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 involves 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.

Academic programmes 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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