Master Circular Economy Full-time

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The program starts 1 September 2024 and 1 September 2025

The economy of the future no longer relies on maximizing profits. Instead, it is based on reproducing, recycling, and reusing. In this masters in circular economy, you help international companies transition to sustainable business practices.

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Why study Circular Economy at HAN University of Applied Sciences?

Unique sustainability masters

This is the only sustainability masters in the Netherlands with a focus on the circular economy.

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Linked to the field

In this masters in Circular Economy, you co-create real products and processes for international clients within and outside the region.

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Pair up with a fellow student whose undergraduate studies were quite different than your own. Explore problems from different angles and benefit from each other's expertise.

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Research is design-oriented. You learn how to analyze international organizations and how to implement change within the professional field.


Tailored to your needs

HAN University of Applied Sciences gives you flexibility in this masters. You design part of the program based on knowledge and skills, completely tailored to your needs!

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Meet us!

Do you have doubts? Come to the next Open Evening on June 5, 2024, and ask all your questions to our teachers and students. Does that take too long, or do you want to know more about your personal study path? Then make an appointment for a consultation with a study advisor. This way, you can assess all your expectations before making a final decision

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Circular Economy master in numbers

    12Months of studyin fulltime
    16-20Contact hoursaverage per week
    25Hours of self-studyaverage per week

What do you learn?

This circular economy degree gives you invaluable knowledge and practical experience. You'll work on real sustainability issues in an international context. Learn and work together with an international team of students, lecturers, and professionals. Gain the skills to help companies and organizations become future-proof.

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16 November 2024

Online Open Day

Our Online Open Day was on 23 March 2024. Did you miss it? No worries! We’ve recorded sessions of our talk shows about visa, housing, admission, scholarships, student life and more. So you can watch our videos wherever and whenever you like.

The next Online Open Day is on 16 November 2024. Want to be notified when registrations for the next Online Open Day open? Pre-register for November so you’ll get a mail from us when you can secure your spot for the Online Open Day. Don't miss this chance to connect with HAN students, lecturers and ask all of your questions.

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What can you do with this sustainability masters?

It’s a no-brainer that companies and organizations have to make the transition to sustainable business practices. With a masters in Circular Economy at HAN University of Applied Sciences, you know how to deal with sustainability issues in an international context. As a change agent, you don't just help international companies innovate. You also make invaluable contributions to preserving the environment and mitigating the climate crisis.

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Why study in the Netherlands?

Planning to study in the Netherlands? The Netherlands has a large population of international students so you won’t feel alone. In fact, 1 in 10 students at Dutch universities is an international student. Why do so many international students pursue their education at universities in Holland? Because the Netherlands has excellent, affordable higher education. It also has a thriving economy (17th in the world) so there are plenty of job opportunities. What’s more, the Dutch are open-minded and almost everyone speaks English.

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Dutch way of learning

The atmosphere in a Dutch classroom is quite informal and your lecturers are easy to talk to. In fact, at Dutch universities like HAN, you’re seen as a partner in the learning process. Class sizes are small and your lecturers encourage you to actively participate in class. To ask questions. To give your own opinion. They also stimulate you to be creative. And to discover things for yourself.

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Discover the city of Arnhem

Arnhem is the green and bustling capital of the province of Gelderland. With a population of around 160,000, the city has plenty to offer. Whether you’re into fashion or history, museums or pubs, concerts or nightclubs. And with its lovely green surroundings, you can also enjoy nature at its best. Safe and friendly student cities are just one of the 7 reasons to study at HAN.

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The location

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  • HAN Arnhem campus

    Ruitenberglaan 31
    6826 CC Arnhem
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Contact us

Got a question? Contact us at ASK HAN. We're happy to help!

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Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 17:00

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