Master Degree in Sustainability Studies

Best 59 Masters Programs in Sustainability Studies 2017/2018

Sustainability Studies

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

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.

Master's Degree in Sustainability Studies

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MA In Sustainable Tourism Destinations And Territorial Tourism Planning

School of Tourism and Hospitality - The OSTELEA
Campus Full time April 2018 Spain Barcelona Madrid

Ostelea has decided to implement a Master's program in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Territorial Tourism Planning, which aims to train professionals and managers who lead the change towards a more sustainable planning and management of tourism activity, whether in public administration or the private sector. [+]

Masters in Sustainability Studies. Masters in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Territorial Tourism Planning Sustainable development has become a new paradigm of the century, both public and private, from the international to the local. In the tourism sector, this paradigm has crystallized into the idea of ​​sustainable tourism, which focuses on the environmental, social and economic aspects of this sector. Increasingly, government agencies, academic institutions, tourist destinations, companies and international organizations who care to integrate sustainability criteria into their policies. Ostelea has decided to implement a Master's program in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Territorial Tourism Planning, which aims to train professionals and managers who lead the change towards a more sustainable planning and management of tourism activity, whether in public administration or the private sector. Meet the latest study by Ostelea on "Ecotourism and Sustainable in Spain", which analyzes and watch one of the forms of tourism that has experienced greater growth in recent years. Reasons to study the Master: Eight field work in the tourist area of ​​Barcelona on experiences in sustainable planning. Ostelea is affiliated member of the World Tourism Organization (OMT). Join WTO in initiatives such as Knowledge Network, guarantees the academic quality of the program. Research Group: part of the faculty of the Master is integrated into the Group of Multidisciplinary Research in Tourism (OSTELEA GRIT-EAE), which focuses its scientific production in the field of international tourism management. GOALS The Masters in Sustainable Tourism Destination Tourism Planning and Territorial allows you to: KNOW THE SUSTAINABLE TOURISM INDUSTRY... [-]

Master of Management (MAM) in Sustainability

Sustainability Management School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  Switzerland Gland

The aim of the of the Master of Management with an emphasis in Sustainability Management is to offer a predominantly professionally-oriented education that addresses sustainability challenges facing leaders in today’s complex work patterns. This Master Program is interdisciplinary since it blends business strategy, natural and social sciences. Designed for all professionals in corporations, nonprofits and governmental agencies demanding sustainability knowledge and practice. [+]

The aim of the of the full time (one year) or part-time (two years) Master in Management with an emphasis in Sustainability Management is to offer a predominantly professionally-oriented education that addresses sustainability challenges facing leaders in today’s complex work patterns. This Master Program is interdisciplinary since it blends business strategy, natural and social sciences. Designed for all professionals in corporations, nonprofits and governmental agencies demanding sustainability knowledge and practice. This Master Program is designed to improve managerial or entrepreneurial skills through tackling sustainability challenges while leading hotel facilities. Program Organization: Length: 3 terms (full-time program) or 6 terms (part-time program). Content: 9 core modules, 5 major courses including a project in collaboration with our local and international partners and a final capstone course. Small classes. Upon request, individual lectures. Starting Dates: January, April and September. Requirements for the Master’s Programs: Official certified transcripts and diplomas of Bachelor or Master Studies, with certified translation if not originally in English. TOEFL (minimum score of 550 PBT or 80 IBT), or IELTS (minimum score of 5.5), or other Standardized English Placement Exams. Motivation Letter indicating why you want to study in Switzerland at Sustainability Management School. Copy of Passport or ID. Graduate Program Costs Non-refundable application fee - 200 CHF for EU/500 CHF for Non-European. 1-year program costs: 35,950 CHF (OPTIONAL second year with internship, an additional 7,600 CHF) Expenses & Materials - 450 CHF. SUMAS does not currently offer any scholarship programs or grants. Career Opportunities This program will prepare students... [-]

Master's in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Campus Full time August 2018 Norway Bergen

Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration [+]

Masters in Sustainability Studies. 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. ... [-]

Master in Responsible Management

Steinbeis University Berlin Institute Corporate Responsibility Management
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 15  October 2017 Germany Berlin + 1 more

