Campus Hamm/Münster, Campus Rhineland
Applied Sustainability Management M.Sc- full-time

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • 3 Semesters
  • on campus
  • 90 ECTS
  • €590/Month
  • multiple locations
  • New
  • without NC
  • Job/family compatible

You want to take on social responsibility and help build and shape the world of tomorrow today. Then start your Master's programme in Applied Sustainability Management now.

  • English
  • summer and winter semester
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Your course content
What you will learn

The global world is in a constant process of change - a good CO₂ balance, recyclability and energy-efficient production, logistics and goods are important success factors in business today. The result is: sustainable factors continue to rise. In our Master's programme "Applied Sustainability Management" you will learn to assess, develop and implement aspects of sustainability. You will be enabled to think and act with foresight. In addition to the theoretical aspects, your teaching will focus on insights and development processes for project management, communication and international cooperation as well as transformation processes. 

Specifically, you will learn: 

  • Design transformation processes for sustainable social development and manage their implementation.
  • Analyse and evaluate structures and processes with regard to social, ecological and economic aspects.
  • Identify, discuss and implement the political, economic and social impacts, conflicts and potential solutions to the challenges of sustainability

Classroom sessions take place in blocks every 3 weeks during the semester. In addition, courses take place twice a week in the evening (approx. 18.00 - 20.00 pm).

In the Master's programme "Applied Sustainability Management" you will acquire knowledge in theoretical concepts of sustainability research as well as intensive practice-relevant expertise in selected disciplines of ecology, economics and sociology. In the second semester, you have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in various subject areas, for example in sustainable food management, sustainable energy production or sustainable supply chains. Due to the international orientation of the Master's programme, you will be optimally equipped for the upcoming tasks in the field of sustainability and its transformation in the national as well as in the international environment.

The Master's programme focuses on the following topics:

  • Sustainability concepts,
  • Ethical and socio-political aspects of sustainability in corporate management processes,
  • Sustainable supply chains and SCM Transformation of the self, society and business processes.
  • In-depth focal points (as elective modules) in the area of technology, food industry, energies, entrepreneurship, clinics, etc.


Your career prospects
Our innovative approach that pays off

A rethinking has taken place in society and companies, institutions and service providers are also increasingly focusing on the topic of 'sustainability'. The demand for qualified professionals in this field will continue to increase in the future. With our new Master's programme "Applied Sustainability Management", you will be able to meet this demand as a specialist. The programme prepares you to work in various areas of sustainability. You will be able to familiarise yourself with different fields of work and will be equipped with the necessary skills to analyse and optimise complex systems and implement new solutions. Based on your elective module, you will become an expert in a sustainability field. You will qualify for comprehensive activities in the following areas, among others:

  • Sustainability management and transformation processes
  • Strategic management
  • Innovation management
  • and project management.

The completion of the Master's programme also entitles you to a doctorate and thus to a professional qualification for an academic career.

5 full scholarships (100%) and five partial scholarships (50%) to be awarded

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we award five full scholarships (100%) and five partial scholarships (50%) for this degree program.

Here's what you need to do:

  • Apply in our application portal for the study program Applied Sustainability Management (if you have not already done so). It is necessary that fullfil the study requirements.
  • In the application process you will be asked to submit a letter of motivation. Describe to the jury here why you qualify for the scholarship! What is your motivation and how have you been involved in sustainable projects so far? If you have already applied in advance, you can send your motivation letter to This text should be between 1500 and 6000 characters long.
  • Deadline for submitting the motivation letter is August 15th, 2022.

What happens next?

  • Our applicant management will check your application and send you a contract if the requirements are met.
  • Please sign and return this contract.
  • Our jury will decide who will receive the scholarships by August 31st, 2022. The scholarship holders will be informed by us.
  • All other contractual arrangements remain unaffected by the scholarship.

What does the scholarship include?

Full Scholarship:

  •  The full scholarship covers the monthly tuition fees of € 590.00 for the standard period of study (3 semesters). (Savings of 10,620 €).
  • The registration fees are to be paid by the student.

Partial scholarship:

  • The partial scholarship covers 50% of the monthly tuition fees in the amount of 590,00 € for the standard period of study (3 semesters). A saving of 5,310 €.
  • The registration fees are to be paid by the student.

Scholarships are not paid out, but are offset as part of the tuition fees payable.

To note:
The scholarships are exclusively valid for the master's program Applied Sustainability Management at SRH North Rhine-Westphalia (Campus Hamm/Münster and SRH Campus Rhineland) for the winter semester 2022/23.

Take your chance and apply for the scholarship now. We wish you good luck and keep your fingers crossed!

