Circular Economy

Master's degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Circular Economy

A giant horn made by NTNU facing the fjord

About Circular Economy

About the programme

The International Master's Programme on Circular Economy (CIRCLE) is a 2 years (120 ECTS) Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree Programme that is taught in English. 

The objective is to offer an international and interdisciplinary Master's Degree Programme at the highest level, to you who 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 you 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. 

Study at least at two EU universities

The Master's Degree programme in Circular Economy is a collaboration between universities from three continents and seven countries. Each student will spend at least one semester (30 ECTS) at two different EU partner universities. 

The international profile and academic acknowledgement of the study consortium ensures competences and skills of the students, increasing their employability. 

The universities participating in the Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree Programme in Circular Economy are:

The coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree Programme in Circular Economy is University of Graz.

You will find more Information about study tracks, programme structures and courses on the CIRCLE webpage.

Read more about the programme

Job Prospects

Occupational areas, for which the competences are developed, are highly connected to the chosen specialization and include the academic, private, public and half-public sector.

Typical occupational areas of the graduates are: 

  • administration
  • environmental and management consultancy
  • industrial companies (e.g. product design, waste management)
  • international organisations
  • management
  • teaching as well as vocational training and continuing education
  • quality assurance
  • service industry (e.g. tourism)
  • scientific Research



Degree: Master of Science

Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MSCE
Restricted admission: Yes
Language of instruction: English

Application deadline: 15th January

Location: NTNU (Trondheim), and partner universities