Masters Programs in Social Sustainability Studies

Compare 4 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 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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Master in Smart Buildings and Sustainable Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Torino
Campus Full time 6 months January 2019 Italy Turin

The Master course in Smart Buildings and Sustainable Design addresses the issue of sustainability in terms of design strategies that optimize environmental, energy and social behaviors of the urban environment. [+]

The Master course in Smart Buildings and Sustainable Design addresses the issue of sustainability in terms of design strategies that optimize environmental, energy and social behaviors of the urban environment. The course is aimed at embedding interactive and web connected technology with architecture, in order to become aware of what is going on in the surrounding environment and acquire the capability of virtuous reactions. Sustainable design deals with the challenges and problems of post-industrial polluted cities by combining design and technical skills to outstanding theoretic, critical and cultural knowledge.

Professional opportunities - Graduates can progress or start a career in national and international architecture and engineering studios as Designers or Specialists in sustainable strategies and innovative technologies. The highly technological profile of the Master course, including the use of 3D printers and emerging building technologies, opens the doors to public or private research centers, experimental labs and institutions related to product design and technology innovation.... [-]


Master's Degree In Gender Studies And Equality Policies

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Master in Gender Studies and Equality Policies provides a framework for theoretical study of basic concepts such as gender differences, power relations or cultural discourses that still maintain a status quo of inequality and discrimination. Knowing this framework we will liaise to undertake the analysis of the reality around us, focusing on methodologies of action to eradicate inequality and establish policies that reflect European, national and regional legislative provisions on equal opportunities. [+]

The Master's Degree in Gender Studies and Equality Policies offers a framework for the theoretical study of basic concepts such as gender difference, power relations or cultural discourses that still maintain a status quo of inequality and discrimination. Knowing this framework we will liaise to undertake the analysis of the reality around us, focusing on methodologies of action to eradicate inequality and establish policies that reflect European, national and regional legislative provisions on equal opportunities.

Justification title

Equality between women and men is a fundamental right that, however, is not reflected in everyday life in an effective and real way. Discriminatory attitudes are still rooted in our society and manifest as the source of many of the problems that still beset women today, preventing such equality.... [-]


Master in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Stockholm

The programme provides students with the tools to solve future environmental problems and water issues. The courses in, for example, environmental assessment and water resources engineering are preparatory to careers as environmental engineers. The scope of the programme is international and interdisciplinary. [+]

The programme provides students with the tools to solve future environmental problems and water issues. The courses in, for example, environmental assessment and water resources engineering are preparatory to careers as environmental engineers. The scope of the programme is international and interdisciplinary.

Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure at KTH

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 programme has no tracks and there is, in general, a large degree of freedom for the students to select courses within the programme, given that the specific course prerequisites are fulfilled. The courses offered within the programme are based on a combination of theoretical and practical approaches – both in the field as well as in laboratory; using tools as GIS, different computer models and tools for decision support.... [-]


Master of Global Human Development (MGHD)

Georgetown University - SFS - School of Foreign Service
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 USA Washington DC

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. [+]

The Master of Global Human Development is an innovative, academically rigorous skills-based graduate program that is designed to prepare the next generation of development professionals to work with public sector agencies, private businesses, and non-profit organizations involved in the sector. Through coursework, extra-curricular activity and a practical fieldwork experience students understand the challenges of development and develop the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to become leaders in their field and make a difference in our global community.

About the Program

One billion people today still live in extreme poverty. Reducing world poverty and promoting growth and development in poor countries are among the major challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Bringing about this change has never been more urgent or more prominent in public discourse on international relations, or in the priorities of graduate students considering their future careers.... [-]