Master of Science Degrees in Sustainability Studies

Compare 102 MScs in Sustainability Studies

Sustainability Studies

The Master of Science in Sustainability Studies is a degree that is increasingly relevant today due to population growth and growing awareness of the resulting environmental impact. People who care about finding growth and development solutions that benefit the planet will enjoy studying this field and pursuing careers in it.  

What is an MSc in Sustainability Studies? A degree in this field helps students understand the theory behind sustainable practices, current challenges in this area, and potential means of solving those issues. Most degree programs combine topics from the natural sciences, such as climatology, biology, and ecology, and topics from the social sciences. Coursework might explore ways to use energy more sustainably, help developing countries grow in an environmentally responsible manner, or shape policies that the public will actually follow.

Sustainable practices are a growing source of concern for many potential employers, including companies, government agencies, and non-profits. People who have earned a Master of Science in this discipline enjoy a wide range of employment opportunities and rewarding careers doing work to make the world a better place.

The cost of pursuing the MSc in Sustainability Studies depends on several factors. The institution, the location, and even the program duration can all affect tuition, fees, and other expenses. Potential students should compare the true cost of several programs before making a final decision.

People who have earned an MSc in Sustainability Studies may pursue various careers. These professionals may become environmental consultants or hold specialized positions within companies, such as environmental executives. Individuals with science backgrounds may pursue work as researchers, environmental scientists, or conservation scientists. People with legal or financial backgrounds may pursue work as auditors or compliance directors.

MScs in a subject related to sustainability are offered at numerous educational institutions, including institutions with online degree programs. Online degrees can be one of the more economical and convenient options for people pursuing higher education. If you are ready to learn more about completing an online Master of Science in this growing field, 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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International Master DAMAGE : Disaster Management Environmental Impact

École des Mines d'Alès
Campus Full time 24 months September 2019 France Alès

The International Master DAMAGE aims to train managers able to anticipate and manage major crises which can have health and environmental consequences for the affected countries. It will allow students to deepen their knowledge base by integrating an international dimension on large-scale crises. It also incorporates the emergency humanitarian concept that is organized in crisis situations, usually conflicts or natural disasters. [+]

The Master Damage is co-managed by Ecole des Mines d'Ales and Université de Nîmes :

Ecole des Mines d'Ales (part of Institut Mines-Télécom) is a public institution dedicated to higher education, research and innovation in engineering, materials, and environment. The institution is under the authority of the Minister for Industry and Electronic Communication. Always attentive to the economic world, it combines strong academic legitimacy, close corporate relations and a unique focus on 4 key transformations of the 21st century in Information Technologies, Energy, Ecology, and Production. Its activities are conducted in ten Mines and Télécom graduate schools.

The schools of Institut Mines-Télécom are listed amongst the leading Grandes Ecoles in France. Geared towards economic stakeholders, the activities of the institution involve research, innovation, and education for engineers, managers, specialists, and professors, and are acknowledged for their excellence at both national and international level. Each year, approximately one hundred start-up companies are formed from the incubators of the schools.... [-]


MS Sustainability Management

Kogod School of Business, American University
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA Washington

The Master's in Sustainability Management degree (MSSM) from the Kogod School of Business integrates business education with environmental science and public policy. Graduates are well-prepared to lead in the public, private and non-profit sectors. The MSSM is the only interdisciplinary business-based degree of its kind in the country and is offered by one of the greenest universities in the U.S. [+]

The Master's in Sustainability Management degree (MSSM) from the Kogod School of Business integrates business education with environmental science and public policy. Graduates are well-prepared to lead in the public, private and non-profit sectors. The MSSM is the only interdisciplinary business-based degree of its kind in the country and is offered by one of the greenest universities in the U.S.

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Integrated Urbanism & Sustainable Design Master of Science

Ain Shams University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Egypt Cairo

The Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design (IUSD) is an International Master Program at Ain Shams University (ASU). [+]

Mission Statement

The Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design (IUSD) is an International Master Program at Ain Shams University (ASU). IUSD MSc program was established in 2011 as a double degree Master program jointly hosted by Ain Shams University and the University of Stuttgart, funded by the Egyptian and German Governments. It trains and prepares a new generation of urban practitioners to face the tremendous environmental, cultural, socio-economic and governance challenges resulting from the dynamic urban transformation around the globe.

