Masters Programs in Sustainability Studies

Compare 82 Masters Programs in Sustainability Studies

Sustainability Studies

The interdisciplinary field of Sustainability exists at the meeting point of social science, ecology and economics. Master of Sustainability students will learn about the science and politics of climate change, poverty and development, corporate social responsibility, ethics and the environment and much more in the process of coming to understand the new and profoundly important field of research in Sustainability. Due to their highly interdisciplinary nature, Master of Sustainability programs may be found in a range of university departments, for example in Anthropology, Philosophy, Management, Economics, Business, Political Science, Environmental Studies or even Art and Design. Further, within the chosen Master of Sustainability program, students will find a range of professors, resources and materials coming from different related disciplines, combining to form a rich fabric of learning.

Master in Sustainability programs are normally one to two year programs when taken in a full time course schedule. Part time, online and distance learning study modes are also available at some universities offering Masters programs in Sustainability. Prerequisites often include a Bachelor degree with an adequate grade point average, and some schools may require a language proficiency test.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can enroll in a Masters of Sustainability program, scroll down and read more about the various accredited universities and institutions featured below.

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MA In Sustainable Tourism Destinations And Territorial Tourism Planning

School of Tourism and Hospitality - The OSTELEA
Campus Full time April 2018 Spain Barcelona Madrid

Ostelea has decided to implement a Master's program in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Territorial Tourism Planning, which aims to train professionals and managers who lead the change towards a more sustainable planning and management of tourism activity, whether in public administration or the private sector. [+]

Masters in Sustainability Studies. Masters in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Territorial Tourism Planning Sustainable development has become a new paradigm of the century, both public and private, from the international to the local. In the tourism sector, this paradigm has crystallized into the idea of ​​sustainable tourism, which focuses on the environmental, social and economic aspects of this sector. Increasingly, government agencies, academic institutions, tourist destinations, companies and international organizations who care to integrate sustainability criteria into their policies. Ostelea has decided to implement a Master's program in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Territorial Tourism Planning, which aims to train professionals and managers who lead the change towards a more sustainable planning and management of tourism activity, whether in public administration or the private sector. Meet the latest study by Ostelea on "Ecotourism and Sustainable in Spain", which analyzes and watch one of the forms of tourism that has experienced greater growth in recent years. Reasons to study the Master: Eight field work in the tourist area of ​​Barcelona on experiences in sustainable planning. Ostelea is affiliated member of the World Tourism Organization (OMT). Join WTO in initiatives such as Knowledge Network, guarantees the academic quality of the program. Research Group: part of the faculty of the Master is integrated into the Group of Multidisciplinary Research in Tourism (OSTELEA GRIT-EAE), which focuses its scientific production in the field of international tourism management. GOALS The Masters in Sustainable Tourism Destination Tourism Planning and Territorial allows you to: KNOW THE SUSTAINABLE TOURISM INDUSTRY... [-]

Master in Sustainable Materials (SUMA)

KU Leuven - University of Leuven
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Leuven

The SUMA master programmes aim to train tomorrow’s industrial engineers in collaborative work in a global world and gather some of the best educational programmes in the field of sustainable materials engineering in Europe. [+]

The SUMA master programmes are labelled by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) and funded by EIT RawMaterials. The SUMA master programmes aim to train tomorrow’s industrial engineers in collaborative work in a global world and gather some of the best educational programmes in the field of sustainable materials engineering in Europe. They stimulate innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership and focus on circular (eco)design, materials substitution, life cycle engineering and circular economy design, materials processing and recycling, manufacturing, and innovation. They involve studies in two different institutions, an internship in a company and and a master thesis in collaboration with a company. Master programme The Sustainable Materials (SUMA) master programmes are two year master programmes embedded in the engineering programmes of the participating universities (120 ECTS). They combine a high level of expertise in materials with competences in sustainable materials engineering and sustainability to educate responsible materials oriented entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders for the future. Structure The backbone of the master programs is a solid technical basis broadly covering aspects of materials and processing, sustainability and recycling, circular (eco)design and life cycle engineering, materials substitution and manufacturing (60 ECTS). This is completed with courses on entrepreneurship and innovation (30 ECTS), an internship (6 ECTS), and the master thesis (24 ECTS). The internship and thesis are positioned in companies strongly related to the field of sustainable and raw materials. Selected students can chose one of ten different options and study one full year at one of the partner universities and... [-]

Master's in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Bergen

Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration [+]

