Masters Programs in Sustainability

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Sustainability

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. 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 Acquiring... [-]

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 Design (MDes) Social Innovation

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Master of Design in Social Innovation applies the lens of design thinking to address some of society’s most intractable social, environmental and economic challenges. [+]

Masters in Sustainability. The Master of Design in Social Innovation applies the lens of design thinking to address some of society’s most intractable social, environmental and economic challenges. Its focus is on the organisational models, methods and approaches needed to shape positive social change, sustainable growth and new business models. In the face of the promise of untold growth we are now confronted by a harsh reality: that in the second decade of the 21st century the traditional model of ‘business as usual’ is no longer viable. In applying a range of approaches to designing and prototyping social ventures and models of organisation, the MDes in Social Innovation will equip you with a practice-based approach to embedding innovation in the area of sustainability, community resilience, corporate social responsibility, venture philanthropy and organisational agility. Working with a cross- disciplinary team of professionals, the course will allow you to learn about radical ideas, evolve these ideas and test them in a ‘lived’ organisational environment. The MDes Social Innovation will demonstrate that many of the most successful designs, innovations and innovators have learned to operate across the boundaries between disciplines, sectors, organisations and traditional services. At its heart lie three design principles: an holistic approach - the need to approach innovation from a ‘holistic’ point of view, drawing on its potential impact in terms of people, technology, the environment, psychological and emotional meaning and long-term sustainability a core intent - the potential to develop a ‘core intent’ and value proposition to organisational models... [-]

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 [+]

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 in Responsible Management

Steinbeis University Berlin Institute Corporate Responsibility Management
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 15 months October 2017 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 of Architectural Science - Sustainable Building Design & Performance

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Masters in Sustainable Building Design & Performance taught masters programme is for those seeking to develop a career or hoping to undertake further studies in sustainable building analysis and design. [+]

MArchSc Sustainable Building Design & Performance FT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) The Masters in Sustainable Building Design & Performance taught masters programme is for those seeking to develop a career or hoping to undertake further studies in sustainable building analysis and design. It supports students to define themselves within the fields of sustainability, architecture, energy, environment and health. Students are encouraged and supported in the pursuit of a broad range of inter-related issues through active enquiry and autonomous investigation. The programme provides a learning environment within which each student is encouraged and can make a unique and individual contribution as well as being part of a team. It is delivered through lectures, seminars, tutorials and individual and group project work, all supported through contact time in class, individual supervisory sessions and online course content. The programme is designed to place value on each individual and their contribution to the group, supporting their development through an inclusive, exploratory and encouraging learning environment. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes Career Opportunities Graduates of the programme will be well positioned and will have a distinct advantage in securing roles in defining the sustainable future of the built environment. Students who have completed graduate and postgraduate programmes with the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy and the UCD Energy Research Group have gone on to work in world-renowned consultancies, practices, research agencies... [-]

Master's Degree In Energy Efficiency And Sustainability

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Castellón

The Master is aimed at both professional futures as practitioners in fields related to industrial installations and building. The knowledge imparted deepen allow various energy technologies and respect for the environment, essential to address the problems related to energy and environmental sustainability. [+]

Masters in Sustainability. The Master is aimed at both professional futures as practitioners in fields related to industrial installations and building. The knowledge imparted deepen allow various energy technologies and respect for the environment, essential to address the problems related to energy and environmental sustainability. The Master is divided into five blocks. Three of these blocks (Homogenization, Research and Environmental Management) are common and are intended to strengthen and standardize the basic knowledge. The remaining two are of expertise. The first set of expertise is geared towards energy efficiency in industrial facilities, while the second is geared towards Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Coordination: Antonio Gallardo Izquierdo. Department of Mechanical Engineering and Construction. UJI. Number of credits: 60 ECTS credits Duration: one academic year (October 2017 / September 2018) Mode: (October 2017 / June 2018) Language of teaching: Spanish Price: pending publication (2016: € 46.20 / credit) [-]

Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Online Part time July 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability equips professionals with the capability to constructively engage with the complete environmental concerns that confront contemporary societies. The emphasis of this degree is the integration of theory and practice with an interdisciplinary grounding in sustainability, environmental management, impact assessment and policy. [+]

The Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability equips professionals with the capability to constructively engage with the complete environmental concerns that confront contemporary societies. The emphasis of this degree is the integration of theory and practice with an interdisciplinary grounding in sustainability, environmental management, impact assessment and policy. You will develop specialist knowledge regarding issues of global consequence including sustainability and ecosystem health, water management, environmental legislation and planning, environmental impact assessment, social change and development, climate change policy and conservation biology. By developing an advanced understanding of the key approaches in environmental management and decision making, you’ll expand your critical appreciation of sustainability, ethics, governance and cultural difference in relation to environmental practice and management. With the flexibility to study your areas of interest, the program has been developed to prepare you with a solid understanding of environmental management and sustainability with focus on practical application of theoretical concepts. With a number of emerging industries on the radar, including climate change, sustainable energy, infrastructure, water management and land use, demand for qualified and experienced environmental professionals is expected to grow by 40%. At the completion of your master studies, you will be able to apply your high-level practical and theoretical knowledge across a variety of fields, including research, consultancy, advocacy and private practice. Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability at a... [-]

Master's Degree In Sustainable Building

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain A Coruña Ferrol + 1 more

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. [+]

Masters in 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... [-]

Master of Sustainable Agriculture

Charles Sturt University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 18 - 36 months January 2018 Australia Orange + 1 more

CSU's Sustainable Agriculture program is flexible, and designed to meet the needs of agriculture by equipping students with the necessary skills to balance the natural resource, human and economic factors that affect agricultural sustainability. [+]

CSU's Sustainable Agriculture program is flexible, and designed to meet the needs of agriculture by equipping students with the necessary skills to balance the natural resource, human and economic factors that affect agricultural sustainability. Why study this course? CSU's Master of Sustainable Agriculture brings together studies in the three key domains of sustainability: agricultural and natural systems, agribusiness, and the humanities. Through the development of creative and critical perspectives on sustainability, the course focuses on innovative ways of enhancing agriculture for the medium to long term. Graduates are equipped to provide leadership in policy, research and strategic management that is relevant to a wide range of industry contexts. The Master of Sustainable Agriculture designed to meet the needs of agriculture by equipping students with the necessary skills to balance the natural resource, human and economic factors that affect agricultural sustainability. Graduates are equipped to provide leadership in policy, research and strategic management that is relevant to a wide range of industry contexts. The Master of Sustainable Agriculture aims to promote advanced, critical reflection by promoting the acquisition of advanced analytical and problem solving skills and conceptual insight that will enhance the capacity of the candidate to undertake positions of significant responsibility in their chosen field; and encouraging excellence in scholarship and / or focused research within the candidate's discipline area. The Master of Sustainable Agriculture aims to promote advanced, critical reflection by: promoting the acquisition of advanced analytical and problem-solving skills and conceptual insight that will enhance your capacity to... [-]

Master in Sustainable Materials (SUMA)

KU Leuven - University of Leuven
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Sustainability. 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... [-]

Master Ecology And Sustainable Development

West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 France Angers

This master (bac + 5) trains executives with multi-skills in ecology of natural resources, urban ecology and environmental management in a sustainable development perspective. [+]

TRAINING OBJECTIVES Acquire knowledge and depth skills in different areas of the environment Learning to manage environmental issues through two routes to choose from: Ecology course of natural resources and sustainable development (ERNDD) facing the management of natural and anthropogenic Urban ecology course and sustainable development (EUDD) facing the management of urban ecosystems Ability to validate the IT and Internet Certificate Level 2: environmental activities and sustainable development (c2i2 MEAD). + THE TRAINING Success rate close to 100% Human scale workforce Personalized monitoring of the student Professionalizing of studies: Internship 4 months in the first year and 6 months in 2nd year Professional contract Possibility of 2nd year [training schedule adapted to alternately linked to time in Company] Tutored project in 2nd year The possibility of a semester and / or internship abroad Suitable equipment and infrastructure A vibrant student life Study tours on the themes of eco-construction and applied ecology. TRADES AND SECTORS Official representative or responsible for environmental studies Eco-Environmental Advisor / Planning Head of Sustainable Development Project Manager natural spaces Environmental Engineer Responsible for communication and mediation Development Officer and animation of the territory Independant consultant Responsible for regulatory monitoring studies Independent consultant to construction companies Domain: Science, Technology and Health Mention: Ecology, Environment Specialty: Ecology and Sustainable Development ADMISSION Hold a license (to enter M1) or M1 (to enter M2) in the following areas: biology, ecology, environment, geography, urban planning, architecture, civil engineering or energy engineering Possibility to take the training in continuing education: VAE and... [-]

