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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Suggested Master's Programmes

Development and International Economics M.A. Development and International Economics
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,300 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,500 per year
  • 12 months

The Development and International Economics MA is one of a suite of masters degrees in economics at Kingston University that are focused on giving you the ability and confidence to analyse and offer solutions to real-world problems.

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Development and Rural Innovation M.Sc. Development and Rural Innovation
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 2,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 16,000 per year
  • 24 months

This programme 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. Innovations in the field of agriculture, food and natural resource management have a dual nature.

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Law, Development and Globalisation M.A. Law, Development and Globalisation
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 12,600 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 17,500 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Law, Development and Globalisation allows students to study the relationships between law and development in the context of a globalising world.

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Sustainable Biotechnology M.Sc. Sustainable Biotechnology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • Non-EEA € 12,573 per year
  • 24 months

Mineral oil still constitutes the most important source of liquid fuels but is also an important raw material for the production of plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc. During the coming decades, we need to exploit alternative sustainable resources to compensate for the forthcoming depletion of mineral oil but also to deal with greenhouse gases and the associated climate effects.

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Development Administration and Planning M.Sc. Development Administration and Planning
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 11,125 per year
  • Non-EEA € 19,620 per year
  • 12 months

This MSc equips students with the analytical, methodological and practical expertise needed to positively contribute to development in countries with which they are actively involved. Students acquire the tools necessary to respond to a diverse range of problems including productive capacity, intersectoral integration, economic and social diversification, and self-sufficiency.

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Sustainability M.Sc. Sustainability
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 10,500 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 18,000 per year
  • 12 months

The Sustainability course is suitable for students from all disciplines, particularly if you have a strong desire to advance your knowledge and understanding of contemporary sustainability and responsible business issues, strategies, and practices. You may also have spent some time in work and are looking for a postgraduate qualification in sustainability to help further your career.

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Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century M.Sc. Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,800 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 19,680 per year
  • 12 months

Crop agriculture provides mankinds increasing population with foods, fibres and fuel - this course provides the knowledge and practical skills for how crops are improved, grown and managed. You will gain a combination of practical skills and academic understanding to develop a critical and creative mindset. You will learn the principles of crop production, the latest advances in plant pathology, integrated pest management and weed control, and ecology.

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International Planning and Sustainable Development M.A. International Planning and Sustainable Development
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,500 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 11,500 per year
  • 12 months

This course is aimed at built environment professionals and others with a relevant background who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of planning and sustainable development, whether to improve career prospects in their country or enter international practice. Through the course you will examine the growing problems of sustainable development facing cities, regions and communities in a rapidly urbanising world, subject to growing climate change and other environmental, economic and social pressures and risks.

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Management in the Energy Industry Master Management in the Energy Industry
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 12,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 12,000 per year
  • 12 months

The idea of the master in Management in the Energy Industry from LUISS Business School is to transform and leverage students background, building competences towards the functional tasks and a solid knowledge of the ecosystem.

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Environmental Management and Sustainability Science M.Sc. Environmental Management and Sustainability Science
  • Sep 2016
  • Non-EEA € 12,573 per year
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The Master of Science Programme in Environmental Management and Sustainability Science at Aalborg University, Denmark, is directed at science and engineering students who are interested in topics related to sustainability and environmental management.

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Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities PDip, MSc M.Sc. Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities PDip, MSc
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,160 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,890 per year
  • 12 months

These degrees are advanced professional development programmes involving some or all of the following: distance learning; study workshops; service placement visits; and a clinical placement (which can be in your home area). The programmes in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Autism Studies can be completed mainly by distance learning, with a residential workshop in the spring.

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