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 Development and International Cooperation, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • 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 ICoNS: Advanced Bachelor in International Cooperation North-South, Master
  • 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 Sustainability, Master
  • Any time
  • 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 Development and Rural Innovation, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 2,100 per year
  • International € 17,600 per year
  • 24 months

The Development and Rural Innovation programme at Wageningen UR aims to develop professionals who understand the role of knowledge in societal change processes and are able to link human and technological dimensions of innovation in dynamic contexts across the globe. It is a social science programme tailored for students with a technical, life science or relevant management background with an interest in international development problems.

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Rural Development and Natural Resource Management Rural Development and Natural Resource Management, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 25,089
  • 24 months

This Rural Development and Natural Resource Management programme at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences offers students knowledge and skills from different disciplines - with a key theoretical base in the social sciences - to create appropriate ways of managing rural problems in context.

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Sustainable Development Sustainable Development, Master
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 27,400
  • 24 months

The programme Sustainable Development from is a cooperation between Uppsala university and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. It offers opportunities to learn more about sustainable development in various disciplines.

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Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT), M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 4,000 per year
  • International € 8,000 per year
  • 24 months

The joint Master's programme in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) offers advanced education in the field of sustainable energy systems for the future. SELECT aims at delivering high quality engineering skills in the field, including training in business and innovation. Industrial interaction throughout the programme prepares the students for their future career.

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Sustainable Technology Sustainable Technology, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 32,228
  • 24 months

The Master’s programme Sustainable Technology at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology is based on the concept of Industrial Ecology with focus on the understanding of interactions between technical, economic, social and ecological systems and processes.

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Sustainability Management Sustainability Management, Master
  • Any time
  • EEA € 30,250 per year
  • International € 30,250 per year
  • 12 months

The aim of the of the full time (one year) or part-time (two years) Master in Management with an emphasis in Sustainability Management is to offer a predominantly professionally-oriented education that addresses sustainability challenges facing leaders in today’s complex work patterns. This Master Program is interdisciplinary since it blends business strategy, natural and social sciences. Designed for all professionals in corporations, nonprofits and governmental agencies demanding sustainability knowledge and practice.

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Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability (MSIS) Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability (MSIS), M.Sc.
  • Aug 2017
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 10,000 per year
  • 24 months

The Masters Degree Program in Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability is designed for future managers working in the global economy. The program focuses on challenges of strategic management of innovation in a global context where sustainability issues create new possibilities for innovative value creation.

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