The following curriculum / study plan is for orientation - deviations are possible Your curriculum

3 Semester 90 ECTS
1. Semester

Sustainability - The Basics | Sustainable Business and Governance | Psychological and Social Transformation

  • Sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals 3
  • Ethics & Social Sciences 4
  • Environmental Protection 3
  • Sustainable Business Development   4
  • Sustainable Business: Data Analysis and Models  3
  • Sustainable Strategic Management: Concepts and Perspectives   3
  • Human Behavior, Transformation and Communication 3
  • Global Eco-Social Problems 4
  • Personal Competences   3
2. Semester

Transformation of Ecosystems | Areas of Sustainability 1 | Areas of Sustainability 2

  • Ecological Impact Of Climate Change 4
  • Environmental Technology 3
  • Environmental Law 3
  • Select two electives from the following courses in the "Areas of Sustainability I" module 10
  • Fair Trade (elective modul 1) 5
  • Renewable Energy Systems (elective modul 2) 5
  • Sustainable Agriculture (elective modul 3) 5
  • Green Fashion (elective modul 4) 5
  • Sustainable Health Management (elective modul 5) 5
  • Select two electives from the following courses in the "Areas of Sustainability II" module. 10
  • Sustainable Water Management (elective modul 1) 5
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management (elective modul 2) 5
  • Sustainable Urban Development (elective modul 3) 5
  • Sustainable Mobility (elective modul 4) 5
  • Sustainability Food Industry (elective modul 5) 5

*In the modules 'Areas of Sustainability I' and 'Areas of Sustainability II', two elective modules with 5 CPs each are selected. In total, you will achieve a sum of 10 CPs per module.

3. Semester

Transformation Of Society | Master Applied Research Project | Masterthesis

  • Sustainable Social Governance   5
  • Business Transformation And Change Management 5
  • Master-Thesis and Colloquium 20

Admission requirements
Our requirements

For an application you need

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent university degree (e.g. Diploma) with a minimum of 180 credit points (ECTS) or at least 210 CP (further information under 'Admission requirements in detail')
  • CV
  • Photo
  • Health insurance certificate
  • certification of proficiency in English (e. g. IELTS 6.5, a TOEFL score of at least 600 (pbT) / 80 (ibT), or other verification (for instance, via an interview). This requirement is waived for students from countries where English is the official language of education.

Important information: Please verify the specific visa deadlines for your country before beginning studies in Germany. You will only be able to enroll at the university if you have a visa valid for study in Germany. Please contact the German embassy in your home country to obtain the specific deadlines.

Upon presentation of a Bachelor's degree with:

A) 180 CP and less than 1 year of qualified work experience:

Qualifying examination + an internship of at least 1 year in a sustainability-relevant professional field of not less than 10 hours/week prior to or during your studies.
You complete your Master's degree with a total of 270 CP. 

B) 180 CP and 1 year of qualified work experience:

Qualifying examination + recognition of 15 CP through the professional experience + possibility of acquiring another 15 CP through participation in other modules of the higher education offer with reference to topics of the study programme at Master's level.
You complete your Master's degree with a total of 300 CP. 


C) 180 CP and 2 years of qualified professional experience:

Qualifying examination + recognition of 30 CP through the qualified professional experience.
You complete your Master's degree with a total of 300 CP.  

At least good English language skills (≥ B2 level) if the English-language degree program is chosen.

The Master's programme Applied Sustainability Management M.Sc. is aimed at all university graduates with a Bachelor's degree of at least 180 CPs. Due to its block structure, the programme can be studied full-time, alongside a job and/or family. It is aimed at all those who, after completing a Bachelor's degree, would like to further their education and qualifications in the field of sustainability and transformation management, either directly or with existing professional experience.

Fees and Funding
Your tuition fees

Study fees

  • 590 Euro per month* + one-off registration fee of 480 Euro*

The monthly fee remains the same throughout the entire study period. A one-off registration fee of 480 Euro* is charged at the beginning of the course, which is usually payable with the first monthly semester fee.

*For EU/EEA nationals including Switzerland and the Western Balkans. Students from non-EU/EEA countries always pay the full semester fee in advance and a registration fee of 750 Euro.
Please note: non-EU/EEA-citizens will be asked to pay the amount for 12 months of the respective course fees as well as the one-time registration fee in advance. It is also mandatory for the student to pay the amount for 12 months of the respective course fees for an additional year at the latest 3 months before the start of the new academic year.

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Application process and deadlines

1. You can apply easy by clicking on the button 'Apply' on our website and you will be linked to our SRH application portal.
2. You can register online on our SRH application portal and will be guided through the application process.  
3.  After you have sent your application, we will check your admission.
4. If you fulfill the requirements, you will receive a contract from us by post or email. You will also receive an overview of the documents we still need from you.
5. You sign your study contract and send it back to us together with the missing documents.
6. You will receive your certificate of enrolment after we received your fees on our University bank account.  
7. You take part in our introductory week and start your dream study programme!

There is no deadline for enrolment. You have the choice to apply whenever you want. But to guarantee a smooth process, we highly recommend to apply as soon as possible.
Important information: Please verify the specific visa deadlines for your country for beginning studies in Germany. You will only be able to enrol at the university if you have a visa valid for study in Germany. Please contact the German embassy in your home country to obtain the specific deadlines.

For a better future

Our sustainability strategy is launched

We are officially certified as "climate positive". SRH University of Applied Sciences in North Rhine-Westphalia is now one of only a few universities in Germany to receive the "climate positive" seal.

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