Masters Programs in Sustainable Development

Compare 23 Masters Programs in Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

A masters degree in sustainable development is a postgraduate study program where sustainability issues are approached from an interdisciplinary standpoint. The program prepares students to apply skills of sustainable development and respond to the needs and possibilities of societal transformation. The global community faces a variety of deep economic, social and environmental challenges that are escalating because of climatic changes and globalization. Responses to those challenges are frequently framed within the broader aspect of sustainable development.

This masters program focuses on the worldwide development and environmental challenges that have been recognized in international agreements. In addition, it explores ways of finding solutions to those challenges by promoting sustainable development. The aims of the program are to enhance awareness for informed decision and policy-making on sustainable development issues; to provide practical research experience and opportunities for reflection in order to promote sustainable development; and to develop critical, analytical, and integrative skills for resolving environmental and sustainable development challenges.

A master in Sustainable development can find career opportunities in Government ministries and other public sector organizations concerned with policy analysis in the fields of sustainable development and environmental planning; and International and non-governmental organizations concerned with the sustainable dimensions of economic change. You can also work in public and private sector companies conducting analyses of the interface between environment and poverty; and applied research and teaching in institutions of research and higher education.

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Master of Environmental Management and Development

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Australia Canberra

The Master of Environmental Management and Development will boost your career in natural resource management and environmental policy, and improve your professional ability to respond to the complex challenges of sustainable development. [+]

The Master of Environmental Management and Development will boost your career in natural resource management and environmental policy, and improve your professional ability to respond to the complex challenges of sustainable development.

Offered by the internationally-renowned Crawford School, the program will equip you with the theoretical understanding and practical skills you need to contribute to the goals of economic viability, social acceptability and environmental sustainability in different social and political contexts.

Focus areas include biodiversity conservation, food security, climate change, social impacts, environmental governance, and management of primary resources such as water, fisheries, forests, and minerals... [-]


Master in Sustainable Entrepreneurship

University of Groningen - Campus Fryslan
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

Ever considered a career in sustainability and management? This Master's programme will teach you everything you need to know about Sustainable Entrepreneurship. The global economy is undergoing a transformation towards a sustainable society in which the interests of people, planet, and profits together are the driving force, rather than neoclassical industrial economic systems. [+]

Ever considered a career in sustainability and management? This Master's programme will teach you everything you need to know about Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

The global economy is undergoing a transformation towards a sustainable society in which the interests of people, planet, and profits together are the driving force, rather than neoclassical industrial economic systems. This transformation needs academic professionals who can demonstrate that sustainable entrepreneurship is key. Our programme trains these professionals.

Are you interested in:

developing a new perspective? circular business models? learning from real entrepreneurs? developing your leadership and management skills and academic knowledge about sustainability? ... [-]

Master's in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 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 depend 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.... [-]


Master Ecology And Sustainable Development

West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 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 ... [-]

Mestrado em Desenvolvimento Sustentável e Gestão de Turismo

Universidade Católica De Moçambique
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Mozambique Maputo + 1 more

O curso de Mestrado Profissionalizante em Desenvolvimento Sustentável e Gestão de Turismo rege-se pela Lei n.27/2009 de 29 de Setembro, sobre o ensino superior, publicada no Boletim da República I Série, Número 38, pelos Estatutos da Universidade Católica de Moçambique, e pelo Regulamento em vigor na Faculdade de Gestão de Turismo e Informática. [+]

O curso de Mestrado Profissionalizante em Desenvolvimento Sustentável e Gestão de Turismo rege-se pela Lei n.27/2009 de 29 de Setembro, sobre o ensino superior, publicada no Boletim da República I Série, Número 38, pelos Estatutos da Universidade Católica de Moçambique, e pelo Regulamento em vigor na Faculdade de Gestão de Turismo e Informática.

As actividades turísticas, há longo tempo praticamente esquecidas em Moçambique, supõem, nos nossos dias, um vector fundamental do desenvolvimento económico, atraindo o interesse cada vez maior dos sectores público e privado. À semelhança do que está a acontecer em outros países, o Turismo pode tornar-se, em Moçambique, na primeira indústria e verdadeiro motor da economia e do desenvolvimento. Para responder à necessidade de profissionais criativos, inovadores e competitivos, que o sector está a exigir, a Faculdade de Gestão de Turismo e Informática orgulha-se de apresentar este mestrado.... [-]


Master in Public Planning for Sustainable Development

Örebro University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 Sweden Örebro

The focus of the programme is sustainable development as a vital challenge to our societies that needs to be seriously addressed by governments and public administrations. The programme is a cooperation between Human Geography, Political Science and Sociology and is a one year master, 60 credits. [+]

Would you like to develop skills and tools that enable you to contribute to a more sustainable society? If that is the case, this programme is tailor-made for you!

