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103 Masters Programs in Sustainability Studies 2020

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

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.

Masters Program in Sustainability Studies

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103 Results in Sustainability Studies

Syiah Kuala University

To respond to the demands and diversity of the potential and threat of disasters in Indonesia, Syiah Kuala University has been given a mandate by the Government to organi ... [+]

Aceh earthquake and tsunami, on December 26, 2004, was the biggest disaster - in its scale and impact - in this century. After the incident, it seemed like various other disasters took place all over the world. The high level of the vulnerability requires us to become a resilient nation against disasters. Every country needs to mobilize its resources in anticipating future events, reducing casualties and potential losses, and effectively restoring post-disaster conditions for the sustainability of national development. One crucial resource is the capacity of disaster science and technology.

Utilizing the capacity of science and technology in disaster risk reduction is also a mandate of the global framework of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDR) 2015-2030 and Law 24/2007 on Disaster Management. The role of science and technology needs ranging from understanding the dynamics of the threat, victim reduction, capacity building, to the formulation of policy. In this context, the role of universities becomes very central. Moreover, in disaster-prone areas, the university is the spearhead of the development and application of science and technology while at the same time giving birth to capable human resources to deal with various potential threats.... [-]

Indonesia Banda Aceh
September 2020
English (US),Indonesian
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Turku

More information coming soon. If you are interested in the programme, please contact Admission Services at admissions@utu.fi. ... [+]

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If you are interested in the Master's Degree Programme in Inequalities, Interventions and New Welfare State, please contact Admission Services at admissions@utu.fi.

Entry Requirements General Admission Requirements

General Requirement

You are an eligible applicant for Master’s-level studies if:

you have a nationally recognized first cycle degree – normally a Bachelor’s degree – from an accredited institution of higher education, your degree corresponds to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study, your degree is in a relevant field for the Master’s degree programme that you’re applying to. Please check the programme page for detailed degree requirements. ... [-]
Finland Turku
August 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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DOBA Business School

Cities and communities are the main venues of key challenges of modern times, which we have to understand and be able to solve by including citizens to enhance sustainabl ... [+]

Cities and communities are the main venues of key challenges of modern times, which we have to understand and be able to solve by including citizens to enhance sustainable development and quality of life.

A smart city is a city that is based on the needs of its citizens and that uses advanced technologies to promote competitiveness, sustainable development and a better quality of life.

Due to the fact that the process of urbanization is going to intensify, the cities will have to face challenges of sustainable development at different levels: environmental, social and economic, especially in less developed countries where the urbanization level is much greater. It is essential to introduce integrative policy forms for a better quality of life of both urban and rural populations, and for a greater social inclusion.... [-]

Slovenia Maribor
October 2020
English (US),Serbian
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
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Sustainability Management School

Designed for all professionals in corporations, nonprofits, and governmental agencies demanding sustainability knowledge and practice. ... [+]

You will have the opportunity to learn the most innovative best practices in the field of Sustainable Tourism and responsible management of hotels.

You will improve your leadership and entrepreneurial skills through tackling sustainability challenges while leading tourist facilities and managing protected areas.

Experiential camps and practice-oriented projects will be guided by academics and professionals. These projects are part of SUMAS’ innovative teaching methodology which includes video conferences with leading speakers in organizations and in-class company presentations. These activities not only encourage knowledge sharing but also provide valuable opportunities for networking to enhance your career development.... [-]

Switzerland Gland
February 2020
English (US)
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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Tulane University

The Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development (MSRED) degree is an interdisciplinary one-year graduate program that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to beco ... [+]

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The Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development (MSRED) degree is an interdisciplinary one-year graduate program that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to become effective and influential participants in the fields of real estate finance, design, and development. We equip our graduates with a blended education in business, economics, sustainable design, urbanism, and legal issues. The MSRED degree is practice-oriented and emphasizes opportunities for students to gain experience and build a professional network in innovative for-profit, nonprofit and public settings.... [-]

USA New Orleans
June 2020
English (US)
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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University of Copenhagen

The Master of Disaster Management provides humanitarian professionals with solid interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that meet the needs of modern emergency management ... [+]

Become a professional disaster risk management specialist

The Master of Disaster Management provides humanitarian professionals with solid interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that meet the needs of modern emergency management and disaster response.

Experience from recent major disasters, changes in the humanitarian field, the changing nature of a conflict, and climate change impact all have made it clear that a holistic approach to disasters and crisis management is needed to substantially reduce losses and deal with new challenges the current system seems ill-equipped to respond to.

A coherent and holistic approach to disaster risk management is not without challenges. The decision has to be based on a politically, economically, socially, culturally, and environmentally sustainable foundation and rooted in sound development policies. Risk reduction needs to underpin and guide decisions in Preparedness, Response and Recovery planning, and programmes. Professionals with an adequate knowledge base and the right skills are invaluable if these challenges are to be met.... [-]

Denmark Copenhagen
August 2020
English (US)
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

The 2-year practice-oriented and transdisciplinary master programme is an educational framework for designers that aim to contribute to more sustainable, resilient and fa ... [+]

The 2-year practice-oriented and transdisciplinary master programme is an educational framework for designers that aim to contribute to more sustainable, resilient and fair futures — both locally and trans-locally.

Eco-Social Design is not only about more eco-efficient products and services but is striving for future-viable modes of production, consumption and life – for sustainable economies and cultures. Based on these general aims and values the design of products, spaces, processes, interactive applications and transmedia communication is understood as an integrated task. Design is understood as a catalyst of change.

