EURECA-PRO launches new Joint Master’s Degree in Responsible Consumption and Production

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Rector Wilfried Eichlseder (centre) and Vice-Rector Peter Moser (2nd from right)
Rector Wilfried Eichlseder (centre) and Vice-Rector Peter Moser (2nd from right) signed the agreement with the representatives of TU Bergakademie Freiberg and the Universidad de León.
Montanuniversität Leoben, TU Bergakademie Freiberg and Universidad de León signed the agreement for the first international Joint Master’s Programme in Responsible Consumption and Production (RCP), launched by EURECA-PRO, starting next academic year 2023/2024.

With the growing importance of natural resources and sustainable development in society at large, in industry and in policy making, the areas of sustainable development, mine reclamation, circular economy and consumer behaviour are becoming increasingly important. In light of these key issues, the European University on Responsible Consumption and Production (EURECA-PRO) has designed a new study programme to equip future graduates with a broad understanding of technological and managerial challenges and to help them integrate sustainability into their field of work.
The Joint Master’s Programme in Responsible Consumption and Production is aimed at students with an interest in Sustainable Development Goal 12 (SDG12) and the management of responsible consumption and production. During the four semesters of their studies, students will have the opportunity to benefit from a holistic and multidisciplinary approach and acquire technical skills with an environmental, social and managerial perspective.
The programme is taught entirely in English and provides students with the opportunity to understand and appreciate different attitudes and perspectives towards sustainability, responsibility in natural resource engineering and management, with a focus on reclamation and life cycle assessment. Students will begin their studies at Montanuniversität Leoben, continue at TU Bergakademie Freiberg and finalise the last module at Universidad de León. The last semester gives students time to focus on their master thesis which can be completed at any of the three partner universities.
Upon completion, graduates will be equipped to work in private or public institutions at national or international level and in a variety of sectors, including mining companies, mining and rehabilitation OEMs, geo-engineering companies, as well as commerce, industry and services. In addition, a European International Master’s degree in this field provides graduates with a specialised and internationally recognised education, giving them a competitive edge in the job market. Employment opportunities are available in international companies and organisations, especially in the field of sustainability.

Hard Facts:

Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MSc)
Programme Duration: 4 semesters, 120 ECTS
Language of Instruction: English
Starting Date: Winter Term 2023/2024 The closing date for applications (winter term 2023/24) is 05 September 2023. The application for admission to the Joint Master’s Programme in Responsible Consumption and Production must include certified copies of academic degrees and transcripts, proof of English language proficiency in the form of a recognised language test (TOEFL with a minimum total score of 83 points (internet-based test); IELTS with a minimum total band score of 6.5), a curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation please use the application page on the website to submit the above documents by the deadline.
For more information, please read the programme brochure which can be found here:­-master-in­-responsib­le-consump­tion-and-p­roduction/