Masters Program in Sustainability Studies in Germany

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Sustainability Studies

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Those interested in pursuing an advanced degree in sustainability will learn about relevant topics, including the science and politics of climate change, development, poverty, and the social responsibility of larger corporations. Most programs are at least two years in length.

Germany is a great destination for international scholarsand has a high quality higher education system. The value of this level of education has been improved by the Germany's strong economy. Foreign students enjoy excellent living standards in a secure and safe surroundings. Berlin is the capital.

Top Master Programs in Sustainability Studies in Germany 2018

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Master in Responsible Management

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

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:... [-]


SUMA – Master in Sustainable Materials

EIT Rawmaterials
Campus 2 years September 2018 Germany Berlin

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 particular 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. [+]

The Challenge

Materials provide the foundation of the modern global economy. Moreover, materials, many of them critical, are becoming increasingly relevant for the shift to a decarbonizing society as materials enable the transition to renewable energy, electric mobility, resource efficiency, among others. In order to ensure a future society is supplied with a sustainable stream of raw materials, robust solutions and game-changing technologies will be pivotal to ensuring material supply keeps pace with demand.

Sustainable material solutions with SUMA

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 particular 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.... [-]


SINReM – Master in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management

EIT Rawmaterials
Campus 2 years September 2018 Germany Berlin

In order to deal with this challenge, three leading European universities cooperated to develop a new Erasmus+ Master programme - the International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM). SINReM was created to educate a new generation of professionals who can engineer technology to reinvent materials science, gain competence, expertise and confidence in developing solutions in the sustainable use of materials. [+]

The Challenge

Sustainability is more than just a buzzword. Raw materials are one of the fastest depleting resources on Earth. A steady and sustainable supply of many of these materials are vital for a decarbonizing society, renewable energy infrastructure, electric mobility but also consumer products and electronics. The outdated make-take-use-dispose model is no longer valid in a world of finite resources.

In order to deal with this challenge, three leading European universities cooperated to develop a new Erasmus+ Master programme - the International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM). SINReM was created to educate a new generation of professionals who can engineer technology to reinvent materials science, gain competence, expertise and confidence in developing solutions in the sustainable use of materials.... [-]


MBA in Sustainable Mobility Management

TU-Campus EUREF
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2018 Germany Berlin

Beginning in the academic year 2017/2018, the Technical University of Berlin (Technische Universität Berlin) is offering a new master’s program on Sustainable Mobility Management on the EUREF Campus in the center of Berlin. The course targets transport engineers, transport and mobility experts, planners, architects, and sustainability project managers who want to gain in-depth, special knowledge in the field of sustainable mobility management. [+]

Sustainable Mobility Management (MBA)

TU-Campus EUREF

Beginning in the academic year 2017/2018, the Technical University of Berlin (Technische Universität Berlin) is offering a new master’s program on Sustainable Mobility Management on the EUREF Campus in the center of Berlin. The course targets transport engineers, transport and mobility experts, planners, architects, and sustainability project managers who want to gain in-depth, special knowledge in the field of sustainable mobility management.

The growing environmental impact of transport systems, as well as their energy voracity, requires new approaches and new concepts. This MBA offers an integrative design across disciplines, addressing a range of different perspectives. The theory and practice-driven approach gives students both a conceptual understanding and the skills needed to tackle practical problems, covering the needs of strategy development, analysis, and implementation, complex decision making and project management.... [-]


Master in Environment and Resources Management

Institute For Technology And Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Germany Cologne

The binational Master Program started in 2008 as a joint initiative from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ) and the Mexican National Council on Science and Technology (CONACyT). [+]

Master in Environment and Resources Management

The Latin America and the Caribbean region (LAC) encompass a huge diversity of landscapes and ecosystems and is highly heterogeneous in terms of economic development and social and indigenous history. The region faces serious challenges such as climate change and natural disasters; and under conditions of population growth, urbanization and industrialization efficient environmental policies and programs are required to sustainably manage the natural resources. This calls for experts they are familiar with the culture, language, and politics of both sides and are skilled in intercultural communication – in short, professionals with lateral understanding and trans-disciplinary approaches for a sustainable development.... [-]


Building Sustainability (MBA)

TU-Campus EUREF
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2018 Germany Berlin

The MBA program Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency will teach students skills, methods and concepts to consider different approaches, to understand them and to align them for reaching sustainable solutions. [+]

Program Background

The concept of the German “Energiewende” – literally, energy transition – has gained international attention. It includes a variety of measures that aim at making Europe’s largest economy free of fossil fuels and nuclear energy. In order to attain this, all areas of energy production and consumption will have to go through a transition process. Besides mobility and industry, buildings are therefore one of the key factors for a successful Energiewende.

