A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.
While studying in an environmental studies program, a student may take some basic courses in math, physical science and economics. Main courses of study may include environmental ethics, political institutions and decision making and risk management. Usually a student is required to choose a specialization.
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Masters in Environmental Studies in Switzerland
The Master in Standardization, Social Regulation and Sustainable Development trains future sustainability managers for the private and public sectors. The programme is quintessentially interdisciplinary, involving three disciplines: sociology, management and economics. Courses are primarily taught by in-house professors, external teachers who work in various organisations in Geneva, and teachers appointed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) with the approval of the scientific committee. The curriculum is divided into four parts. The first and most substantial consists of required courses. The second examines standardisation efforts and their impact. The third allows students to expand and strengthen their knowledge through electives chosen from amongst the Master’s courses in Environmental Science and those offered by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. The fourth comprises a work placement and a dissertation. [+]
The Master in Environmental Science is offered through University of Geneva’s Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE). ISE pool distinct disciplinary expertise and backgrounds from various faculties, including the Faculty of Science, the Geneva School of Social Sciences and the Geneva School of Economics and Management. [+]