Master's Program - Sustainable Development

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Program Description

Master's Program - Sustainable Development

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Master's Program - 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 program Sustainable Development offers opportunities to learn more about sustainable development in various disciplines.

Content

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.

The program starts with a review of different approaches to sustainable development in natural and social sciences. You will be equipped with a number of analytical and quantitative tools appropriate for assessing and managing sustainable development. These are then applied to interdisciplinary case studies where you will work with students from other disciplines. You choose optional courses in the third term within the profile of your Bachelor’s degree. The master thesis is written during the fourth and final term.

Future

The degree offers the prospect of a job as a decision maker in the private or public sector, a teacher or a scientist. Examples of job opportunities in the private sector are the automobile construction and IT sectors, and a range of non-governmental organizations. Other potential employers are public agencies such as environmental protection agencies and local and regional authorities, owing to their need to implement sustainability targets set by central government. The studies will also form an excellent basis for pursuing Ph.D. studies and academic research.

Prerequisites


Equivalent to Bachelor’s degree of 180 HEC including 90 HEC in one of the following subjects/subject areas:

  • Natural Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology

Knowledge equivalent to English B from upper secondary school. Required results at internationally recognized tests are:

  • TOEFL computer-based minimum 213
  • TOEFL internet-based minimum 79
  • TOEFL paper-based mimimum 550
  • IELTS score of at least 6,0, no band lower than 5,0
  • Cambridge CPE or CAE: pass


Last updated January 31, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Aug. 2018
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
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Sweden - Alnarp, Skåne County
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Sweden - Alsike, Uppsala County
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Sweden - Umeå, Västerbotten County
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Aug. 2018
Sweden - Alsike, Uppsala County
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Sept. 2018
Sweden - Alnarp, Skåne County
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Sweden - Umeå, Västerbotten County
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