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. [+]

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:... [-]


Master Environmental and Sustainability Management

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
Campus Part time October 2017 Austria Krems

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Masters in Sustainability Studies. The topic of sustainable management is on everyone’s lips. At IMC Krems, you can study it! Graduates are in a position to support companies and organisations with the implementation of sustainable initiatives and strategies. A strong sense of environmental responsibility is central to their plans and activities, whether on the client or the supplier side. As the programme is lectured in German exclusively, further information is available in German only on our website www.fh-krems.ac.at. [-]

Master Sustainability Science

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8  October 2017 Germany Lüneburg + 1 more

Sustainable development is one of the major social challenges facing the twenty-first century - this much is beyond dispute. Yet, it still remains unclear in which direction, within which social and ecological [+]

Sustainable development is one of the major social challenges facing the twenty-first century - this much is beyond dispute. Yet, it still remains unclear in which direction, within which social and ecological framework, and by means of which strategy sustainable development can move forward. These questions form the starting point of our inter- and transdisciplinary research-oriented, and problem-focused Master's program Sustainability Science. CONTENT AND IDEA A distinctive feature of the Sustainability Sciences program is its balance between sustainable natural sciences and sustainable humanities. Our goal is to look at social-ecological systems in an academically grounded and interdisciplinary manner. We will examine the processes which form the material and energetic basis for environmental sustainability problems as well as potential practical solutions from the perspective of sustainable natural sciences. In complex social-ecological systems these material processes are closely interconnected with economic, juridical, political, and cultural contexts as well as with strategies and practices of important social actors. These immaterial prerequisites and conditions of environmental sustainability problems and the way these problems are addressed are the subject of sustainable humanities. [-]

Master of Sustainable Futures (Research)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4  January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

This degree involves a period of supervised study and research, culminating in the submission of a thesis. It is offered to both local and international students. [+]

Graduates from the master's have consistently achieved excellent examiners' reports from international leaders in their fields. Many have been eligible for the UTS Chancellor's Award, and several have been placed on the Chancellor's List.

The institute aims to support students taking a trans-disciplinary or interdisciplinary approach to research while building on their existing expertise.

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MArch Sustainable Urban Design

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 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. [+]

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 implemented can secure and... [-]

Master of Sustainable Agriculture

Charles Sturt University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 18 - 36  January 2018 Australia Orange + 1 more

CSU's Sustainable Agriculture program is flexible, and designed to meet the needs of agriculture by equipping students with the necessary skills to balance the natural resource, human and economic factors that affect agricultural sustainability. [+]

Masters in Sustainability Studies. CSU's Sustainable Agriculture program is flexible, and designed to meet the needs of agriculture by equipping students with the necessary skills to balance the natural resource, human and economic factors that affect agricultural sustainability. Why study this course? CSU's Master of Sustainable Agriculture brings together studies in the three key domains of sustainability: agricultural and natural systems, agribusiness, and the humanities. Through the development of creative and critical perspectives on sustainability, the course focuses on innovative ways of enhancing agriculture for the medium to long term. Graduates are equipped to provide leadership in policy, research and strategic management that is relevant to a wide range of industry contexts. The Master of Sustainable Agriculture designed to meet the needs of agriculture by equipping students with the necessary skills to balance the natural resource, human and economic factors that affect agricultural sustainability. Graduates are equipped to provide leadership in policy, research and strategic management that is relevant to a wide range of industry contexts. The Master of Sustainable Agriculture aims to promote advanced, critical reflection by promoting the acquisition of advanced analytical and problem solving skills and conceptual insight that will enhance the capacity of the candidate to undertake positions of significant responsibility in their chosen field; and encouraging excellence in scholarship and / or focused research within the candidate's discipline area. The Master of Sustainable Agriculture aims to promote advanced, critical reflection by: promoting the acquisition of advanced analytical and problem-solving skills and conceptual insight that will... [-]

Master of Architectural Science - Sustainable Building Design & Performance

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 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 in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development

Turin School of Development (International Training Centre of the ILO)
Online & Campus Combined Full time October 2017 Italy Turin

