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The MSc is a degree designed to allow students to gain deep insight into scientific methodologies and their use in the degree’s field of focus. It is distinguished from other advanced degrees in the same academic field by its emphasis on practical and measurable solutions to problems, as opposed to theoretical understanding and speculation.

What is an MSc in Sustainability? As a master’s of science degree, it involves interdisciplinary studies in various fields that come together to provide a methodology for measuring sustainability in corporate behavior, building, and economic development. Programs may focus on initiatives like green building, and a variety of certificates of specialization are available to add value to the degree, both during a student’s course of study and after graduation.

Students of sustainability learn how to use data to innovate improvements to systems, a broad skill with a wide range of applications. They also learn great analysis and modeling skills, allowing them to gain a better understanding of the world around them, and communication skills that help them express that understanding.

There’s no accurate way to predict the costs for pursuing a degree in sustainability. There are simply too many differences from school to school, even within the same country. Investigate tuition rates at different schools. Exploring international options could change your cost estimates a lot, especially if you look at online programs.

Sustainability graduates work in a variety of roles that revolve around the use of resources efficiently. In the private sector, they include operations managers and environmental engineers. Atmospheric and space scientists in both public and private institutions are also commonly found to be degree holders in this field. By helping companies, governments, and non-profits learn to use resources more efficiently, workers with this credential help to make the world a better place.

To find the perfect program for your master’s studies, you need to check all your options. That means looking at local schools, online only programs, and international offerings. 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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26 Results in Sustainability

Kogod School of Business, American University

The Master's in Sustainability Management degree (MSSM) from the Kogod School of Business integrates business education with environmental science and public policy. Grad ... [+]

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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USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
The University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group WMG

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Coventry
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Serving students across a broad range of interests, including both the natural and social sciences, the M.S. in Sustainability trains future leaders to work in the area o ... [+]

MSc in Sustainability

As communities and organizations of all sizes and types recognize the importance of prioritizing sustainability planning and initiatives, the demand for a workforce with graduate-level training in this field continues to increase. As a student in the M.S. in Sustainability program, you’ll develop knowledge and skills essential to create and support socio-ecological systems that address the needs of the present while ensuring that future generations can flourish. The program emphasizes equitable sustainability solutions and problem-solving, allowing you to enhance and apply your knowledge of natural and built systems to support just and sustainable communities.

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USA Medford
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
HEC Paris School of Management

HEC Paris MSc Sustainability & Social Innovation is an exclusive program designed for high potential students aspiring to become influential change-makers and build m ... [+]

HEC Paris MSc Sustainability & Social Innovation is an exclusive program designed for high potential students aspiring to become influential change-makers and build more sustainable business models in today’s economies.

Applicants must hold a Bachelor degree to be eligible to apply (N.B.: they can apply in the same year they obtain their degree).

More information and online application: HEC Paris MSc Sustainability and Social Innovation

Master type: MSc

Study mode: Full-time

Start date: September

Duration: 10 months

Annual tuition fees (2018-2019): €23,350

Location: Paris

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France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
10 months
Campus
LUT University

In this Master's programme, you will learn how to replace goods with services if it is more efficient and better for the environment. For example, information technology ... [+]

The Master's programme in Circular Economy is offered by Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) on the Lahti Campus.

The existing economic system is based on the take-make-and-dispose approach powered mostly by fossil fuels. The assumption is that increasing economic growth produces so much surplus that arising adverse environmental impacts could be dealt with.

However, the system keeps growing only if there are enough resources for transformation, sinks for waste, credit for investments and economic growth.

The circular economy offers an alternative. It aims to keep products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value. It aims to decouple economic growth from the consumption of finite resources by closing the loop of product life cycles. The system in which materials are transformed into useful goods and services endlessly is powered by renewable energy systems.... [-]

Finland Lahti
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Cranfield University

Corporate Social Responsibility, or Corporate Sustainability as leading companies are increasingly re-naming it, has never been more relevant to our organisations. By max ... [+]

Overview

Corporate Social Responsibility, or Corporate Sustainability as leading companies are increasingly re-naming it, has never been more relevant to our organisations. By maximising positive social and environmental business impacts as well as economic ones, this strategic approach creates business opportunities, enables the business to flourish in the long term, and ensures that organisations have a positive impact in the world. The Cranfield Management and Corporate Sustainability MSc will teach you the practicalities of how businesses successfully embed sustainability into their core business purpose and strategy.

