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A Master of Science degree, which is often referred to as an MSc degree, typically requires around two years of research-based study. It is a postgraduate degree awarded to students studying in fields that tend to deal more with hard facts like mathematics or science. Most universities allow students to pursue this degree full-time, part-time, or online. What is an MSc in Social Sustainability Stu… Read more

A Master of Science degree, which is often referred to as an MSc degree, typically requires around two years of research-based study. It is a postgraduate degree awarded to students studying in fields that tend to deal more with hard facts like mathematics or science. Most universities allow students to pursue this degree full-time, part-time, or online.

What is an MSc in Social Sustainability Studies? It is the study of the nature of sustainability and how it can be integrated into the function of businesses and communities. Students may learn about the importance of ethical leadership, judgment, and decision-making. Other topics include systematic and cost-benefit analysis, sustainable cities, energy analysis for energy efficiency, science of sustainable water, and global environmental markets.

Students pursuing a Master of Science in Social Sustainability Studies tend to develop strong communication skills that allow them to share complex ideas with a variety of individuals. They learn important research skills and how to analyze complex ideas.

MSc in Social Sustainability Studies degree programs are offered at a variety of schools and institutes. Each university sets its own cost of enrollment, so students should research each program of interest and contact the school for information on the cost of registration and fees.

Many organizations are in need of sustainability professionals. An MSc in Social Sustainability Studies is applicable to many fields, such as industrial manufacturing, risk and environment management, financial services, utilities, energy, media, food service, technology, and environmental stewardship. Graduates may find themselves working as natural sciences managers, chemical engineers, chief sustainability executives, and health and safety engineers.

Sustainability is an important global issue, and universities in many countries offer MSc programs that focus on social sustainability studies. Students can choose to study full-time or part-time, and online or on-campus. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Rotterdam, Netherlands

This master track focuses on how local governments can manage, finance and provide infrastructure to deliver quality services while improving the cities’ green performance. Ke ... +

This master track focuses on how local governments can manage, finance and provide infrastructure to deliver quality services while improving the cities’ green performance. Key topics include renewable energy, green transport and digital infrastructure, waste management and sanitation, and the provision of drinking water. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
01 Jul 2022
Campus
 
Khalifa University
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The M.Sc. Sustainable Critical Infrastructure (M.Sc. in SCI) program will be conducive to developing highly skilled researchers and workforce and attracting substantial govern ... +

The M.Sc. Sustainable Critical Infrastructure (M.Sc. in SCI) program will be conducive to developing highly skilled researchers and workforce and attracting substantial government and industry interest. The academic program is designed to develop core capabilities, through the integration of coursework and research that is critical to the region. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
National University of Singapore
Singapore

The Master of Science (Building Performance and Sustainability) programme is a multi-disciplinary educational programme. The aim of the programme is to offer graduates of diff ... +

The Master of Science (Building Performance and Sustainability) programme is a multi-disciplinary educational programme. The aim of the programme is to offer graduates of different disciplines, who are engaged in the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of building systems and services, an opportunity to acquire knowledge and practice in the broad field of Building Performance and Sustainability. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 

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University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MSc in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning is the best Planning master in the Netherlands, according to the yearly Elsevier magazine survey. During the program, you ... +

The MSc in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning is the best Planning master in the Netherlands, according to the yearly Elsevier magazine survey. During the program, you are going to compare international theory and practice, study urban areas and issues of infrastructure, environment, and water, while involving thinking (policy strategies) and doing (practical work on projects and plans). Our program is linked to international (e.g., AESOP) and national (e.g., Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment) institutes and Groningen offers a wide range of English-language course options and facilities. -
MSc
Full-time
English (UK)
01 Sep 2023
01 May 2023
Campus
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

Thinking about a career in housing? Our PgDip and MSc Housing Studies (with Internship) offers a unique combination of academic study and professional work experience.