Master's programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability

Blekinge Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

This programme extends over two semesters and concentrates on two integrated themes. The first of these themes is an internationally recognized and scientifically reviewed model (framework) of systematic work towards an attractive and sustainable society (strategic... [+]

Masters in Sustainability. Master's programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability The society within the biosphere is to its nature a much complex system. To achieve success in this system, i.e. a sustainable society, knowledge of how success is defined and how it can be achieved is required. On the basis of a fundamental vision of a sustainable society, one can through “backcasting” formulate a strategy to reach the desired aim. This programme extends over two semesters and concentrates on two integrated themes. The first of these themes is an internationally recognized and scientifically reviewed model (framework) of systematic work towards an attractive and sustainable society (strategic sustainable development). This is a universal model which can be used to work with sustainable development within many different fields globally, nationally, in companies, in municipalities, in whole societies and on the individual level. This model gives a systematic method for: analysis of the present, visualization of solutions, finding strategies to reach sustainable solutions, choosing and developing general and supplementary tools to develop indicators for a sustainable development. The other theme consists of leadership in complexity (LiC). These concepts stem from studies on both management and natural sciences of how complex systems behave. To create a resilient social fabric, including a robust global economy supported by a healthy environment, we need to learn what it means to work and lead effectively in complexity and build our capacity to engage others in navigating change towards sustainability, together. The above aspects and concepts will not only... [-]

Master of Sustainable Environments and Planning

Bond University
Campus Full time 72 weeks January 2018 Australia Robina

This program provides two specialisations: Environmental Management or Urban Design and Planning. [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 Bachelor degree at an approved institution. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program provides two specialisations: Environmental Management or Urban Design and Planning. The Environmental Management specialisation provides an in-depth examination of environmental management, including field work. The content is globally focused, providing qualifications that are in demand worldwide. The Urban Design and Planning curriculum equips you with the theoretical and practical skills required to undertake the design, appraisal and management of urban and regional developments. With this qualification, professionals from a built environment background will be able to undertake urban planning and development at a professional level. PROGRAM STRUCTURE This program enables you to exit after four subjects with a graduate certificate, after eight subjects with a graduate diploma or complete 12 subjects for a master’s degree. Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Environments and Planning (4) Complete four of the following subjects: Environmental Assessment Environmental Management and Climate Change Environmental Science Field Work Planning and Assessment Processes Planning Theory and Ethics Project Planning and Scheduling Regional Planning Policy and Practice Sustainable Communities Urban Design and Place Making Economics of Sustainable Development Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Environments and Planning (8) If you have obtained a relevant undergraduate degree and seek accreditation by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), you must complete the following eight subjects: Economics of Sustainable Development Environmental Management and Climate Change Planning Theory and Ethics Project Planning and Scheduling Regional Planning Policy and Practice Sustainable Communities 2 x Approved Elective Subjects... [-]

Master's Degree in Energy Technology and Management for Professionals

Sabanci University
Campus Part time 12 months September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The Energy Technologies and Management (ETM) Master Program for Professionals was started by Sabancı University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences in the 2013-2014 academic year for executives and aspiring professionals who wish to specialize in energy industry, and continues with new students, content that evolves constantly based on the requirements of the industry, and a widening circle of professors. [+]

Masters in Sustainability. Energy Technologies and Management Master Program for Professionals The Energy Technologies and Management (ETM) Master Program for Professionals was started by Sabancı University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences in the 2013-2014 academic year for executives and aspiring professionals who wish to specialize in energy industry, and continues with new students, content that evolves constantly based on the requirements of the industry, and a widening circle of professors. The program is based on three pillars to serve the needs of its participants and the energy industry: Equipping students with the multidisciplinary knowledge and dimensions of energy studies (engineering, management, politics, law, environment, finance among others); Enabling executives in energy business to share their knowledge and experience with students to help them gain practical skills; Creating a university-industry cooperation platform through midterm and graduation projects to sustain collaboration between energy companies and authorities, professionals and researchers or academics who undertake studies in this area. In today’s world, energy security is a major challenge. Renewable and sustainable technologies, energy-efficient product requirements, new energy market structures and environmental policies are being integrated into the global and national energy landscape. Professionals with focused training in energy technologies and management are in demand. Executives, managers and policy makers must remain up-do-date on the latest resources, incentives and technologies to make choices that are smart, sound and reliable. The program is for professionals and graduates with broad training in engineering, economics, business administration, policy and regulation. Candidates can arrange study programs suited to... [-]