Most of all, this implies re-directing from a mainly fossil-fueled energy supply towards renewable energies and a much more energy-efficient use of energy in buildings and urban areas. This is one of the largest and most urgent challenges of current urban development and other social disciplines.... [-]


MSc in International Sustainability Management

ESCP Europe Business School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Germany Berlin

The Master in International Sustainability Management Programme is a two-year full-time Master programme across two countries - at ESCP Europe in Berlin and Paris. Students will gain a broad knowledge on all fields of sustainability management, such as sustainability culture, supply chains or CSR reporting. Company consultancy projects, career days and an internship help students to develop their own career network. The programme is instructed in English. ESCP Europe has more than 10 years of experience in integrating sustainability topics in business programmes. [+]

The Master in International Sustainability Management Programme is a two-year full-time Master programme across two countries - at ESCP Europe in Berlin and Paris. Students will gain a broad knowledge on all fields of sustainability management, such as sustainability culture, supply chains or CSR reporting. Company consultancy projects, career days and an internship help students to develop their own career network. The programme is instructed in English. ESCP Europe has more than 10 years of experience in integrating sustainability topics in business programmes.

The Master in International Sustainability Management Programme has a strong international dimension: you will study at ESCP Europe in Berlin and Paris and benefit from ESCP Europe’s global faculty, an international classroom and a worldwide corporate network.... [-]


Master Sustainability Science

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Lüneburg

Sustainable development is one of the major social challenges facing the twenty-first century. Yet, it still remains unclear in which direction and by means of which strategy sustainable development can move forward. [+]

Sustainable development is one of the major social challenges facing the twenty-first century - this much is beyond dispute. Yet, it still remains unclear in which direction, within which social and ecological framework, and by means of which strategy sustainable development can move forward. These questions form the starting point of our inter- and transdisciplinary research-oriented, and problem-focused Master's programme Sustainability Science.

CONTENT AND IDEA

A distinctive feature of the Sustainability Sciences programme is its balance between sustainable natural sciences and sustainable humanities. Our goal is to look at social-ecological systems in an academically grounded and interdisciplinary manner. We will examine the processes which form the material and energetic basis for environmental sustainability problems as well as potential practical solutions from the perspective of sustainable natural sciences. In complex social-ecological systems, s these material processes are closely interconnected with economic, juridical, political, and cultural contexts as well as with strategies and practices of important social actors. These immaterial prerequisites and conditions of environmental sustainability problems and the way these problems are addressed are the subject of sustainable humanities.... [-]


Master in Sustainable International Agriculture

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Göttingen Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 3 more

This Joint degree program of Agricultural Faculties of University Göttingen and University Kassel is for students who want to contribute to a sustainable development of agriculture worldwide. It offers a well-founded knowledge of biophysical and socio-economic factors determining agricultural livelihood systems, an understanding of global ecosystems and their relationship with agriculture and social, professional and methodological expertise. [+]

Master in Sustainable International Agriculture (M.Sc.)

This Joint degree program of Agricultural Faculties of University Göttingen and University Kassel is for students who want to contribute to a sustainable development of agriculture worldwide. It offers a well-founded knowledge of biophysical and socio-economic factors determining agricultural livelihood systems, an understanding of global ecosystems and their relationship with agriculture and social, professional and methodological expertise. Three profiles: International Agribusiness and Rural Development Economics, International Organic Agriculture and Tropical Agriculture.The Master’s program in Sustainable International Agriculture (SIA) is a consecutive joint Master study program of the agricultural faculties of the Georg-August-University of Goettingen and the University of Kassel - Witzenhausen comprising 120 ECTS. All SIA modules are taught in English.The Master’s program consists of fifteen modules with 6 ECTS each; a Master’s thesis in the 4th semester with 24 ECTS; colloquium with 6 ECTS.... [-]