Thinking about a career in housing? Our PgDip and MSc Housing Studies (with Internship) offers a unique combination of academic study and professional work experience. -
MSc Postgraduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 36 months
English
Sep 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm, Sweden

The master's programme in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure provides students with the tools to solve future environmental problems and prepare for care ... +

The master's programme in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure provides students with the tools to solve future environmental problems and prepare for careers as environmental engineers. Students will increase their understanding of the properties and functions of water and ecosystems, learn how to assess the local and global environmental impact of human activities, and apply advanced methods, techniques and modelling tools to describe, quantify and solve environmental problems. The scope of the programme is international and interdisciplinary. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

The Master in Sustainable Development is a research-driven educational program, mindful of ethics, gender, and diversity, that prepares the sustainability leaders of the futur ... +

The Master in Sustainable Development is a research-driven educational program, mindful of ethics, gender, and diversity, that prepares the sustainability leaders of the future. The main objective is to train you to become an agent of change that will imagine, trigger and build the sustainability transition of the twenty-first century. The distinctive strength of this master’s program is its interdisciplinary character that bridges societal, ecological, and sustainability challenges. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Suzhou, China

The MSc Sustainable Construction programme gives you advanced knowledge, problem-solving skills, and a comprehensive understanding of civil engineering construction.

The MSc Sustainable Construction programme gives you advanced knowledge, problem-solving skills, and a comprehensive understanding of civil engineering construction. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Jönköping University

This master's programme gives students the knowledge, skills and experience needed to use and manage efficient product realisation processes supported by digital technologies, ... +

This master's programme gives students the knowledge, skills and experience needed to use and manage efficient product realisation processes supported by digital technologies, for example BIM and GIS, in the built environment sector to create sustainable values. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

The MSc Conservation Studies is a one-year interdisciplinary Masters degree. It provides a scientific understanding of data collection and analysis, environmental governance, ... +

The MSc Conservation Studies is a one-year interdisciplinary Masters degree. It provides a scientific understanding of data collection and analysis, environmental governance, and conflicts between conservation and societies. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Antioch University
Yellow Springs, USA +4 More

Scientific discovery is groundbreaking, but advocacy is essential to forging real progress and enacting systems-level change. Whether you want to impact the community, state, ... +

Scientific discovery is groundbreaking, but advocacy is essential to forging real progress and enacting systems-level change. Whether you want to impact the community, state, national or international level, we will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and networks to be effective. Equip yourself with the skills to bring environmental issues to the forefront of global progress. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
St Cloud State University Herberger Business School
St. Cloud, USA

The Social Responsibility program offers you an interdisciplinary experience in social justice, community activism, and egalitarian social change. Built on the strengths of tr ... +

The Social Responsibility program offers you an interdisciplinary experience in social justice, community activism, and egalitarian social change. Built on the strengths of traditional academic disciplines in sociology, human relations, and women's studies, the program provides you with intellectual experiences that enable you to explain the real world and engage in efforts to change it in egalitarian ways. Through this program, you will gain a well-round education that engages you in both academic inquiry and practice of social change informed by critical theoretical perspectives with courses in theory, research methods, and other substantive areas. You will be prepared to go into the world of community action, work in non-governmental or governmental sectors, industry, non-profit, policy groups or pursue further education. -
MSc
English
Campus
 
San Francisco Institute Of Architecture
Alameda, USA

Reach the highest level of green building expertise with a fast-track distance learning Master Degree Program. Green building specialist skills are needed throughout the busin ... +

Reach the highest level of green building expertise with a fast-track distance learning Master Degree Program. Green building specialist skills are needed throughout the business world, including nonprofits and government agencies, the construction and building development industries, and the design professions. -
MSc
English
 
University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

The MSc in International Development Practice is a one-year interdisciplinary Masters degree. Taught by academic staff and development practitioners, it explores the theoretic ... +

The MSc in International Development Practice is a one-year interdisciplinary Masters degree. Taught by academic staff and development practitioners, it explores the theoretical and practical aspects of international development work. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus