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Compare 19 Master of Science Programs in Sustainable Development

Once students complete a bachelor’s degree, or similar undergraduate degree, they may have the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in their chosen field. The master’s degree gives students the opportunity to further develop their skills and knowledge in a more focused manner than their undergraduate studies. A master’s degree in science, or MSc, can be of particular use in the field of Sustainable Development.

What is an MSc in Sustainable Development? This program usually covers topics relating to environmental and natural resources, improving sustainability at local and global levels, environmental technology, natural resource usage, the relationships between systems, and how advanced methodologies can be used to identify and solve problems. In the end, graduates should be prepared to use modern research and methods to improve sustainable development.

As in other fields, an advanced degree, such as the MSc in Sustainable Development, is useful when graduates seek employment opportunities. The advanced degree gives graduates an edge when they compete for preferred jobs and often qualifies them for higher pay scales. The educational benefits of a master’s degree often come with the ability to conduct research, apply critical thinking skills, and develop questions that lead to clear answers.

The cost of attending a master’s program can vary a great deal from one school to another, especially as the schools are spread across country lines. In order to determine which program is best, prospective students should review their options thoroughly.

Graduates will have the tools they need to contribute to the emerging transition from fossil fuels to renewable and sustainable energy resources. They can expect to find jobs with government agencies, consulting firms, energy companies, and public and private organizations. They may apply for jobs such as plant engineer or project manager. Some graduates choose to continue their studies in order to become researchers with a direct influence on the development of sustainable resources.

 

In order to apply for admission to an MSc in Sustainable Development program, prospective students should review the program listing. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form. 

19 Results in Sustainable Development Filter

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.

SUMA – Master in Sustainable Materials

EIT RawMaterials Academy SUMA
Campus 2 years September 2019 Finland Espoo France Grenoble Belgium Leuven Austria Leoben Italy Trento Milan + 8 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.

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.

MSc Sustainable Development

University of Sussex Business School
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Brighton + 1 more

This MSc will show you how to translate theories of social and technological innovation into effective development policies and practices. These skills are in high demand in international development agencies, NGOs, national ministries and firms in developing countries.

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.

MSc in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full-time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Manchester

Designed with today’s environmental managers in mind this MSc integrates the scientific, social, economic and political factors involved environmental decision making.

Master of Science in Sustainable Materials Engineering

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

The program Master of Science in Materials Engineering: sustainable materials aims at the study of properties, production or extraction, processing, use and recycling of a whole range of materials.

Master in Sustainable Development

Utrecht University
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

This two-year Master’s program is aimed at students who want to contribute to the design of the solutions needed to achieve an environmentally and socially accountable society. In this program, you will learn how to analyse the processes associated with change and will consider the short and long-term management of these processes on local and global levels.

MSc in Sustainable Development

University of Bradford
Campus Full-time Part-time 12 - 15 months September 2019 United Kingdom Bradford + 1 more

This new programme is designed to develop leaders with a deep understanding of sustainable development ideas, institutions, policies and networks - and the necessary critical thinking skills to inform policy and create long term impact. It is designed and delivered by a team with cutting-edge research and policy advisory track record, who are passionate about sustainable development.

MSc in Innovation and Global Sustainable Development

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

This programme's unique focus on spatial dynamics enables you to gain insights into how the areas of development and innovation interplay, evolve and shape the economy in different regions and periods of time.

MSc Leadership for Sustainable Development

Queen's University Belfast
Campus Full-time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Belfast

Managing sustainability is one of the most challenging and rapidly growing areas in both the public and private sectors. With increasing recognition of the impact of a world living beyond its means, the commitment to sustainable development to meet the needs of present generations without jeopardising those of the future has never been more apparent.

MSc in Sustainable Development

University of St Andrews
Campus Full-time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Saint Andrews

The MSc in Sustainable Development is aimed at students with a background in biology, economics, environmental sciences, geography, mathematics, politics or sociology who are interested in making a change to society, the environment and the economy.

MSc in Sustainable Development (Distance Learning)

SOAS University of London
Online Full-time Part-time 2 - 5 years February 2020 United Kingdom London Singapore + 2 more

This programme aims to provide students with a broad grounding in the main concepts associated with sustainable development, but also provides the opportunity to specialise in one area in greater depth.

Master of Science in Sustainable Development, Management and Policy

MODUL University Dubai
Campus Part-time 2 years September 2019 United Arab Emirates Dubai

The MSc programme in Sustainable Development, Management, and Policy (SDMP) invites students from diverse backgrounds to explore sustainability through a multidisciplinary lens. The programme strives to build a high level of expertise among its graduates for analyzing conditions and problems related to sustainability and for effective solution design.

Graduate Diploma / MSc in Management for Sustainable Development

Dublin City University | DCU Connected - Excellence in Online Education
Online Part-time 2 years January 2020 Ireland Dublin

This programme will enable learners to carry out research on a range of focused topics, involving data collection, critical analysis, and interpretation and to present them in a report format. Management for Sustainable Development’s main philosophy is that for business to be sustainable in the long-term, a manager must effectively manage the whole of the business’ resources, including environmental, economic and social resources, from a sustainable, global perspective.