The focus of the programme is sustainable development as a vital challenge to our societies that needs to be seriously addressed by governments and public administrations. The programme is a cooperation between Human Geography, Political Science and Sociology and is a one year master, 60 credits. The first semester you take multidisciplinary courses that focus on sustainable development as a political and professional challenge and contribute to theoretical and empirical insights into the complexity of different environmental problems and their connection to social and economic dimensions. You develop an understanding of how environmental problems are framed and how these frames impact on what strategies and solutions are chosen as well as help explain why some problems are not handled at all.... [-]


MArch Sustainable Urban Design

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course focuses on the design of urban areas and cities, combining innovative design with the latest research. [+]

The 12 month MArch Sustainable Urban Design course focuses on the design of urban areas and cities and is a research and project-based programme. The course is designed to enhance the quality of our cities by bringing innovative design into a new relationship with the latest theoretical research with regard to the structure of urban form and the creation of urban places in order to respond to the major opportunities and challenges.

The programme draws upon the research and practice expertise of the academic staff within the Department. This includes the authors of internationally renowned books and journal papers on urban design and related areas together with considerable international practice experience that informs the teaching on the programme.... [-]


Master of Architectural Science - Sustainable Building Design & Performance

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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. [+]

M.Arch.Sc. Sustainable Building Design & Performance FT Graduate Taught (level 9 n.f.q., 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? ... [-]

Master in Sustainable Urban Planning and Design

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

The master’s program in Sustainable Urban Planning and Design focuses on the interrelationship between the built environment and social, economic and institutional forces. The program provides professionals with a profound and broad understanding of the multiple factors in sustainable urban development. Students are trained to alter planning and design practices to respond to the environmental conditions and societal needs of the future. [+]

The master’s program in Sustainable Urban Planning and Design focuses on the interrelationship between the built environment and social, economic and institutional forces. The program provides professionals with a profound and broad understanding of the multiple factors in sustainable urban development. Students are trained to alter planning and design practices to respond to the environmental conditions and societal needs of the future.

Sustainable Urban Planning and Design at KTH

The program brings together students of architecture, planning, civil engineering and natural and social sciences. Students will be equipped with theoretical knowledge and professional tools that position them to act as critical links, joining multiple perspectives together in sustainable planning and design processes relevant in Sweden and worldwide. Coursework includes substantial time spent in studios and on projects that train students in practical skills as well as giving them a deep understanding of planning and design practice.... [-]


Master in Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development

Stockholm University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Stockholm

Our Master’s programme in Socio-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development will introduce you to the complexity of interactions between humans and nature. You will learn how to use resilience thinking as an approach to managing socio-ecological systems and to help you solve real-world problems. [+]

Our Master’s programme in Socio-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development will introduce you to the complexity of interactions between humans and nature. You will learn how to use resilience thinking as an approach to managing socio-ecological systems and to help you solve real-world problems.

Reasons to choose Broad training in methods for studying the complexities of socio-ecological systems Emphasis on how resilience thinking can be applied to solve real-world problems International and highly interactive learning environment where you develop skills and networks Programme structure

Courses in the first year have their emphasis on resilience and reflect the challenges facing society and research at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. The second year you will gain practical research experience while conducting your degree project.... [-]


Master in Resource Economics and Sustainable Development

University of Bologna
Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Rimini

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. [+]

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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development

Turin School of Development (International Training Centre of the ILO)
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Turin

Our Master’s programme explores the legislative, regulatory, organisational and managerial foundations of a modern Public Procurement System. [+]

The International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO) in partnership with the University of Turin (Faculties of Law and Economics) and UNCITRAL (UN Commission on International Trade Law) offers this Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development that explores the legislative, regulatory, organisational and managerial foundations of a modern Public Procurement System. The programme is a unique, blended learning opportunity: it combines the study of policy tools and theory prescriptions with applied assignments and research work. It provides you with direct access to expertise from academia, international organisations and think-tanks, as well as the latest literature and cutting-edge research. This will prepare you for a range of highly developed functions connected with public procurement management and supervision.... [-]


Energy Management and Sustainable Development

South East European University
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Macedonia Tetovo Skopje + 1 more

The renewable energies are important for environmental protection. In WB the contribution of water energy is relatively good. The other renewable energies are up to now nearly not used. So the improvement of higher education here is needed. Renewable energy is highly important for the future economy in the partner countries in the Western Balkan region with limited energy resources in a growing economy. [+]

The renewable energies are important for environmental protection. In WB the contribution of water energy is relatively good. The other renewable energies are up to now nearly not used. So the improvement of higher education here is needed. Renewable energy is highly important for the future economy in the partner countries in the Western Balkan region with limited energy resources in a growing economy and with the related environmental problems. Thereby existing studies are upgraded and new Master studies introduced, which are covering the whole field of renewable energy and management.

The study program in Energy Management and Sustainability Development will be developed under special consideration of the specific and combined aspects of energy, environment, economy, and legislation. It will address the issue of developing sustainable energy systems in a period of profound and rapid change of national and regional energy markets. The different renewable energy systems such as water and tide, wind, solar energy, chemical energy, geothermal energy, biomass, and biogas will be integrated into several courses. Highly important is the integration of economy to analyze the affordability of the different systems and the time scale for the realization of a special affordable energy system. Thereby the storage of energy in a battery or as potential or chemical energy gets a new dimension.... [-]