Futur students


Degree awarded

Master of Arts (MA) in Foundations and Practices of Sustainability

Objective of the Master

The objective of the Master is to train future protagonists who have the capacity to lead and support the transition of our societies towards ecologically and socially sustainable solutions. It aims to transmit the tools needed for analysis and reflection as well as the know-how required to establish a link between theoretical principles and innovative practices capable of meeting the challenges of the ecological transition.

Career prospects

  • Consultancy firms specialising in sustainability strategies
  • Public administrations responsible for environmental policy
  • Associations and movements dedicated to environmental protection
  • Research institutions
  • Environmental management in companies
  • Journalism
  • Starting your own business


ECTS credits : 120 | Duration : 4 semesters | Teaching language : French. Recommended level: C1

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The candidate must satisfy the conditions for registration and enrolment at the University of Lausanne and hold a Bachelor’s degree awarded by a Swiss or foreign university. After reviewing the application file, a study upgrade may be requested. If the upgrade exceeds 60 credits, admission is refused. Holders of a BSc in Geosciences and Environment from the University of Lausanne are admitted without conditions.

In order to apply for the Master of Arts in Foundations and Practices of Sustainability, you have to complete your application file and send it within the official delays to the Admissions Service of the University of Lausanne: www.unil.ch/immat

Enrolment and final dates for start of courses in Mid-September 2024 :

  • Applications to be submitted before 30 April 2024 to the Admissions Office
  • Candidates for a Master’s programme, needing a study visa : 28 February 2024

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Study Plan and Regulations 2023

(only in French)

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