With your projects, you try to approach today's issues effectively by (co-)designing concrete practices and visions for tomorrow. You are encouraged to experiment with existing and emerging practices of collaboration and co-creation. The overarching goal is to encourage a good life for all! – humans, other living beings all over the planet now and in the future.... [-]

Italy Bolzano
October 2020
English (US),German,Italian
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Steinbeis University Berlin Institute Corporate Responsibility 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 le ... [+]

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:... [-]

Germany Berlin
October 2020
English (US)
Part-time
15 months
Online & Campus Combined
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University of Groningen - Campus Fryslan

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

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? ... [-]
Netherlands Groningen
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English (US)
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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ISIGE - MINES ParisTech

For more than 25 years, the IGE specialist masters have trained experts able to understand the environmental issues of tomorrow. It is aimed at young professionals wishin ... [+]

Website: http://www.isige.mines-paristech.fr/formation/ige/

objectives

In a world of intense change, organizations face multiple challenges, among which environmental challenges play an important role: climate change, scarcity of resources, energy transition, loss of biodiversity, health issues ... They need managers and managers aware of these challenges, both creative and solution providers, but also able to develop a forward-looking vision in the longer term, to accompany these changes.

The IGE Master, while relying on its scientific DNA and its engineering culture, is renewed today to meet these needs and train these new managers. It offers young graduates and experienced executives from different backgrounds to translate their convictions into new skills for companies, taking part in a one-year adventure, between testimonies and meetings, experiments and various collaborations: a unique opportunity to the students explore the possibilities to draw the world of tomorrow, and reintroduce this spirit of enterprise and inventiveness into our societies.... [-]

France Île-de-France
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French
Full-time
Part-time
12 months
Campus
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University of Miami: School of Architecture

This unique program is designed for students from diverse backgrounds in architecture, environmental sciences, management, social sciences, or those already working in gr ... [+]

The Master of Professional Science degree (MPS) in Urban Sustainability and Resilience program is an interdisciplinary 36 credit program offered jointly between the College of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Geography and Regional Studies and the School of Architecture. The curriculum leverages the knowledge, skills and hands-on practical engagement necessary for students working toward contributing to the urban challenges confronting cities on the front lines of climate change. Miami is the ideal living laboratory, an urban landscape to explore, analyze and propose solutions to the complex interrelationships among globalization, urban resilience, sustainability and planning, such as health, housing, crime, the environment, disaster mitigation, and sea-level rise. This unique program is designed for students from diverse backgrounds in architecture, environmental sciences, management, social sciences, or those already working in green careers (pending final approval by Board of Trustees).... [-]

USA Miami
August 2020
English (US)
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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TU-Campus EUREF

The MBA program Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency will teach students skills, methods and concepts to consider different approaches, to u ... [+]

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.... [-]

Germany Berlin
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English (US)
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
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Tampere University

The programme enables developing the kind of knowledge and expertise that is needed to lead and analyse complex change processes. It responds to the need for new kinds of ... [+]

Dealing with change in complex societies

The programme enables developing the kind of knowledge and expertise that is needed to lead and analyse complex change processes. It responds to the need for new kinds of leadership skills, which are in demand at local, national, international and global levels.

By interacting with staff members from various disciplines – business, governance, politics and international relations – as well as with different societal stakeholders, students will learn to foster new forms of engagement across sectors of the economy and society. The programme prepares the graduates to work in the private, public or third sector in tasks that involve analysing, planning and steering complex change processes.... [-]

Finland Tampere
August 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Zagreb - Faculty of Agriculture

The graduate study programme INTER-EnAgro offers theoretical and practical knowledge targeted at sustainable use and management of natural resources such as soil and wate ... [+]

Study programme - INTER-EnAgro General information

The graduate study programme INTER-EnAgro offers theoretical and practical knowledge targeted at sustainable use and management of natural resources such as soil and water as well as positive and negative effects of human activities, primarily agriculture, on these resources. The programme is designed as a continuation of undergraduate studies and enables the continuation of studies at the postgraduate level.

Based on the contemporary teaching process and completely English taught study programme (with the participation of national and international teachers), students will be able to acquire generic and field-specific competencies that are needed to achieve sustainable development goals and to work in different fields of agriculture, environmental protection and sustainable use of natural resources. The objective is to educate experts who will have the knowledge, skills and competencies in the fundamental and applied scientific fields of agriculture, environmental protection and related natural, engineering and biotechnical sciences. Furthermore, the objective is to train students to participate in scientific research in the field of agriculture and environmental protection conducted in higher education institutions and scientific research institutes as well as for further education at the postgraduate study. Teaching in English enables participation in programmes at the international level and also facilitates the exchange of information, upgrading and enhancement of study contents, cooperation with an international partner and capacity building in teaching and research.... [-]

Croatia Zagreb
October 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources

Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering (NARMEE) is a new joint degree program following the double degree program in Natural Resources and Environment (N ... [+]

Joint Degree Program between CULS and BOKU

Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering (NARMEE) is a new joint degree program following the double degree program in Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) which has been successfully taught in cooperation with BOKU Vienna. The program is drawn up to enable students to obtain the best level of knowledge and skills by taking specific subjects at CULS or BOKU and combining them. Students can freely choose optional and fully optional subjects from the offerings of both universities.

For students and their future engagement, there are additional important practical subjects focused on the protection and remediation of soils, wastewater treatment, GIS, or management of protected areas. The program contains practicum, excursions, and semestral projects.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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