Green Career: Courses and Vacancies

Green Career: Courses and Vacancies

Green Office wants to support students to develop themselves as working professionals. We do this by promoting courses about sustainability and by sharing vacancies for sustainable internships, jobs and other opportunities. Many interesting vacancies can be found on our Linkedin page.

We have collected all courses that are taught in the upcoming period and are related to sustainability. We will update this list for every period before the registration deadline, so you can always check it out if you are interested in a green career! The registration deadline for period 5 in 2023 is the 19th of February.

Period 5:

Environmental Quality and Governance (ENP35806) 

Pre-required knowledge: As students participating in this course can have a variety of backgrounds (e.g. in fields like ecology, policy making and environmental sociology, or environmental toxicology and water quality) no specific knowledge is assumed. We assume that you have a BSc degree in one of the fields named above. Besides, we expect you are eager to learn more about the 'other' fields of science and how different disciplines relate. You understand that an interdisciplinary approach is vital for everyone aspiring to a future in environmental management. 

The Politics of Healthy and Sustainable Food (PAP31806) 

Pre-required knowledge: None. This course is designed for students with a non-social science background. Students with a social science background who are interested in food politics and/or debating are welcome to participate but should expect some conceptual overlap with previous courses.  

Environmental Psychology (GEO36306) 

Pre-required knowledge: None mentioned 

Economics of EU policies for sustainability transitions (AEP30306) 

Pre-required knowledge: AEP-20306 Economics of Agribusiness or ECH-21806 Microeconomics 

Economics of Urban Environmental Challenges (UEC32306) 

Pre-required knowledge: This course builds on introductory courses in environmental economics, urban economics, and/or microeconomics such as ENR-21306 so it is assumed that students are familiar with concepts such as spatial inequality, climate change impacts, utility functions, supply and demand curves, externalities, and public goods. 

Environment and Development (ENP33306) 

Pre-required knowledge: Students are expected to have knowledge about environmental science (and ideally social theory), preferably in relation to the interaction between local and global development contexts. They should preferably have completed at least one previous social science course relating to the environment and/or development and/or social theory. YRM-20306 Research Methodology in Environmental Science. 

Environmental Economics and Environmental Policy (ENR20306)

Pre-required knowledge: An introduction course in economics (e.g. DEC-10306 Economics) and knowledge of basic calculus (e.g. MAT-14803 Mathematics 1). 

Environmental Economics for Environmental Sciences (ENR21306) 

Pre-required knowledge: As a background, ENP-10806 Environmental Policy Instruments or some basic understanding of (micro-) economic theory would be useful, but not mandatory. However, knowledge of basic mathematic calculus  (e.g. MAT-14803, but this is also covered in many high schools) is strongly recommended. 

Environmental Process Engineering (ETE26806) 

Pre-required knowledge: MAT-14903 Mathematics 2, MAT-15003 Mathematics 3, ETE-10806 Introduction Environmental Technology 

Regional Environmental Management (ESA31306)

Pre-required knowledge: ESA-22806 Environmental Systems Analysis: Methods and Applications 

Sociological Perspectives on Environmental Change (ENP32806)

Pre-required knowledge: Environmental Economics and Policy; International Environmental Policy; Introduction Sociology. 

Property Rights, Natural Resources and Conflict (SDC31306) 

Pre-required knowledge: This course is a restricted optional for MID students, but is also open to students from other programs, provided they have a sound basic knowledge of social scientific theory, methods and perspectives, and have learned to read and interpret social scientific literature. 

Natural Hazards and Disasters (SDC35306) 

Pre-required knowledge: A characteristic of this course is that students have a variety of scientific backgrounds ranging from natural to social sciences (e.g.: ecology, land and water management, water quality, soil science, meteorology, forestry, environmental engineering, policy making, sociology, communication, development studies). Consequently, no specific background knowledge is required. We expect you are eager to learn more about the 'other' fields of science and what the importance is of these different disciplines. You appreciate that this is an SDC course and therefore will emphasise the social side of disaster, but also acknowledge that an interdisciplinary approach is vital for everyone who wants to contribute to understanding and managing disaster risks. 

The Sociology of Farming and Rural Life (RSO30806) 

Pre-required knowledge: Students are expected to have basic knowledge on social theory and development theory, e.g. as taught in the following courses: RSO-20806 Agricultural and Rural Development: Sociological Perspectives; RSO-21306 Political Sociology for Development; ENP-31806 Globalization and Sustainability of Food Production and Consumption or equivalent background. Students without this knowledge are requested to contact the course coordinator to discuss possibilities for filling this gap.