The two-year MSc Program embraces a wide range of topics and is divided into two distinct segments. The focus of the technical and scientific segment lies on the quality management and monitoring of air, water and waste, the management of resources and energy, as well as climate change.

After a general introduction to international relations, the international studies segment deals with the major political, economic and legal issues concerning the environment and sustainable development.


The Master program is presented in modules and requires two academic years. In the first Academic year of the Program participants attend the international studies segment at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. In the second year participants take courses at the TU Wien.


The curriculum consists of modules in the areas of environmental management and technology as well as international studies with legal, economic and political issues.

Master's Thesis

The Master's Thesis is a practice oriented study that should enhance the participant's skills in the field of the subject according to scientific criteria.

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Academic Year - Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Theories of Global Politics
  • Global Environmental Policy
  • Seminar on Global Environmental Policy
  • European Security: Concepts, Challenges, Institutions*
  • History of European Political and Economic Thoughts*
  • National and International Parliamentary Bodies with special emphasis  on the European Parliament*
  • La Construction Européenne*
  • La politique Extérieure de IUE*
  • Contemporary Issues in IR: Russia, Ukraine and the CEEC:
  • Divergent Paths to Democracy - on a one-way ticket?*
  • Current Geo-Strategic Issues*
  • Conflict Resolution in World Politics*

(*Optional Courses)

  • Principles of International Law
  • Institutional Law of the European Union
  • International Economic Law and Institutions
  • International Environmental Law and Institutions aiming at Sustainable Development
  • Human Rights System
  • Selected Areas of Substantive EC-Law*
  • European Law: External Economic Relations and Foreign Policy in the EU*
  • International Organisations and Multilateral Diplomacy*
  • Legal Foundations of International Relations*
  • Human Rights in South-East Europe (the Balkans)*
  • Seminar International Economic Law and Institutions*

(*Optional Courses)

  • Principles of Micro-Economics
  • Principles of Macro-Economics
  • Principles of International Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics*
  • International Trade & Development*
  • International Monetary Economics*
  • Economic Implications of EU Enlargement

(*Optional Courses)

  • Evolution of the International System (1789-1945)
  • Seminar: Perspectives in World History*
  • Seminar: Problems in Modern European History and Historiography*
  • Seminar: Re-Thinking Postwar Europe*
  • Europe as Cultural Space*

(*Optional Courses)


  • EU Institutions and the EU Decision Making Process
  • Human Security in the 21st Century
  • Cultural Theory / Cultural Studies: Construction of the Others
  • The Body of Nations - The Construction of Communities (Nation, Abstraction, Narration)
  • The Policies and Institutions of Development Co-operation
  • Development Co-operation
  • Nature, Landscape, Environment


  • Iraq between International Conflict and Regional Interests
  • Dynamics of African Integration
  • L'Afrique: "Les soleils des indépendances"
  • Les relations franco-autrichiennes
  • La France et l'Europe
  • La France Contemporaine
  • Country Analyses (IMF)
  • Islam and World Politics
  • Latin America between Europe and the USA
  • Die Rolle Deutschlands innerhalb der Europäischen Union
  • South Asia - Region in Progress?
  • China: Current Developments and Historic Perspectives


  • Österreichisches Verfassungsrecht
  • Kultur und Literatur in der Ersten und Zweiten Republik
  • Geschichte der Republik Österreich
  • Österreichische Kulturpolitik / Kulturmanagement
  • Völkerrechtliche Fallstudien


  • Multilateral Negotiation Seminar
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Power Point for Presentations
  • Communication and Rhetoric
  • Team Management
  • Simulation of an Assessment Center
  • Career Strategies
  • Public Diplomacy
  • Conférence de Presse Simulée
  • Protocol, Etiquette, Diplomatic Correspondence

Optional language courses in German and French at different levels of competence. Language training comprises specialised terminology (politics, economics, law, etc) and offers a specific preparation for international language diplomas such Österreichisches Sprachdiplom-Deutsch als Fremdsprache (ÖSD-DAF), Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française (DALF), Diplôme d’Etudes de Langue Française (D.E.L.F.). In addition, courses in Russian, Spanish, Chinese are offered.

Academic Year - TU Wien

Basics of Environmental Technology

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Environmental Science & Technology seminars and excursions

  • Environment and Society in Long-Term Perspective
  • Nuclear Energy and Safety
  • Climate Change / Climate Control
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Meteorology
  • Global Energy Transitions and Climate Policy
  • Global Environmental Monitoring - Remote Sensing

Air Quality and Monitoring

  • Atmospheric Composition and Chemistry
  • Atmospheric Monitoring

Water Quality and Monitoring

  • Water - Availability, Demand and Supply
  • Waste Water Infrastructure
  • Water - Ecological Criteria and Management

Resources and Waste Management

  • Waste and Resource Management

  • Technology of Pollution Control
  • Introduction to Environmental Project Management
  • Traffic and the Environment
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Renewable Energies