The postgraduate Master Program is intended as a 3 semester full-time Master’s degree program comprises of 8 core course modules (54 ECTS), 2 optional course modules (12 ECTS), a Master thesis (20 ECTS) and a thesis defense (4 ECTS), adding up to a total of 90 ECTS.

A typical module accounts for 6 ECTS. The core modules M1, M2, M3, M6 and M7 will be offered during the first semester of the program, core modules M4 and M5 as well as the optional modules will be offered during the second semester.
The third semester will be devoted to the writing of the Master thesis and the final exam.

Module Title ECTS Sequencing
Core modules      
M1 Introduction to Sustainable Development 6 Semester 1
M2 Global Political Economy and Economic Development 6 Semester 1
M3 Global Political Economy of the State and Institutions 6 Semester 1
M4 Society-Nature Relations and Natural Resources 6 Semester 2
M5 Poverty, Inequality and the Social Dimension of Development 6 Semester 2
M6 Inclusive & Sustainable Industrial Development 6 Semester 1
M7 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods 10 Semester 1
M8 Master Thesis Seminar
8 Semester 2, 3
Optional modules (2 modules to be selected from list)      
M9a Development Planning and Industrial Policies 6 Semester 2
M9b International and Development Finance 6 Semester 2
M9c Industrial Relations, Labour and Human Rights in a Globalizing World 6 Semester 2
M9d Advanced Approaches to Socio-Ecological Transformation 6 Semester 2
M9e Special Topics in Sustainable Development 6 Semester 2, 3
Master Thesis   20 Semester 3
Thesis Defense   4 Semester 3
Total   90