(MSc) in Circular Economy

Master's degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

(MSc) in Circular Economy


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about the MSCE

The International Master's Programme on Circular Economy (CIRCLE) is a 2 year (120 ECTS) Erasmus Mundus master study and is taught in English. 

The objective is to offer an international and interdisciplinary Master's programme at the highest level, to candidates that seek to make an essential contribution to the transition towards a resource-efficient and sustainable society. 

The programme admits 16 students every year, and provides them with an interdisciplinary approach to environmental sustainability with emphasis on research and practical problem solving to achieve a circular economy. The programme includes a mobility scheme, allowing students to experience the international expertise in Circular Economy in Europe and beyond. 

The international profile and academic acknowledgement of the study consortium ensures competences and skills of the students, increasing their employability. The academic partners in CIRCLE comprises universities from three continents and seven countries. Each student will spend at least one semester (30 ECTS) at two different EU partner universities. 

You can read more about the programme at the CIRCLE website →



Degree: Master of Science

Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS

Programcode: MSCE

Restricted addmission: Yes

Language of instruction: English

Host Facultyr: Faculty of Engineering

Host Department: Department of energy and process engineering

Industrial Ecology Programme

City: Graz (Austria), Trondheim (Norway), Delft (Netherlands), Leiden (Netherlands), Gothenburg (Sweden), Tokyo (Japan), Bejing (China), Perth (Australia)

Application deadline: January 15th