Masters in Sustainability Studies. Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration ECTS credits: 120 Duration: two years NHH is one of few business schools in the world where you can specialise in business within the energy sector and graduates from this master’s programme are in great demand. This programme aims to educate the next generation of interdisciplinary managers in the fields of energy and natural resource development. Future development and prosperity depends largely on access to energy sources and secure, reliable supplies of natural resources. Exploitation of these resources has a significant impact on the environment and getting the balance right is a critical factor in the commercial world where business sustainability is increasingly defined by factors going beyond the bottom line. Whether your goal is to shape public policy, become a resource economist, work for a big energy corporation, or pursue a career in commodity trading and financial products, the programme provides you with an excellent basis for a future career that encompasses crucial and relevant issues to modern society. ... [-]

Master of Management (MAM) in Sustainability

Sustainability Management School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years Switzerland Gland

The aim of the of the Master of Management with an emphasis in Sustainability Management is to offer a predominantly professionally-oriented education that addresses sustainability challenges facing leaders in today’s complex work patterns. This Master Program is interdisciplinary since it blends business strategy, natural and social sciences. Designed for all professionals in corporations, nonprofits and governmental agencies demanding sustainability knowledge and practice. [+]

The aim of the of the full time (one year) or part-time (two years) Master in Management with an emphasis in Sustainability Management is to offer a predominantly professionally-oriented education that addresses sustainability challenges facing leaders in today’s complex work patterns. This Master Program is interdisciplinary since it blends business strategy, natural and social sciences. Designed for all professionals in corporations, nonprofits and governmental agencies demanding sustainability knowledge and practice. This Master Program is designed to improve managerial or entrepreneurial skills through tackling sustainability challenges while leading hotel facilities. Program Organization: Length: 3 terms (full-time program) or 6 terms (part-time program). Content: 9 core modules, 5 major courses including a project in collaboration with our local and international partners and a final capstone course. Small classes. Upon request, individual lectures. Starting Dates: January, April and September. Requirements for the Master’s Programs: Official certified transcripts and diplomas of Bachelor or Master Studies, with certified translation if not originally in English. TOEFL (minimum score of 550 PBT or 80 IBT), or IELTS (minimum score of 5.5), or other Standardized English Placement Exams. Motivation Letter indicating why you want to study in Switzerland at Sustainability Management School. Copy of Passport or ID. Graduate Program Costs Non-refundable application fee - 200 CHF for EU/500 CHF for Non-European. 1-year program costs: 35,950 CHF (OPTIONAL second year with internship, an additional 7,600 CHF) Expenses & Materials - 450 CHF. SUMAS does not currently offer any scholarship programs or grants. Career Opportunities This program will prepare students... [-]

Master of Environmental and Resource Economics

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

This program provides the tools of economic analysis at an advanced level and applies them to policy issues with a focus on environmental and resource economics. Areas of specialisation covered in elective courses include: agricultural and resource economics, cost-benefit analysis, economic development, econometric methods, economic regulation, and environmental and natural resource policy. [+]

This program provides the tools of economic analysis at an advanced level and applies them to policy issues with a focus on environmental and resource economics. Areas of specialisation covered in elective courses include: agricultural and resource economics, cost-benefit analysis, economic development, econometric methods, economic regulation, and environmental and natural resource policy. A common theme across these courses is the integration of environmental and resource decisions into the broader context of national and international economic policy.

Graduates find ready employment with universities, national and international policy agencies, leading corporations and civil society organisations.... [-]


Master of Engineering Leadership in Integrated Water Management

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Integrated Water Management is an intensive one-year degree program that will enable you to spearhead initiatives focused on water use, treatment, research and protection. [+]

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Integrated Water Management is an intensive one-year degree program that will enable you to spearhead initiatives focused on water use, treatment, research and protection. There is a growing demand for professionals in the public and private sectors who can develop and lead sustainable water management solutions. Graduates of this program will be highly sought after for their unique combination of leadership and technical sector-specific skills. Watch this video and learn more about this unique technical management program from our students and professors. Propel Your Career Forward This unique master’s degree program will: equip you with an understanding of the aquatic environment; how to apply physical, chemical and biological unit operations and processes to water resources; and increase your familiarity with regulatory and environmental frameworks; broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain; provide a dynamic learning environment that includes working on collaborative projects with students and faculty; offer opportunities for you to learn from world-renowned faculty and industry experts; and help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication. Eligibility Requirements You are eligible for this program if you meet the MEL admission requirements and you have: an undergraduate degree in chemical and biological engineering, civil engineering, geological engineering or a related discipline in engineering, environmental sciences, geology, fluid mechanics, hydrology, biotechnology, biology, biogeography or microbiology; and two or more years of relevant work... [-]

Master in Leadership for Sustainability

Malmö University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Sweden Malmö

This multidisciplinary master’s degree programme provides in-depth knowledge on sustainable development and sustainability leadership. The programme provides students with an understanding of organisation and leadership theory in the context of sustainability. It also provides students with an understanding of research methods for sustainable decision-making. [+]

This multidisciplinary master’s degree programme provides in-depth knowledge on sustainable development and sustainability leadership. The programme provides students with an understanding of organisation and leadership theory in the context of sustainability. It also provides students with an understanding of research methods for sustainable decision-making. The education lays a solid foundation for those seeking to lead or manage sustainable initiatives in the workplace, community and the world.

