Masters Programs in Sustainable Development

Compare 14 Masters Programs in 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 in Global Energy Transition and Governance Nice--Berlin

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Germany Berlin France Nice + 2 more

A unique graduate programme in Global Energy transition and Governance. Anglophone, takes place in Nice and Berlin [+]

Masters in Sustainable Development. The Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give a deep understanding of the complexity of the current energy transformations in Europe and worldwide. The programme takes place in Berlin and Nice. The programme offers a unique, multidisciplinary approach which distinguishes it from other Master’s courses in the field of energy studies. It analyses the links between the different levels of energy governance, from an international to a local level, offering problem-focused learning at the crossroads of theory and practice. The one-year programme stretches over three terms and takes place in two study locations: Nice and Berlin. Students who successfully complete the programme acquire 60 ECTS credits. The programme is structured into three terms: The first term (October-December) in Nice encompasses classes on the basics of the four energy modules: International energy governance, Economic energy governance, the EU energy governance and Energy and territories. Each module is complemented by seminars dealing with current energy issues. An academic or professional expert is invited for each event. For their second term (January-March) students move on to Berlin where teaching in the four modules continues in the form of workshops. Each module organises a half-day workshop with an expert. Students prepare the workshops in group work delivering papers on themes linked to the topic of the seminar (climate negotiations, energy stock exchange, the role of the EU interconnections in the European energy market, the EU... [-]

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 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 Sustainable Development. 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... [-]

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. ... [-]

MArch Sustainable Urban Design

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

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. [+]

Masters in Sustainable Development. 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. The programme covers place-making, public realm design, urban conservation and regeneration issues, urban design theory and practice and sustainable urbanism theory and application. Students will acquire knowledge and develop the skills necessary to face contemporary cultural, historical, social, economic and environmental challenges that our towns and cities face in terms of achieving holistic sustainability in those realms. Students will be encouraged to develop problem-solving skills through creative urban design proposals. They will also develop an understanding of the complex relationship between spatial and design issues and social and economic urban processes. The course also addresses urban design as a mode of research and practice that shapes urban environments, physical or not and responds to current urban issues. Students will develop the design and research tools which when effectively... [-]

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 2017 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. The programme The unique learning path offered by this programme through a succession of distance learning, face-to-face tuition and applied research ensures an optimal transfer of competences while minimising disruption of your job. Part I - Distance Learning      ... [-]

MA in Energy and Sustainable Development

Kadir Has University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey Istanbul

As a vital input of economy, energy is one of the most strategic tools for sustainable development of countries. The contemporary energy system, which is 90 percent dependent on fossil fuels, is not sustainable due to resource scarcity, environmental problems, and global climate change. [+]

Masters in Sustainable Development. As a vital input of economy, energy is one of the most strategic tools for sustainable development of countries. The contemporary energy system, which is 90 percent dependent on fossil fuels, is not sustainable due to resource scarcity, environmental problems, and global climate change. Another factor increasing the importance of energy is that in today’s world, where natural gas is used as a transition fuel on the path towards a low-carbon energy system, the geopolitical rivalry among major energy players continues to heighten. This rivalry accelerates the struggle for resources and causes global economic and political destabilization. Turkish energy system is also faced with crucial problems. Turkey imports about three quarter of its energy in exchange for 50-60 billion USD and its dependence on foreign resources threatens energy security as well as national security of the country. Turkey’s import dependency on natural gas and oil, which are the most consumed primary resources, is currently more than 90 percent. Furthermore, domestic energy production is gradually decreasing while the gap between production and consumption continues to widen. In the 21st century, state economy cannot be sustained under such circumstances in energy. Another important feature of Turkey’s energy system is high energy demand owing to her rapid development, which attracts the attention of the world as a rising market. In the last 50 years, the primary energy demand increased by 5 percent while the demand for electricity increased by 8 percent and this situation is expected to continue for... [-]

Master's Degree In Sustainability And Energy Efficiency

laSalle Barcelona Postgraduate
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Integral Construction Management - Specialty Sustainability and Energy Efficiency offers specialized in architectural and urban sustainable, environmentally friendly and integrates facilities energy efficiency systems design training. [+]

The Master in Integral Construction Management - Specialty Sustainability and Energy Efficiency It offers specialized in architectural and urban sustainable, environmentally friendly and integrates facilities energy efficiency systems design training. Today, society demands a sustainable growth model in which respect the environment and the welfare of people is a fact. Public awareness and new legal frameworks such as the entry into force of the Technical Building Code (CTE), are necessary but not sufficient. Since 1998, with the beginning of the Master Control Building and Sustainable Architecture (MCEAS), La Salle is committed to the training of professionals in essential for the development of the territory and society disciplines. With this master it responds to the demand in the market for professional profiles able to provide architectural solutions that incorporate the use of efficient energy systems. The Master enables the development of strategic sustainability criteria in order to improve on interventions in the territory and in architectural and urban design. Energy Efficiency in buildings is associated with more consumers active systems using tools to improve the performance and increase energy supply from renewable energy sources. INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION OF RANKINGS 4th Best in Spain in Real State Management sector and among the top 100 in the World Ranking Eduniversal. 5th Best Master in Spain. World Ranking. Responds to the demand in the market for professional profiles able to provide architectural solutions that incorporate the use of efficient energy systems. Addresses the entire management of the construction process from the gestation of the ideaque... [-]

Building Sustainability (MBA)

