Masters in Sustainable Development

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 Master's Programmes

Development and International Cooperation M.Sc. Development and International Cooperation
  • Sep 2016
  • International € 8,000
  • 24 months

The Master’s Degree Programme in Development and International Cooperation offered by University of Jyväskylä s a two-year, interdisciplinary 120 ECTS credit programme leading to an advanced university degree. Students are admitted based on their background into three disciplines; development studies, education or environmental science.

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ICoNS: Advanced Bachelor in International Cooperation North-South Master ICoNS: Advanced Bachelor in International Cooperation North-South
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

The ICoNS: Advanced Bachelor International Cooperation North-South programme at UC Leuven-Limburg has the ambition to encourage young people to become critical and committed world citizens by offering an established quality experience of 6 months in a developing region. It's is a one-year bachelor programme (60 ECTS credits) in which students are prepared for and guided through an intensive study period in a country in the South.

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Sustainability Master Sustainability
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2017
  • National $ 30,600
  • International $ 30,600
  • Not specified

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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Development and Rural Innovation M.Sc. Development and Rural Innovation
  • Any time
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 16,600 per year
  • 24 months

The MSc Development and Rural Innovation is the international social sciences programme for students with a technical, life science or relevant management background with an interest in international development and beta/ gamma integration. In Development and Rural Innovation, Wageningen UR develops professionals who are able to deal with knowledge processes in dynamic contexts.

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Tourism, Heritage & Sustainability M.Sc. Tourism, Heritage & Sustainability
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,950 per year
  • International £ 15,250 per year
  • 12 months

The Tourism, Heritage & Sustainability programme from University of Glasgow uses academic approaches from the social sciences and the arts to investigate key themes. These include motivation, impacts, sustainable development, cultural and natural heritage, interpretation and management within this field.

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Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Building M.Sc. Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Building
  • Sep 2016
  • National € 2,363 per year
  • International € 3,960 per year
  • 24 months

If you consider Energy Efficiency to be an up-to-date issue and searching for professional development in this field join our course! The Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Building program is offered by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU).

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Development Studies M.Sc. Development Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,800
  • International £ 11,600
  • 13 months

Development Studies is an important research and teaching area within the Social Policy field at London South Bank University.

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Development and Urbanisation M.Sc. Development and Urbanisation
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,800
  • International £ 11,600
  • 13 months

This Development and Urbanisation programme from London South Bank University responds to the growing demands made on the humanitarian and development sectors by intensive urbanisation.

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Sustainable Cities M.Sc. Sustainable Cities
  • Any time
  • International € 12,573 per year
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

Do you want work with sustainable development in the cities of tomorrow? Do you want to influence and plan how we accont for climate changes and environmental problems in our cities? Do you want to learn how urban structures and systems can become more sustainable? Then you should study Sustainable Cities at Aalborg University in Copenhagen.

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Corporate Sustainability and Innovation Postgrad.Cert. Corporate Sustainability and Innovation
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2017
  • National $ 10,200
  • International $ 10,200
  • 18 months

Gain the skills you need to help your organization adopt sustainable practices, foster innovation, and develop long-term plans to minimize environmental impact with the Corporate Sustainability and Innovation Certificate from Harvard University.

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Global Development M.Sc. Global Development
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 10,000 per year
  • 24 months

The MSc in Global Development at the University of Copenhagen is a two-year degree programme taught in English. The first year comprises six compulsory courses followed by a field course in a low or middle-income country. During the second year students are free to compose their study programme as they wish, ending with a master’s thesis.

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