What is Leadership for Sustainability about?

The master’s degree programme is grounded in four core premises:

Sustainability requires new forms of organising, especially when it comes to project-based organisations involving diverse stakeholders. Organising and leading sustainability requires new and diverse leading and organising skills, understanding and knowledge for managers and leaders of sustainable projects. Organising and leading sustainability requires a new way of thinking sustainability within and between organisations. Current research on social entrepreneurship and social innovation can reveal new methods and strategies with regards to this. Methodological and methodical knowledge and understanding are needed to enable leaders to make sustainable decisions. ... [-]

Master in Responsible Management

Steinbeis University Berlin Institute Corporate Responsibility Management
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 15 months October 2018 Germany Berlin + 1 more

Master of Arts in Responsible Management (MRM) - The objective of the Master´s Program is to champion responsible management by developing a new generation of business leaders capable of handling the complex challenges faced by business, society and the environment in the twenty-first century. [+]

MA in Responsible Management

Master of Arts in Responsible Management (MRM) - The objective of the Master´s Program is to champion responsible management by developing a new generation of business leaders capable of handling the complex challenges faced by business, society and the environment in the twenty-first century.

The Master of Arts in Responsible Management (MRM) aims to give students a broad overview of responsible management within the business context, specifically focusing on theoretical debates within the discipline, business ethics, sustainability and strategic management. The courses aim to equip participants with both the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills necessary to be responsible managers. The key learning outcomes/goals of the program, in conjunction with the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME), are:... [-]


Master Environmental and Sustainability Management

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
Campus Part time 4 semesters October 2018 Austria Krems

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Masters in Sustainability Studies. The topic of sustainable management is on everyone’s lips. At IMC Krems, you can study it! Graduates are in a position to support companies and organisations with the implementation of sustainable initiatives and strategies. A strong sense of environmental responsibility is central to their plans and activities, whether on the client or the supplier side. As the programme is lectured in German exclusively, further information is available in German only on our website www.fh-krems.ac.at. [-]

Master in in Resource Economics and Sustainable Development (RESD)

University of Bologna School of Economics, Management and Statistics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Rimini

RESD offers an excellent preparation in environmental economics, a critical understanding of the issues involved in sustainable development both from a theoretical and practical perspective and of the complex interactions between economic decisions, market forces, governmental policies and the environment. [+]

Are you interested in tackling the environmental challenges of tomorrow and the issues of sustainable development? We will offer you a solid preparation in environmental economics, a critical understanding of the issues involved in sustainable development both from a theoretical and practical perspective and of the complex interactions between economic decisions, market forces, governmental policies and the environment. Programme objectives RESD graduates will be able to critically evaluate the qualitative and quantitative implications of environmental policies and to autonomously produce, research and forecast concerning the evolution of markets for natural resources and to contribute to the design, production and marketing of products compatible with the sustainability of natural resources. RESD courses will provide an in-depth analysis of natural resources, taking into account the institutional setup of markets and the competitive strategies of firms. Overview The Paris Climate Agreement reached at COP21 last December 2015 reinforced the objective of keeping global temperature rise well below 2 C - and even further to 1.5 C above pre-industrial levels. According to the Copenhagen-based European Environment Agency (EEA), Europe has improved air and water quality, cut greenhouse gas emissions and improved waste recycling and waste management practices in recent years. But new, more courageous policies have to be implemented by the European Union to reach the ambitious goals of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% compared with 1990 levels by 2030, and by 80-95% by 2050. Moreover, by 2030 the European Union aims to increase energy efficiency by at least 27% and... [-]

M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

The Master of Planning in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation, prepares students with the knowledge and skills to understand and analyze urban areas as spatial structures, social networks, cultural landscapes, and service systems, and to design better, and more inclusive and sustainable urban environments responsive to the particular natural and cultural identities and heritage of the place. This course invites students to engage with cities in a multidisciplinary way to propose local solutions to global issues like climate change and migration, and to protect heritage values. It offers a multi disciplinary approach to urban design and conservation that critically engages with ideas of sustainability and resilience, urban and regional, and development and community. [+]

