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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

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

This master 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 renewable energy, green transport and digital infrastructure, waste management and sanitation, and the provision of drinking water. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
01 Jul 2022
Campus
 
Khalifa University
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The M.Sc. Sustainable Critical Infrastructure (M.Sc. in SCI) program will be conducive to developing highly skilled researchers and workforce and attracting substantial govern ... +

The M.Sc. Sustainable Critical Infrastructure (M.Sc. in SCI) program will be conducive to developing highly skilled researchers and workforce and attracting substantial government and industry interest. The academic program is designed to develop core capabilities, through the integration of coursework and research that is critical to the region. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
University of Turku
Turku, Finland

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

The Master’s Degree Programme in Inequalities, Interventions and New Welfare State is a cross-disciplinary, international study program. The MPINVEST program educates research and public administration professionals for analyzing social inequalities and welfare state institutions as well as developing new policies and intervention methods to reduce disadvantages and improve the wellbeing and skill development of children and youth. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2023
18 Jan 2023
Campus
 

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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 (UK)
01 Sep 2023
01 May 2023
Campus
 
George Washington University - College of Professional Studies
Arlington, USA

In our master’s degree in Sustainable Urban Planning, you will study cities through the lens of economic, social, and environmental sustainability. The program’s world-class f ... +

In our master’s degree in Sustainable Urban Planning, you will study cities through the lens of economic, social, and environmental sustainability. The program’s world-class faculty delivers state of the art courses, personalized mentoring, and firsthand insight on projects they have conducted in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. By working with them and your peers – inside of the classroom, and out – you’ll learn how to leverage knowledge of cities into forward-looking policy and action for advancing the goals of societies across the globe. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
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
Sep 2022
07 Jul 2022
Campus
 
National University of Singapore
Singapore

The Master of Science (Building Performance and Sustainability) programme is a multi-disciplinary educational programme. The aim of the programme is to offer graduates of diff ... +

The Master of Science (Building Performance and Sustainability) programme is a multi-disciplinary educational programme. The aim of the programme is to offer graduates of different disciplines, who are engaged in the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of building systems and services, an opportunity to acquire knowledge and practice in the broad field of Building Performance and Sustainability. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Aug 2023
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

Our new Organising Social Impact Master’s programme prepares you for work in grassroots, non-profit, public and private organisations committed to advancing society, making it ... +

Our new Organising Social Impact Master’s programme prepares you for work in grassroots, non-profit, public and private organisations committed to advancing society, making it more sustainable, inclusive and just. We offer you a unique combination of interdisciplinary theoretical knowledge, research methodologies, professional skills and experience in the field. This programme will enable you to understand organising as action and process to foster institutional transformation, both in theory and in practice. It will allow you to explore how you can have an impact and become part of social change. -
Master
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

Thinking about a career in housing? Our PgDip and MSc Housing Studies (with Internship) offers a unique combination of academic study and professional work experience.

Thinking about a career in housing? Our PgDip and MSc Housing Studies (with Internship) offers a unique combination of academic study and professional work experience. -
MSc Postgraduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 36 months
English
Sep 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
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
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 2023
15 Jan 2023
Campus
 
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
Campus
 
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 2022
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 futur ... +

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
 
Uniminuto

The Master in Communication, Development and Social Change is a four-semester academic program whose purpose is to train researchers and professionals with the ability to perf ... +

The Master in Communication, Development and Social Change is a four-semester academic program whose purpose is to train researchers and professionals with the ability to perform in multiple academic, political, business and community scenarios, who undertake communication plans and programs aimed at integral development , human and social. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Spanish
Campus