It is open to graduates and young professionals from the fields of architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture and regional planning as well as to graduates with other Bachelor degrees and with relevant professional experience. Our philosophy is based on a transnational learning exchange between students with different regional backgrounds applied to a specific urban reality. Our joint IUSD Lab´s experiential learning hubs are based in Egypt (IUSD Lab Cairo) and Germany (IUSD Lab Stuttgart) and embedded into a network of international partner institutions and universities around the world.... [-]


SINReM – International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management

EIT RawMaterials Academy - SINReM
Campus 2 years Germany Freiberg Belgium Ghent Sweden Alsike + 2 more

Sustainability is more than just a buzzword. Raw materials are one of the fastest depleting resources on Earth. A steady and sustainable supply of many of these materials is vital for a decarbonising society, renewable energy infrastructure, electric mobility but also consumer products and electronics. The outdated make-take-use-dispose model is no longer valid in a world of finite resources. In order to deal with this challenge, three leading European universities cooperated to develop a new Erasmus+ Master programme – the International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM). SINReM was created to educate a new generation of professionals who can engineer technology to reinvent materials science, and gain competence, expertise and confidence in developing solutions in the sustainable use of materials. [+]

Awarded the EIT Label in 2017

The Challenge

Sustainability is more than just a buzzword. Raw materials are one of the fastest depleting resources on Earth. A steady and sustainable supply of many of these materials is vital for a decarbonising society, renewable energy infrastructure, electric mobility but also consumer products and electronics. The outdated make-take-use-dispose model is no longer valid in a world of finite resources. In order to deal with this challenge, three leading European universities cooperated to develop a new Erasmus+ Master programme – the International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM). SINReM was created to educate a new generation of professionals who can engineer technology to reinvent materials science, and gain competence, expertise and confidence in developing solutions in the sustainable use of materials.... [-]


Msc in Environment and Natural Resources - Specialisation Sustainable Water and Sanitation, Health and Development

Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU
Campus Full time 2 years August 2020 Norway As

Do you want to work with one of the most pressing environmental problems worldwide – water and sanitation? Do you want to find sustainable solutions that give lower climate footprint, increased food security and climate resilience? If you answered yes, this program might be for you. [+]

Do you want to work with one of the most pressing environmental problems worldwide – water and sanitation? Do you want to find sustainable solutions that give lower climate footprint, increased food security and climate resilience?

What can you use this qualification for? The United Nations targets access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation for all by 2030. The EU water directive has increased the activity in the water sector. This generates a need for experts that can design sustainable solutions. Students find employment in national and international institutions, municipalities, consultant companies, and industry or can start their own business. What will you learn? ... [-]

Masters of Science in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS)

Green Mountain College
Online September 2019 USA Poultney

Green Mountain College’s online Masters of Science in Sustainable Food Systems is the first distance learning program of its kind in the country, offering an in-depth interdisciplinary understanding of sustainable agricultural production. [+]

Green Mountain College’s online Masters of Science in Sustainable Food Systems is the first distance learning program of its kind in the country, offering an in-depth interdisciplinary understanding of sustainable agricultural production.

In today’s world of complex food and agriculture systems, we need leaders with a deep knowledge of the economic, ecological, and social forces driving food systems.

Our Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems program prepares you for a graduate level interdisciplinary understanding of sustainable agricultural production, and a deep knowledge of the economic, ecological, and social forces driving food systems.

At Green Mountain College, we’ve been teaching about sustainability for two decades. Our distance MSFS program—built on the success of the College’s undergraduate major in sustainable agriculture and on the surging interest in food and agriculture in the U.S. and beyond—is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), and is designed to provide students with the skills to conduct in-depth interdisciplinary investigations into the complex arena of their own bioregional food systems. MSFS students graduate with the knowledge and confidence to become leaders and join a cutting-edge community ready to make a difference.... [-]


MSc in Sustainable Management and Eco-Innovation

Rennes School of Business
Campus Full time September 2019 France Rennes-en-Grenouilles

The purpose of the MSc in Sustainable Management and Eco-Innovation is to develop international managers ready to build a sustainable economy. [+]

The purpose of the MSc in Sustainable Management and Eco-Innovation is to develop international managers ready to build a sustainable economy. The program is 16 months-long, full-time, and taught in English.