The programme equally provides a world-class practical education in the management disciplines required for all senior leadership positions. It, therefore, shares a number of modules and other programme activities with our Management MSc programme, which is ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the world in The Economist Which MBA? Masters in Management (MiM) 2017 ranking.... [-]

United Kingdom Cranfield
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Helsinki

Global socio-ecological problems call for multidisciplinary solutions that transcend the usual boundaries of science and decision-making. The Environmental Change and Glo ... [+]

Mas­ter's Pro­gram in En­vir­on­mental Change and Global Sus­tain­ab­il­ity (ECGS)

Global socio-ecological problems call for multidisciplinary solutions that transcend the usual boundaries of science and decision-making. The Environmental Change and Global Sustainability (ECGS) Master’s program trains you in wide-ranging interdisciplinary thinking skills.

Goal of the pro­gram

Global socio-ecological problems call for multidisciplinary solutions that transcend the usual boundaries of science and decision-making. The Environmental Change and Global Sustainability (ECGS) Master’s program trains you in wide-ranging interdisciplinary thinking skills and provides you with the ability to:... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

The study programme covers the fields of materials science and technical sustainability. It also provides students with methodological skills in the areas of materials de ... [+]

Overview

The study programme covers the fields of materials science and technical sustainability. It also provides students with methodological skills in the areas of materials development, processing, and analysis plus the fields of sustainability aspects as efficient materials, life cycle assessment, conservation of resources and renewables.

Lecture languages: 50% German, 50% English.

At a glance

Degree: Master's degree

Campus: Rheinbach

The standard period of study: 4 Semester

Accreditation: Accreditation by ASIIN (German accreditation association) until September 30, 2022.

Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in chemistry, materials science, engineering, forensic sciences or an equivalent study programme, grade at least "good" (2.5). For detailed information please contact our course advisers.... [-]

Germany Rheinbach
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
University of Dundee - School of Social Sciences

Sustainability has emerged as one of the defining issues of the 21st century. Achieving enduring and fairer societies requires viable economies, sound science and good go ... [+]

Overview

Sustainability has emerged as one of the defining issues of the 21st century. Achieving enduring and fairer societies requires viable economies, sound science and good governance. This course provides training in theory and critical analysis along with the practical skills to facilitate the transformations needed to deliver secure low carbon futures.

The MSc in Sustainability is being introduced in recognition of the grand challenges of water, food, energy and health security facing the planet. The portfolio of environmental disciplines is exceptionally strong in the University as are its traditions of cross-disciplinary collaboration and cooperation.

Along with the flagship MSc in Sustainability, there are three specialised pathways:... [-]

United Kingdom Dundee
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Hamad bin Khalifa University

A two-year graduate program with a focus on topics related to sustainable environment, including the effects of human development, pollution, and population growth. ... [+]

A two-year graduate program with a focus on topics related to sustainable environment, including the effects of human development, pollution, and population growth.

HBKU’s master’s in sustainable environment provides students with extensive knowledge in topics that are related to sustainable environment issues, including the effect of human development: the causes, impact and control of pollution, and the demands of a growing global population on natural resources. Students conduct original, guided environmental research that concentrates on issues surrounding the support of sustainable development. The multidisciplinary approach to the curricula builds fundamental knowledge that evolves with the developments within the field, equipping graduates with the tools needed to pursue a wide variety of career paths.... [-]

Qatar Doha
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Master degree in Sustainable Engineering at RIT equips engineers with the tools they need to meet the challenges associated with delivering goods, energy and services thr ... [+]

Program overview

RIT offers two graduate programs in sustainable engineering. Sustainable engineering refers to the integration of social, environmental, and economic considerations into the product, process, and energy systems design methods. Additionally, sustainable engineering encourages the consideration of the complete product and process lifecycle during the design effort. The intent is to minimize the total of the environmental impacts across the entire lifecycle while simultaneously maximizing the benefits to social and economic stakeholders. The programs are multidisciplinary and are managed by the industrial and systems engineering department.

