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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 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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8 Results in Social Sustainability Studies

University of Stirling

This MSc/PgDip Housing Studies (with internship) course fully integrates all of the academic and practice components of the professional qualification of the Chartered In ... [+]

Overview

This MSc/PgDip Housing Studies (with internship) course fully integrates all of the academic and practice components of the professional qualification of the Chartered Institute of Housing. This includes a 10-week structured, assessed work experience internship, which sets up graduates for a ‘fast track’ into a career with housing organisations in the social, voluntary and private sectors.

You’ll be introduced to the most up-to-date ideas and debates in housing and offered the opportunity to learn about the cutting edge of housing practice.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing, the course covers all aspects of housing services, sustainable communities, governance and law, housing organisations, and health and wellbeing.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 21 months
Online & Campus Combined
London South Bank University

Masters-level course is aimed at senior professional staff and decision makers in the housing profession. Covering: high-level strategic and policy content rather than fo ... [+]

Policy-based study

Please note: this programme will start in the 2019/20 academic year.

Are you senior professional and decision maker in the housing profession? Are you ambitious and looking to achieve a high-level position in the sector? This course focuses on focuses on contemporary housing-related policy and strategic issues, such as climate change and sustainability, politics, concepts of social justice and international housing.

Why Housing and Society at LSBU? You'll learn about the economic and political context of the UK housing market, as well as issues of sustainability and social justice. Students taking the course are likely to be tenant activists, housing association board members, civil servants, senior professionals and others who are looking for a policy rather than practice-based focus course of study. Visit the Netherlands to explore the role of housing in different national contexts and the relevance of international comparison. Delivery modes to suit all needs, from full-time study, to part-time and distance learning modes to best suit busy working professionals. Taught by experienced academics and practitioners with national and international reputations, who contribute to public policy debate and publish original research. Be part of an academic community dedicated to social justice and global responsibility - with inspiring schedule of guest speakers, events, volunteering opportunities and exchange of ideas. Key course information - ordered by mode Mode Duration Start Date Location Full-time 12 months September Southwark Campus Part-time 24 months September Southwark Campus Modules Politics, housing, and social justice Representations of housing The housing market and... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of St Andrews

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

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.

The MSc International Development Practice offers an interdisciplinary approach to international development theory and practice. Students explore key theoretical concepts in development studies and receive practical training that can be applied in international development roles.

Highlights Targeted at students intending to follow a career in international development. Combines the exploration of key theoretical concepts in development studies with training in skills used by development practitioners. Provides a substantial introduction to quantitative and qualitative methods for assessing development programmes. Interdisciplinary approach means you can explore a range of methodological approaches. Your summer research project can – subject to availability – be undertaken in collaboration with an external organisation involved in development practice. ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of St Andrews

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

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.

The MSc Conservation Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to conservation theory and practice. It brings together students and academic staff from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, but with a shared passion for conservation.

Highlights Explore conflicts between different human agencies, engage with conservation policy and governance at different scales (local, national, and international), and consider the relationship between the public, science, and policy. Research ecological case studies and examples from a range of habitats in aquatic and terrestrial systems and gain a scientific understanding of data collection and analysis. An interdisciplinary approach means you can explore a range of methodological approaches to conservation – ecological, economic, historical, etc. Your summer research project can (subject to availability) be undertaken in collaboration with an external organisation involved in conservation practice. ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering

This new two year MSc course is made up of two semesters of taught modules followed by a year-long project. Wherever possible, the project will be undertaken in collabora ... [+]

This programme aims to provide you with an extension to your previous studies and the opportunity to put into practise what you have learnt in an extended industrially relevant research project to enable you to gain employment as professional engineers in this field. In order to provide flexibility, the course also offers a wide range of optional modules.

You will gain experience of the types of problems encountered by academic and industrial researchers, both via taught courses and project work. Written presentations will be undertaken at various stages of the course.

A substantial extended individual project will be undertaken, developing your ability to engage in independent learning, and preparing you for postgraduate research or careers in industry. The project will form the basis of your written dissertation. You will also develop your ability to think logically and critically, to acquire problem-solving skills, to become competent users of relevant equipment and software, and to communicate results effectively.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Groningen

Do you wonder how cities and urban regions can become more sustainable and liveable? How to design innovative policy solutions for pressing environmental, water and road ... [+]

The programme is unique in integrating three elements: (1) the analysis of urban and regional planning strategies and governance approaches for highly dynamic and complex situations, (2) international comparative research and learning, and (3) a focus on environmental, water and infrastructure related challenges. Bringing these elements together, you will examine policy programs for flood resilient cities, integrated road infrastructure solutions and tools for more environmental friendly urban en regional development.

You will be part of an international classroom with students originating from different regions across the globe, some of them having experience in planning practice already. Our dedicated staff will challenge you to rethink real-life planning problems by integrating concepts like self-organization, adaptive capacity and transition management. Through a mix of interactive teaching methods, you will strengthen your collaboration and communication skills, and your ability to work and think independently.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

The aim of the programme is to provide Master’s level education for graduates to develop technologically advanced knowledge, problem-solving skills and comprehensive unde ... [+]

Overview

The MSc Sustainable Construction programme provides students with technologically advanced knowledge, problem-solving skills and a comprehensive understanding of the key aspects of sustainability in civil engineering construction. It is intended to provide critical awareness of current and future problems associated with the intervention of sustainability strategies and their integration in the civil engineering sector, as well as prospective solutions from existing and emerging scientific technologies.

This full-time 18-month programme comprises two semesters of taught modules, assessed by coursework and examination, followed by a research dissertation during your third semester. All the modules are delivered by international academic staff who specialise in sustainability and sustainable construction.... [-]

China Suzhou
September 2019
Full-time
18 - 30 months
Campus
Ubiquity University

This program is designed to provide you with an understanding of the field of social innovation and offer a base education in how to create and develop new social venture ... [+]

3 core courses 3 elective courses 2 Impact courses plus an Impact Coach 2 Self-Mastery courses plus a Self-Mastery Mentor Impact Project with pathway from ideation to manifestation

Requirements: an undergraduate degree or an MBA Length: 10 courses Price: US$6,000 This program is designed to provide you with an understanding of the field of social innovation and offer a base education in how to create and develop new social ventures. It combines pioneering thinking in the field with learning from real-world case studies and offers foundational skills in how to transform an idea into a viable social enterprise. This program also invites you to understand your triggers for action in both the global and local contexts and offers valuable mental models and tools for designing ways to engage in issues of interest. The MSc can be an additional specialty on top of an existing MBA qualification or can be taken as a program in its own right as the next step beyond an undergraduate degree. Certain competencies may be required to be demonstrated in advance, accessible through the Ubiquity platform. Upon completing this program, you will be better able to articulate and assess the viability of an idea and make choices from among a variety of approaches to social innovation. This program is relevant to students seeking to be entrepreneurial either in your own startup, as an intrapreneur within an organization, or as a leader of a social cause initiative that can benefit from more entrepreneurial thinking and doing. As... [-]

USA Mill Valley
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
8 - 12 months
Online