Companies today are facing huge societal, environmental and economic challenges. More and more, they see as their mission profit generation which does not come at the expense of the environment, communities, and society.

Our program focuses on creating value for all company stakeholders through enhancing the ecosystem and not destroying it, balancing financial performance and responsibility, and using eco-design and other sustainable approaches to transform current management practices.... [-]


Master of Science in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Royal Agricultural University
Campus Full time 12 months February 2019 United Kingdom Cirencester

This course combines the principles of sustainable development with an examination of the various systems of food production in the context of providing a secure supply to meet the ever-changing requirements of a growing world population. It provides an opportunity for graduates or professionals in other disciplines to direct their careers towards agriculture and food supply. [+]

The principal aim of the course is to enable you to gain the specialised knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary to contribute effectively and ethically to strategic decision making, opinion forming and operational management for the sustainable development of agricultural and food supply systems.

Who is the course for? Anyone who is concerned that our food production systems will not be fit for purpose by the middle of this century! This is the ideal course for those looking for a career in production, policy, and sustainable development focusing on food or resource consumption in agriculture. You should have a degree in a related subject or an interest in a career in one of the key themes. This course attracts students from a wide age group and a wide range of backgrounds and is particularly appropriate for more mature students who are re-directing their careers. The following themes will be developed: Human exploitation of the Earth's resources for food production and the global and local implications of human development.... [-]


SUMA – Master in Sustainable Materials

EIT RawMaterials Academy SUMA
Campus 2 years France Grenoble Belgium Leuven Austria Leoben Italy Trento Milan + 5 more

The SUMA Master programme aims to train tomorrow’s resource engineers in collaborative work in a global world, gathering together some of the best educational programmes in the field of sustainable materials engineering in Europe. The goal is to ensure young scientists obtain a solid background in chemistry and physics, with competencies for designing and tailoring new material systems for specific functions, and with a specific view to the sustainability of processes and technologies in the field of material development. SUMA puts a particularly strong focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership and takes a holistic approach to the materials paradigm by exploring circular (eco) design, materials substitution, life cycle engineering and circular economy design, materials processing and recycling, manufacturing and innovation. [+]

Awarded the EIT Label in 2016

The Challenge

Materials provide the foundation of the modern global economy. They are becoming increasingly relevant for the shift to a decarbonising society as they enable the transition to renewable energy, electric mobility and resource efficiency, among others. Nevertheless, many materials are becoming critical.

Therefore, we need to develop robust solutions and game-changing technologies that allow for a sustainable stream of materials.

Sustainable Material Solutions with SUMA

The SUMA Master programme aims to train tomorrow’s resource engineers in collaborative work in a global world, gathering together some of the best educational programmes in the field of sustainable materials engineering in Europe. The goal is to ensure young scientists obtain a solid background in chemistry and physics, with competencies for designing and tailoring new material systems for specific functions, and with a specific view to the sustainability of processes and technologies in the field of material development. SUMA puts a particularly strong focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership and takes a holistic approach to the materials paradigm by exploring circular (eco) design, materials substitution, life cycle engineering and circular economy design, materials processing and recycling, manufacturing and innovation.... [-]


MS in Sustainable Design

Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Online Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time 18 - 24 months August 2019 USA Philadelphia + 2 more

The M.S. in Sustainable Design at Thomas Jefferson University was developed by a group of the country’s top sustainable designers and experienced sustainability professors. The result is an award-winning trans-disciplinary, collaborative design program. Students build problem-solving skills to develop market-driven solutions to become leaders in sustainable design to better serve society. [+]

The M.S. in Sustainable Design at Thomas Jefferson University was developed by a group of the country’s top sustainable designers and experienced sustainability professors. The result is an award-winning trans-disciplinary, collaborative design program. Students build problem-solving skills to develop market-driven solutions to become leaders in sustainable design to better serve society.