The master of science and the master of engineering degrees in sustainable engineering build on RIT’s work in sustainability research and education. Both programs offer students the flexibility to develop tracks in areas such as renewable energy systems, systems modeling and analysis, product design, and engineering policy and management. Both programs are offered on campus, and both are available on a full- or part-time basis.... [-]

USA Rochester
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Lund University

Drawing on fields such as anthropology, geography, sociology and economic history, the programme provides interdisciplinary perspectives and analytical tools for communic ... [+]

Drawing on fields such as anthropology, geography, sociology and economic history, the programme provides interdisciplinary perspectives and analytical tools for communicating about problems of sustainability. It represents an important complement to technological and natural science approaches towards sustainability by focusing on the cultural dimensions of consumption and resource use, cultural perceptions of environment and economy, and social science perspectives on the global distribution of environmental problems. A central aim is to help students develop skills in communicating across boundaries separating the discourses of different disciplines, cultural traditions, or the interests of business, politics and social movements. The programme encourages critical scrutiny of the debate about sustainability, but also a serious commitment to improving human-environmental relations worldwide. It covers the major social and environmental challenges of our time, including climate change and climate justice, unequal exchange and use of ecological resources, and the shifting of environmental risks and problems to the poorest parts of world society.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Leiden University

In the Governance of Sustainability programme, you will be educated to be a future 'broker' or 'change maker' to improve the quality of governance solutions to major sust ... [+]

In this new programme, you will obtain in-depth knowledge of both the governance perspective (social science) and the natural sciences. You will learn how to integrate these perspectives in order to develop and improve the quality of governance solutions to major sustainability challenges such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and the transition to a circular economy. In addition, you will learn a variety of skills required to cope with wicked sustainability problems and to develop oneself into a future 'change agent' in a governance context.

The first year is used to create a ‘shared language’ and to bridge the differences between students related to their various disciplinary backgrounds. To accomplish this, you will be encouraged to share and leverage your specific knowledge with your peers, especially during the (in and outside) class group assignments. In the second year, we challenge you to create the connections and to deal extensively with a more complex real-life situation using the acquired knowledge and transdisciplinary skills.

Throughout the entire programme, you will work on group assignments based on real-life cases. These cases will translate the knowledge and skills directly into hands-on assignments that resemble what you could be confronted with in your future work environment. Moreover, these group assignments give you ample opportunities to practice skills like critical thinking, synthesizing, reflecting, arguing, debating, collaborating and intercultural skills.... [-]

Netherlands Leiden
September 2019
Full-time
24 months
Campus
International Hellenic University (IHU)

This programme offers students challenging, cross-disciplinary modules that are specifically designed to provide a well-rounded education on the multitude of issues in su ... [+]

The University

The International Hellenic University is Greece’s first state university, where programmes are taught exclusively in English.It already attracts a strong international academic faculty and outstanding students from Southeast and other European and Black Sea countries.As a state University, all degrees awarded are accredited by the Government and are recognized in the European Union and internationally.

The Course

The IHU MSc in Environmental Management and Sustainability focuses on understanding the current status and future trends in sustainable development and corporate responsibility. The programme provides the necessary theoretical background to understanding the concept of sustainable development in relation to the operation of firms and organisations and the applied tools and techniques to integrate sustainable practices into their management. The programme offers two streams of specialisation: - Environmental Management - Sustainable Tourism Management... [-]

Greece Thessaloniki
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
Campus
Aalto University

The Master’s Programme in Creative Sustainability (CS) provides you with the skills and knowledge to promote sustainable development through business. The linkages betwee ... [+]

The Master’s Programme in Creative Sustainability (CS) provides you with the skills and knowledge to promote sustainable development through business. The linkages between business and sustainability are highly important in contemporary organizations, whether you wish to be a sustainability specialist in business or a management professional operating in some other field.

Career opportunities

Sustainability considerations arise in every organization and thus there are several possible career options for someone with expertise in sustainability in business. As a sustainability specialist, you can work in multinational companies and other large organizations, as a consultant, in start-ups and as an entrepreneur, or you may deal with sustainability issues in business from positions in NGOs or the public sector. ... [-]

Finland Espoo
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus