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Climate Adaptation Governance


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Identify how societies are impacted by climate change. Understand how transformative change and governance can address these impacts. Learn directly from the stakeholders playing a key role in advancing climate adaptation.Be part of the solution and join the Climate Adaptation Governance track of our MSc in Cultural Geography!Accelerated climate change and wide-ranging global risks such as biodiversity loss and global pandemics require fundamental transformations of how our societies are organised and interact with the environment. We need to adapt to these risks and foster increased resilience. These efforts will require culturally-sensitive and transdisciplinary approaches to governance to bring about enduring change.In this master's programme, you will take specialised courses in governance as well as in urban and community-based adaptation. After taking advanced skills training courses in intervention impact assessments, data collection, and analytical methods, you will conduct field research on a topic of relevance to climate adaptation governance and write your Master’s thesis.→ Explore stories featuring Climate Adaptation Governance students, alumni, and professors on our blog!MSc Cultural GeographyClimate Adaptation Governance at Campus Fryslân, located in the city of Leeuwarden, is a track within the MSc in Cultural Geography. The programme offers two tracks: Susta




Master of Science


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,800

€ 19,900


Application requirements

Please use this step-by-step guide for more information regarding your eligibility and your specific application procedure:

The programme is open to students with an academic bachelor degree in geography, or social sciences with some background knowledge in geography, including at least 10 ECTS in statistics and research methods.

Sufficient English language proficiency is required, except for native speakers of the English language from the following countries: United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands. The following documents are valid: - Full English Bachelor's degree*, where the only language of instruction is English. - TOEFL: a minimum score of 90 with a minimum of 18 on reading and listening, 20 on speaking and 21 on writing, - IELTS: a minimum score of 6.5

Language requirements

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,800
€ 19,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 Jul '24 1 May '24
1 Sep '25 1 Jul '25 1 May '25
1 Sep '26 1 Jul '26 1 May '26


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Orange Knowledge Programma (OKP)

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Wirdumerdijk 34
8911 CE Leeuwarden
058-205 5000

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