Sustainability refers to the ability of a system to operate continuously, without using up resources, in a viable, need-fulfilling manner.
Sustainable Management, Policy and Governance is a discipline concerned with enforcing Management, Policy making and Governance in a sustainable way, for a sustainable human society, from all perspectives: environment, economy, industry, business, agriculture, etc.
Changing the Management, Policy making and Governance from wasteful to sustainable requires first of all changing the mind-set of the people active in these fields, that is why the best starting point is educating young people in this mind-set and towards this change. This discipline aims at educating professionals, which will later become involved in Management, Policy Making and Governance, to work in a sustainable manner by default. They 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. The need for such experts is more and more stringent every day and a student of this field would have a wide array of professional opportunities in nowadays’ society.
The Master Program in Sustainable Tourism Management aims the training of students able to perform tasks in various branches of tourism, whether in public or in private sector.
Coastal and Marine Management is a cross-disciplinary master´s program that prepares students to engage with one of the most compelling and important subjects today: natural resource management and utilization.
The Master of Science in Civil Engineering educates a general Civil Engineer, but not only, as it is focused on planning and construction of megastructures with the sustainable use of resources.
Transport is a major cause of environmental impact. Whether it is air pollution, noise, encroachment on the green belt or climate change, it is widely accepted that further expansion of transport must be balanced against the environmental damage. This programme takes a detailed look at this relationship, and equips students with practical approaches to environmentally sound transport planning. Students study the core principles of transport planning and then apply these to the environmental issues.
The MSc in Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship is offered by the Department of the Built Environment in conjunction with the Nottingham University Business School. This course provides students with advanced skills in renewable energy, energy efficiency and business.
The way the world thinks about transport has changed. We now look for responses beyond ‘predict and provide’, and take a more holistic and longer-term view about the future of transport and its relationship with the development of sustainable communities. This integrated Masters programme provides insight into this evolving debate and addresses fundamental issues such as ‘how can transport contribute to more sustainable development?’
Unique to Nottingham University Business School, this is the only MA of its kind to combine two key interdependent topics - strategy and governance.Corporate strategy is concerned with how organisations develop, grow and restructure, for example by management buy-outs.
Transport Planners play a key role in ensuring that transport systems are efficient and equitable. To do so they need to understand the core principles, techniques and concepts that underpin the discipline. Compulsory modules ensure that all students, whatever their background, have a solid foundation including policy, economics, planning, modelling and data analysis. Optional modules then allow for specialisation and expertise in specific areas.
The Brunel MA not only equips students to understand globalisation, but also to think in an informed manner about questions of its ‘governance’: that is, how globalisation might be steered or developed in a politically and ethically satisfactory manner.
This degree provides the student with curriculum and research opportunities in one of the world’s most significant science and policy issues: the environment. Students will study ecosystems management, the impact of industrialization on the environment, economics and resource availability, regulation and law, environmental ethics, landscape-level conservation, political ecology, and environmental technology and management.
The online Master in Project Management offered by the University of Liverpool provides a flexible approach to learning that will equip you with the very latest industry theory and practice. The Construction & Infrastructure specialization teaches you how to manage large-scale construction and public complex infrastructure development projects.
Are you up to the challenge of finding innovative methods and sustainable solutions to the threats facing the environment? The Environmental Sciences Master programme at Wageningen University has its roots in the natural, technological and social sciences. Students will gain insight into the socio-economic causes and the characteristics of pollution and degradation of the natural environment, including the effects on human beings, the atmosphere, ecosystems and other organisms.