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Environmental and Energy Management

University of Twente

Master Postgraduate Leeuwarden

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Economics, commerce, management and accounting
Course summary The one-year, English-taught Environmental & Energy Management Master’s will equip you to lead, manage and govern socio-technological change processes related to energy, water and the environment.
Course description In this one-year, English-taught Master’s programme you will become an expert in the management and governance of three crucial, interrelated natural resources: the environment, energy and water. Today’s challenges – for example, climate change, resource depletion and urbanization – call for professionals able to organize, manage and lead socio-technological change. This combined focus on thinking and doing lies at the heart of the MEEM programme. A uniquely social science-oriented Master’s, the programme will provide you with knowledge, skills and competencies in disciplines like Management, Public Administration, Governance and Law. It focuses on the administrative, organizational and technical causes underlying water, environmental or energy problems – and on strategies for controlling these problems and stimulating sustainable development. We offer three specializations: Energy Management, Environmental Management or Water Governance. On graduation you will be equipped to work in multi-disciplinary business, government, consultancy or research teams and able to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate water, environmental or energy management programmes, policies and projects.
Study subjects The programme integrates business, policy and technology perspectives. The main subjects are Management; Environmental and Energy Management (incl ISO); Environmental and Energy Policy and Law; Cleaner Production and Cleaner Technologies; Renewable Energy (technologies); Corporate Social Responsibility and Stakeholders; Sustainable Development; Communication and Management Skills; Research Skills.
Course objectives The programme aims to prepare future decision-makers in companies, governments and NGOs for analysing and acting in an environmentally pro-active way when making decisions about policy, production and resources. Graduates can work as internal / external consultants, environmental or energy (project) team members, civil servants and researchers specialised in environmental and energy management.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 1 year(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, lecture, research project, self evaluation, self study, tutorial, working group, workshop
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Behavioural, Management and Social sciences
Information about the institution The University of Twente is where talent can best realize its full potential. Students and staff are the key. Together they ensure pioneering research, relevant innovation and inspiring education.


Admission requirements
  1. Bachelor's degree in (related) natural, technical, environmental or social sciences. Other degrees when combined with relevant work experience.
  2. Recommended.
  3. Basic understanding of chemistry (high school level). Good communication skills. Interest in environmental and energy issues.
  4. At least a Bachelor's degree in a related discipline in the natural, technical, environmental or social sciences (if applicable, 2nd class or higher).
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English C1
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL internet based 90
Professional experience required -
Duration 1 year(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2019 1 Jul 2019 1 May 2019
1 Sep 2020 1 Jul 2020 1 May 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 Jul 2021 1 May 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083€ 12000€ 12000
2020 (FT)€ 2083€ 12250€ 12250

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), Erasmus+ Master Loan Scheme, University of Twente Scholarship, Holland Scholarship, WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Nature Conservation, Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP), UAF: Foundation for Refugee Students, DUO Tuition and Course Grant, John Monash Scholarships, Erasmus+ Exchange (Australia), New Holland Scholarship Australia, Education for Nature Program (EFN) – Professional Development Grant (PDG), LPDP Indonesia, StuNed - Master, CONACyT Scholarship, GI Bill Scholarship (U.S. Veteran Affairs), Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (U.S.A. Veteran Affairs)

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