TU-Campus EUREF
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Sustainable Development. 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. Finding solutions to such a complex challenge means that a multitude of actors from business, society, and public administration take part in the process and influence it with their differing and often conflicting interests. Resulting from this is the need for skilled workers who both understand all stakeholders and are able to work with them. Building Sustainability Strategic concepts for communication and cooperation in large-scale projects are crucial for their success. Whereas, “simply” building a house has become a manageable task, things become much more complicated when considering the urban environment and wider interests such as energy efficiency. The Master program, Building Sustainability focuses therefore, not only on technical and economic perspectives, but also aims at imparting relevant knowledge from other disciplines. This means that the scope... [-]

European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management

European Master in Renewable Energy and European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen Spain Zaragoza + 1 more

SESyM focuses on the multidisciplinary aspects of energy systems. It provides management and communication skills, as well as the necessary technical knowledge to tackle the challenge of the energy system transition. [+]

Objectives The aim of the European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management is to provide postgraduate students with the skills required for employment in the Sustainable Energy industry. Students will specialise in business case analysis, modelling,project design and implementation. As a result of the foreign contact the course requires, our students will have the international outlook essential to the industry HR needs. By structuring the course in three sections, students are guaranteed to spend time in at least two different EU countries and make contact with a wide range of European institutes and companies involved in the sustainable energy sector. The participating universities are all well-established in training and the education sector as well as being recognised at an international level for their work in the field of sustainable energy system management. Structure The course is divided into three sections. In the first semester(September/October to January), students acquire a solid foundation in systems management. In the second semester (February to June), they specialise in a chosen topic at a different university. At the end of the course, students complete a six-month practical or research project. The entire programme is run on a modular basis with credits awarded for passing each section and the successful completion of the project. A total of 90 ECTS credits (30 for each section of the course) are required with a satisfactory level of achievement in all the sections to obtain the European Master degree. The core provides a solid foundation in systems management with legal,... [-]

Master in Sustainable Development Law

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The Paris Sorbonne Master program in Sustainable Development Law is specifically designed and adapted for students to acquire fundamental knowledge and professional skills in sustainable development which are nowadays required in business, administration and law, in all public or private organizations”. [+]

Masters in Sustainable Development. "Sustainable development is a collective and collaborative process of change contributing to improvements in the quality of life. It requires the integration of economic growth and social justice with environmental protection objectives and has become necessary for all economic policymakers and stakeholders at the national and international levels to take into account as they develop their strategic plans. The Paris Sorbonne Master program in Sustainable Development Law is specifically designed and adapted for students to acquire fundamental knowledge and professional skills in sustainable development which are nowadays required in business, administration and law, in all public or private organizations”. Anthony Chamboredon, PSUAD Associate Professor, faculty advisor for the Master program Objectives Achieve a high level of comprehension in public policies and private strategies of sustainable development within domestic and international legal frameworks. Acquire strong legal skills to counsel both public and private entities. Deepen understanding of technologies as well as economic and institutional models supporting sustainable development. Define sustainability criteria and benchmark measures to critically assess existing systems. Design sustainable solutions to real-world problems and optimize quality and strategic decision making. Key Features Twelve-month program; delivered in English; Close interaction with the business and sustainable development communities; Courses taught by both university academics and working professionals in the field; Students may choose to write a research paper or perform a professional internship; Flexible Curriculum (evening or weekend classes) Program overview* Semester 1 General Principles of Sustainable Development Geopolitics of Sustainable Development Environmental Responsibility Corporate Social Responsibility... [-]

Energy Management and Sustainable Development

South East European University
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 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 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... [+]

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 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. Thе study program in Еnergy Мanagement 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 in several courses. Highly important is the integration of economy to analyse 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. Many renewable energy systems are not permanently available and depend on the climate conditions or the day and night problems. Candidates with different background such as mechanical, electrical, civil, geological, environmental and IT engineering, or economical and... [-]

Master in Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CCSD)

Asian Institute of Technology School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD)
Campus Full time 4 semesters June 2018 Thailand Pathumthani

CCSD is a key element of maintaining sustainable livelihoods and economies in Asia. Given the enormous cultural, social, political, and biophysical diversity across Asia, the climate change and [+]

Master in Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CCSD)

CCSD is a key element of maintaining sustainable livelihoods and economies in Asia. Given the enormous cultural, social, political, and biophysical diversity across Asia, the climate change and sustainable development professionals need a strong working knowledge of several interrelated sciences. Through teaching, research and outreach activities, the CCSD program at AIT seeks to develop professionals who can contribute to address issues of the climate change impacts and sustainable management of resources, through a curriculum and research program that exposes the students to a wide range of contemporary topics.

Due to the interdisciplinary character of CCSD, students with a wide variety of backgrounds including agriculture, biosciences, environmental sciences, energy, forestry, including social sciences such as e.g. anthropology, geography, economics and sociology are encouraged to seek admission to the certificate, Diploma, Master and Doctoral Degree programs offered by the CCSD program. There are three areas of specialization including Climate Science, Mitigation, and Adaptation.
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Master's Programme - Sustainable Development

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Uppsala Alnarp Umeå Denmark Fredriksberg Finland Helsinki Spain Barcelona Copenhagen Germany Göttingen United Kingdom Bangor Italy Padua + 15 more

The Master programme Sustainable Development offers opportunities to learn more about sustainable development in various disciplines. Sustainable development is an important political objective in Sweden, the European Union... [+]

Master's Programme -  Sustainable Development

Human activities affect and are affected by natural resources in many ways. Do you want to learn more about sustainable development in natural and social contexts?

The programme Sustainable Development offers opportunities to learn more about sustainable development in various disciplines.

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Sustainable development is an important political objective in Sweden, the European Union, and other countries all over the world. The concept of sustainable development has an interdisciplinary basis and applies a holistic approach incorporating economic, social and ecological dimensions. Knowledge of the way interactions between environmental and social factors affect economic development is central.... [-]