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29 Masters Programs in Social Sustainability Studies

To go deeper into a subject, you can pursue a master's degree after earning your bachelor's. This graduate degree typically takes two years to complete and features advanced topics you often need to study independently. So, what is a Master in Social Sustainability Studies? Sustainability refers to how long something can last and social sustainability studies look at how long something can last in… Read more

To go deeper into a subject, you can pursue a master's degree after earning your bachelor's. This graduate degree typically takes two years to complete and features advanced topics you often need to study independently.

So, what is a Master in Social Sustainability Studies? Sustainability refers to how long something can last and social sustainability studies look at how long something can last in a growing human population. This includes things such as medicine, food and livable land. You can expect to learn more about climate change, land management and energy consumption. To prepare for this degree, consider completing a business, engineering or social structures degree.

Within a sustainability program, some skills you can learn are deductive reasoning, management and decision-making. With good reasoning skills, you can optimize your daily life while management and decision-making skills help you promote positive change in a group setting.

The cost of a master's degree depends on many things, including how many courses you can take online and where your chosen school is located. It is also important to find out what sort of book costs and registration fees you will be paying. As you finalize your budget, double check whether there are stipends and other financial aid available.

Employers who hire graduates with a social sustainability degree include government agencies, environmental protection groups and energy creators. These employers want someone who understands how resources are best managed in growing human populations. Your knowledge of energy systems can also be used while employed in a regulatory capacity. To widen your job search, look in corporate sustainability and the technology sector.

Due to the rise in concern about global sustainability, more schools are offering this degree program than ever before. 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 +1 More

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

This specialisation 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 the switch to a circular economy, renewable energy, green transport and infrastructure (include drainage) and sanitation, and the provision of drinking water. -
MSc
Full-time
12 months
English
Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Turku
Turku, Finland

The Master’s Degree Programme in Inequalities, Interventions and New Welfare State is a cross-disciplinary, international study programme. The MPINVEST programme educates rese ... +

The Master’s Degree Programme in Inequalities, Interventions and New Welfare State is a cross-disciplinary, international study programme. The MPINVEST programme educates research and public administration professionals for analysing social inequalities and welfare state institutions as well as developing new policies and intervention methods to reduce disadvantages and improve wellbeing and skill development of children and youth. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
19 Jan 2022
Campus
 
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
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 

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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Bolzano, Italy

The 2-year practice-oriented and transdisciplinary master program is an educational framework for designers that aim to contribute to more sustainable, resilient, and fair fut ... +

The 2-year practice-oriented and transdisciplinary master program is an educational framework for designers that aim to contribute to more sustainable, resilient, and fair futures — both locally and trans-locally. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English, German, Italian
Oct 2021
Campus
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

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

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. -
MSc Postgraduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 21 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
UniLaSalle
Rennes, France

The main mission of environmental engineers is to take concrete action for the environment in a wide variety of sectors. At the heart of the challenges of the circular economy ... +

The main mission of environmental engineers is to take concrete action for the environment in a wide variety of sectors. At the heart of the challenges of the circular economy, they operate on processes to improve the quality of air, water & soil, to better recycle & recover waste and to develop renewable energies. -
Master
Full-time
2 - 5 years
French, English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Georgetown University - SFS - School of Foreign Service
Washington, USA

Master of Global Human Development (MGHD) prepares students—through coursework, co-curricular activity, and a summer field assignment—to understand the challenges of developme ... +

Master of Global Human Development (MGHD) prepares students—through coursework, co-curricular activity, and a summer field assignment—to understand the challenges of development and provides them with the tools and experience to address those challenges as successful professionals. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
15 Jan 2022
Campus
 
Deggendorf Institute of Technology
Pfarrkirchen, Germany

With this Master's degree, you will gain the qualifications and skills for an international career in the future-orientated sector of healthy and sustainable buildings.

With this Master's degree, you will gain the qualifications and skills for an international career in the future-orientated sector of healthy and sustainable buildings. -
Master
Full-time
4 semesters
English
15 Mar 2022
15 Jan 2022
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
06 Sep 2021
11 Aug 2021
Campus
 
Structuralia
Alcobendas, Spain +1 More

The Master in Structural Calculation is proposed in a practical and theoretical way whose objective is to train professionals in everything related to the calculation of struc ... +

The Master in Structural Calculation is proposed in a practical and theoretical way whose objective is to train professionals in everything related to the calculation of structures through the introduction, theoretical concepts and software programs used in the best engineering and construction companies. You will have an expert level in the management of such programs with all the knowledge in aspects of execution and control of structures, geotechnics, soils, rocks, seismicity, metal and concrete structures. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
Spanish
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 2021
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 future ... +

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
 
The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Nottingham, United Kingdom

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 collaboration ... +

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 collaboration with industry. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Jönköping University
Jönköping, Sweden

The Master programme Sustainable Building Information Management gives the student knowledge, skills, and tools needed to produce, use and manage BIM in the building sector to ... +

The Master programme Sustainable Building Information Management gives the student knowledge, skills, and tools needed to produce, use and manage BIM in the building sector to create sustainable values. The knowledge received in the programme will enhance the careers of existing professionals and create new career paths for young professionals, e.g. as BIM engineer, BIM coordinator, and BIM manager. Positions that did not exist until recently, but now they are key positions in many companies. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
23 Aug 2021
Campus
 
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Suzhou, China

The MSc Sustainable Construction programme gives you technologically advanced knowledge, problem-solving skills and a comprehensive understanding of the key aspects of sustain ... +

The MSc Sustainable Construction programme gives you technologically advanced knowledge, problem-solving skills and a comprehensive understanding of the key aspects of sustainability in civil engineering construction. During your studies, you will gain a critical awareness of current and future challenges 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. -
MSc
Full-time
18 - 36 months
English
Sep 2021
15 Jun 2021
Campus
 

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