- What is the updated schedule?
The degrowth masters will run from 10 January 2022 till 22 July 2022, split into 2 terms with the first term finishing on 22 April 2022 and the second term beginning on 2 May 2022. The final master project will be due by December, with the possibility to be extended beyond that date.
- When will the classes be held?
The classes will be held on weekdays from 14 to 16:30 Central European time. The classes will also be recorded and can be viewed later on in case you miss a few of them. The tentative calendar can be downloaded at the bottom of this page
- What is the expected time commitment?
The time commitment for each ECTS is a maximum of 25 hours. For every 2.5 hours of class, one can expect to spend up to 7.5 hours on preparatory reading and assignments/evaluations.
- What does the part-time schedule look like?
For the part-time option, you can choose half the courses in the first year, and the rest in the second year, depending on your time availability. In this case, you would be asked to pay once the enrollment portal is open for the courses you would be taking in the first year (66 euros/ECTS).
- How will students be graded?
The type of evaluation will be decided by the module coordinator and the teachers of each module. It can range from essays, book reports, creative outputs, group presentations, etc.
- Would we have to produce a final thesis?
A thesis (final master project) is required to be submitted to get the degree, which will be due in December, with the possibility of extension.
- Are there any scholarships available?
We, unfortunately, don´t have any scholarships available at the moment. (This type of masters is known as the self-financed master under the Spanish university system- which basically means that all the administrative costs and payment of teachers is dependent on the student enrollment fees.)
- When can we expect to enroll/pay the enrollment fees?
There was a cyber attack at the university servers in the beginning of October, and the university IT staff is working very hard to restore all the web pages for the enrollment process to start as soon as possible. We will write to you with detailed information as soon as that is up.
- Is there a detailed syllabus or list of readings for the courses available?
The syllabi for each of the modules will be available on the website soon.
- Am I eligible for the masters? (I have a PhD/bachelor in music, etc etc.)
The course is ideal for those who want to learn more about degrowth, either after their bachelor’s degree, or after they got a master’s degree on a different topic or even started a Ph.D., and want to give a degrowth direction to their research and work. We welcome professionals from all walks of life who want to study degrowth and learn more about it! The course is great for people who want to learn part-time or full-time about alternatives to our current ecological and economic predicaments.
While we aspire to mobilise actors for change and provide the tools and knowledge to think critically and strategize more effectively, we are also aware that our program does not teach someone how to be an activist. This master’s is explicitly research-focused and oriented towards policy-making in the Global North.