Masters in Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences

Sustainable Development


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Sustainable development is an interdisciplinary field that deals with finding solutions for meeting global economic goals, without exhausting natural resources. Sustainability degrees involve knowledge and methods from other environmental studies and earth sciences such as: ecology, biodiversity and conservation, environmental economics, policy making and resource management.

Sustainability practitioners deal with promoting an understanding of the value of sustainable practices and offer counselling for the implementation of environmental policies within organisations. Professionals have a broad understanding of social, environmental and economic aspects in the globalised world. They also need to stay in touch with cutting-edge green methods, the discovery of renewable resources and innovative strategies in sustainable development.

Bachelors and Masters in Sustanability Development offer core knowledge in sustainability risks and opportunities, as well as foundation coursework in the natural, environmental and social sciences. Students will discuss alternative ways to encourage development in a responsible manner. Students need to develop excellent communication skills, but they also need to make use of persuasion techniques and leadership strategies.

Graduates in the field of sustainable development will be a source of expertise and advisory services for the government, private sector, and non-governmental initiatives, supporting the implementation of sustainable environment and development practices. Career examples include: construction project management, sustainability analyst, sustainable design professional, and energy efficiency analyst or operations manager.

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Suggested Masters in Sustainable Development

M.Phil. Development Geography

The aim of the Development Geography programme from University of Bergen is to provide the candidates with theoretical and methodological skills enabling them to qualify for a Master's Degree.

M.Sc. Urban Management and Development

IHS is the home of all things urban. We love cities and work passionately for their development. Moreover, we are happy to welcome talented and driven individuals, who want to extend their expertise in the sphere of urban management and development. This Urban Management and Development programme is offered by the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Master Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Regional Tourism Planning

The Master in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Regional Tourism Planning at Ostelea – School of Tourism & Hospitality teaches students the environmental, social and economic aspects of tourism, with courses and seminars, as well as fieldwork projects. The Master focuses on the evaluation, management and conservation of natural heritage and tourism management from a sustainable perspective.

Master Sustainability

Gain insight into critical environmental factors affecting air, water, climate, and ecosystems. In this master’s degree program, you learn to evaluate and design practices, technologies, and systems that bring sustainable solutions to communities and organizations. The Sustainability degree is offered by Harvard University.

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