Masters in Sustainability Studies. M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation From small neighborhoods to large metropolitan centers, urban areas in India today are in a state of rapid growth and transformation. Rapid urbanization and relentless globalization threaten to erode, diminish, and erase the cultural heritage (tangible and intangible) along with irreparable destruction to the natural environment of places. We believe that a deeper understanding and engagement with the cultural heritage and natural environment and ecology of particular locales will lead to creative and innovative strategies to protect heritage values while reaching for inclusive and sustainable goals in the design of urban landscapes. The Master of Planning in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation, prepares students with the knowledge and skills to understand and analyze urban areas as spatial structures, social networks, cultural landscapes, and service systems, and to design better, and more inclusive and sustainable urban environments responsive to the particular natural and cultural identities and heritage of the place. This course invites students to engage with cities in a multidisciplinary way to propose local solutions to global issues like climate change and migration, and to protect heritage values. It offers a multi disciplinary approach to urban design and conservation that critically engages with ideas of sustainability and resilience, urban and regional, and development and community. The course is a program of the UNESCO Chair in Culture, Habitat, and Sustainable Development at Srishti. As such, students will gain familiarity with international (and national) norms and standards in heritage management including... [-]

Master in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability (AMIS)

University of Bordeaux
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Bordeaux Pessac Talence + 2 more

AMIS is a Master program which explores the theme of “Substitution of critical or toxic materials in products for optimized performance”. [+]

AMIS is a Master program which explores the theme of “Substitution of critical or toxic materials in products for optimized performance”.

Program outline

Labelled by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), AMIS is a Master program in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability which explores the theme of “Substitution of critical or toxic materials in products for optimized performance”. It also covers the topics of “Material chain optimization for end-of-life products” and “Product and services design for the circular economy” - all of which are central themes of the AMIS. The primary focus of the AMIS program is metal and mineral raw materials. Bio-based and polymer materials are studied in view of their substitution potential. Other materials are also analyzed in the context of multimaterial product recycling. In addition, the AMIS program includes a solid package of courses and project work in innovation and entrepreneurship.... [-]


Masters in Sustainable Transportation and Electrical Power Systems (STEPS)

Sapienza University of Rome
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Rome

Mastering energy has been the main driver of modern growth and development. World economic development is probably more dependent than ever on energy, and face major energy challenges very closely interrelated: improve energy efficiency, cut down fossil energy consumption to reduce energy dependence and CO2 emissions, and developing alternative renewable energy sources. [+]

What is STEPS?

It is a two-year Erasmus Mundus Master's Course in Sustainable Transportation and Electrical Power Systems (EMMC STEPS) given by four partner universities in the field, divided into two mobility tracks:

Sustainable transportation Electrical Power Systems Challenges and opportunities The Energy Sector

Mastering energy has been the main driver of modern growth and development. World economic development is probably more dependent than ever on energy, and face major energy challenges very closely interrelated: improve energy efficiency, cut down fossil energy consumption to reduce energy dependence and CO2 emissions, and developing alternative renewable energy sources.... [-]


Master's Degree In Sustainable Building

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain A Coruña

The University Master in Sustainable Building (MUES) is an official year-long study cycle whose purpose is to train professionals in the areas of sustainability. [+]

Introduction The Master's Degree in Sustainable Building (MUES) Is a one-year official study cycle designed to train professionals in the areas of sustainability. The theme to be developed is currently of great interest due to the entry into force of various national and European regulations, such as the Horizon 2020, Which condition the future of new buildings. From 2020 it will be mandatory that all new buildings be Almost zero power consumption, For that reason the Master has as objective the formation of qualified and specialized professionals that cover this necessity. The training contents, with a Significant practical load, Are oriented to provide professional skills to the student to Respond to the current and future demand of sustainability experts. This higher cycle of studies also promotes the Research career, Directing it towards the doctorate in matters related to the sustainable building, of maximum actuality. The study plan Includes 3 specialties: Certification of sustainability in the building Certification of structural verification Energy audit and certification in building Why study the degree Career prospects The Master will have a mixed orientation, professional and research, a necessary way to increase the contribution of knowledge to the building sector. One of the aims of the Master is to train specialized building professionals capable of achieving the convergence objectives set out in the most recent European directives for sustainable growth (Horizon 2020) and included in the Energy Saving and Efficiency Action Plan Spanish State, which will generate a great demand for specialized professionals. In addition,... [-]

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.... [-]