounds interested in learning and solving real societal challenges in connection with sustainability. The programme has several unique aspects, including a flexible course structure, a truly international environment with integrated mobility options, a broad content focus as well as a strong emphasis on inclusiveness and challenge-based learning.

Water, food and health

The master's in Global Challenges for Sustainability has a transdisciplinary character and focuses on concrete social issues on water, food and health. The programme consists of three compulsory phases. In the ‘preparatory phase’, the focus is on acquiring general skills, especially in the field of sustainability, social innovation and transdisciplinary research. Then, in the 'flexible phase', students choose a module on water, food or life & health. In the 'capstone phase', students do a project on a sustainability challenge, in cooperation with a social partner. The 90ECTS programme lasts 1.5 years and is a unique opportunity to obtain an accredited master’s degree jointly awarded by five CHARM-EU partner universities.

Mobility as a key feature

Mobility is a norm in CHARM-EU and is embedded in the curricula, thus students will be offered a predefined set of mobility options. Students start the programme at one of the participating universities. In phase two and three, students can broaden their horizons and continue their studies at one of the partners. In all three phases, the teaching is hybrid, with a combination of face-to-face and virtual synchronous and asynchronous learning.

Who can apply? 

The master’s in Global Challenges for Sustainability is aimed at graduates of any discipline from diverse backgrounds. Applicants will need to hold at least a bachelor’s degree or a recognised equivalent. An English language certification (C1) is necessary for programme admission. In the case of students with a French License, they will need an additional 30 ECTS for admission. This is subject to changes in French legal requirements.

Why should you apply?

The master’s in Global Challenges for Sustainability is designed to enable students to work in areas such as social innovation, sustainable entrepreneurship, project management or research as it aligns learning outcomes with the needs of industry, business and civil society and promotes a broad set of skills suitable for the labour market. External partners and stakeholders also contribute to the programme enabling students to connect with the business and social sectors, to build a strong network and to be prepared to work with companies and institutions around the world.

Taking part in the programme is also a unique opportunity to obtain an accredited master’s degree jointly awarded by five CHARM-EU universities: the University of Barcelona, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Trinity College Dublin, Utrecht University, and the University of Montpellier.

Further information 

To learn more, watch here the information session about the Master's. You can apply on the website of the programme until the 21st of March. If you have a specific question, please send an email to

Download the press release here.