Based on an integrated design education model, the program offers a unique advantage by introducing students early in the design process to experts, design options and real-world constraints. Projects range from high performing sustainable design projects to sustainable initiatives for non-profits and start-ups. Industry partnerships feature prominently, providing networking opportunities and hands-on practice with real-world challenges. A strong integration with the design and sustainability community in Philadelphia provides students and graduates ample opportunities for internships, volunteer positions, and job placement. With flexible scheduling options, students can earn their M.S. in Sustainable Design on-campus, online or a hybrid of both. The program also qualifies as a STEM program which allows international students to apply for a 24-month extension to their Optional Practical Training.... [-]


Master in Sustainable Automotive Engineering (SAE)

The University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group WMG
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 United Kingdom Coventry

Develop skills to design and evaluate the next generation of low environmental impact automotive products. [+]

This course is suited to those aspiring to become Research Managers, Operations Managers, Chief Engineers and Technology Leaders within the strategically important areas of vehicle electrification and sustainability. You will have the management skills, technical awareness, and vision to assess different technology options within the context of environmental legislation and consumer expectations for vehicle quality, reliability, and performance. WMG has an established legacy of leading automotive research in close collaboration with industry. Our experimental facilities enable academics and industry practitioners to work together to overcome the strategic challenges of battery design and integration, vehicle lightweighting, and digital validation.... [-]


International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management

Ghent University - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Belgium Ghent

The International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM) aims at educating a new range of professionals with a holistic overview on resource management and up-to-date processing technologies, who are familiar with sustainability concepts and possess an innovative mind-set to boost the economic importance of this sector. [+]

The increasing demand for raw materials, their price volatility, the production concentration and the market distortions imposed by some countries, confront Europe and other world regions with a number of challenges along the entire value chain. To tackle this supply risk challenge and to deal with environmental problems arising from too large emissions of waste (such as CO2), technological innovation is required with respect to exploration of new resources and sustainable primary mining, sustainable use of resources in specific products and production processes (e.g. substitution of critical metals in materials), prevention of waste generation, valorisation of secondary (alternative) resources and recovery/recycling of resources from end-of-life products.... [-]


Master of Water Resources Engineering (Leuven et al)

KU Leuven: Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master of Water Resources Engineering addresses water-related issues in developed and developing countries, with a focus on problems in the latter. The general program objective is to educate professionals and scientists who contribute effectively to the development and management of water resources on both a local and global scale. [+]

The Master of Water Resources Engineering addresses water-related issues in developed and developing countries, with a focus on problems in the latter. The general program objective is to educate professionals and scientists who contribute effectively to the development and management of water resources on both a local and global scale.

What is the Master of Water Resources Engineering all about?

The Master’s program provides multi-disciplinary and high-quality university education in the field of water resources engineering. Students will be trained with the technical and managerial knowledge and skills to:

(i) successfully plan, design, operate and manage water resources projects; and... [-]


MSc Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

Climate change, deforestation and unsustainable use of resources are all issues at the top of the environmental agenda. An understanding of the interactions between the environment and economics is essential for developing appropriate policies to tackle global issues in the long term. [+]

Climate change, deforestation and unsustainable use of resources are all issues at the top of the environmental agenda. An understanding of the interactions between the environment and economics is essential for developing appropriate policies to tackle global issues in the long term.

Environmental and natural resource economists deal every day with the most challenging problems facing mankind: global climatic change, environmental pollution, deforestation, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and food poverty, to name but a few.

The Environmental and Natural Resource Economics MSc programme is unique in that it combines a solid foundation in key areas of economics, with specialized field courses.... [-]


Master of Human Settlements (Leuven)

KU Leuven: Faculty of Engineering Science
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master in Human Settlements addresses rapid urbanization in the developing world and contemporary urban transformations within the scope of sustainable development. The program aims to provide insight into the problems of human settlements as related to rapid change and to the interaction between modernity and tradition, formal and informal city-making. [+]

The Master in Human Settlements addresses rapid urbanization in the developing world and contemporary urban transformations within the scope of sustainable development. The program aims to provide insight into the problems of human settlements as related to rapid change and to the interaction between modernity and tradition, formal and informal city-making.

What are the Human Settlements about?

Architecture, urbanism and spatial planning are the core disciplines of the program. Contributions from economics, geography, and anthropology, among others, complement this core.

The structure is organized around:

Introductory courses Core courses Design Studios Optional courses Master's thesis (research- or design-based) ... [-]