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

Masters in Sustainability Studies. 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      ... [-]

Master in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems SELECT

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The joint Master's programme in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) offers advanced education in the field of sustainable energy systems for the future. SELECT aims at delivering high quality engineering [+]

The joint Master's programme in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) offers advanced education in the field of sustainable energy systems for the future. SELECT aims at delivering high quality engineering skills in the field, including training in business and innovation. Industrial interaction throughout the programme prepares the students for their future career. Programme outline Sustainable energy services is one of the key issues for humanity, considering the complete environmental footprint for the services delivered. The programme starts from the concept of basic renewable energy sources (sun, wind, geothermal) and considers the pathways towards a future sustainable energy system. The curriculum rests on a strong foundation in thermal sciences, emphasising the thermodynamic tools of exergy and thermoeconomic analysis. The programme is operated by a consortium consisting of seven universities and their associated industry partners. It offers extended industrial contacts integrated throughout the whole programme, especially as part of internships and seminars/workshops. The curriculum is jointly offered with teacher mobility for certain common lectures, but also remote teaching by specialist teachers. The programme offers modern and interactive learning material including virtual workshops which enhances the student learning process. Each year a kick-off and a spring seminar bring together first and second year students from all partner universities. These events give the students the possibility for networking and group discussions in an international setting. Degree project The degree project will be performed during the 4th semester. Topics are in the field of sustainable energy systems and are carried out at a... [-]

MSc Sustainability and Adaptation

Centre for Alternative Technology
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Machynlleth + 1 more

The Sustainability and Adaptation masters degree gives you the knowledge and skills to plan for adapting to environmental change. The MSc programme provides the opportunity to develop [+]

Masters in Sustainability Studies. Masters in Environmental Science and Policy A flexible Master’s degree designed to develop a rigorous understanding of transformational responses to climate change. Taught at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), which pioneered sustainability practice and theory in the UK, this is the first MSc course to properly integrate and the social, political, economic and practical aspects of living with environmental change. This Master’s degree tackles these themes through a combination of academic study, discussion and hands-on practical work. We give our MSc students the knowledge, skills and experience needed to develop a career in the environmental sector and make an impact. The programme draws on our expert staff (https://gse.cat.org.uk/index.php/postgraduate-courses/msc-sustainability-and-adaptation/sa-staff-profiles) and a wide selection of academics and specialist guest lecturers; people who have made exceptional contributions to environmental thinking and action. The MSc course uses the concepts of sustainability and adaptation transformation to frame an analysis of environmental and climate change policy and its implications for society. Students can then choose modules from a wide range that covers politics and economics, urbanisation, communities, biodiversity and ecosystem services, energy in buildings, sustainable materials, environmental assessment and renewable energy. How is the course taught? Our MSc programme is taught either by distance learning or through residential blocks in one of the most imaginative environmental buildings in the UK, or in a mixture of the two. What qualification will you receive? Successful completion of the programme MSc Sustainability and Adaptation at the Centre for Alternative Technology leads to the award... [-]

Master's Degree In Sustainable Building

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain A Coruña

The University Master in Sustainable Building (MUES) is an official year-long study cycle whose purpose is to train professionals in the areas of sustainability. [+]

Introduction The Master's Degree in Sustainable Building (MUES) Is a one-year official study cycle designed to train professionals in the areas of sustainability. The theme to be developed is currently of great interest due to the entry into force of various national and European regulations, such as the Horizon 2020, Which condition the future of new buildings. From 2020 it will be mandatory that all new buildings be Almost zero power consumption, For that reason the Master has as objective the formation of qualified and specialized professionals that cover this necessity. The training contents, with a Significant practical load, Are oriented to provide professional skills to the student to Respond to the current and future demand of sustainability experts. This higher cycle of studies also promotes the Research career, Directing it towards the doctorate in matters related to the sustainable building, of maximum actuality. The study plan Includes 3 specialties: Certification of sustainability in the building Certification of structural verification Energy audit and certification in building Why study the degree Career prospects The Master will have a mixed orientation, professional and research, a necessary way to increase the contribution of knowledge to the building sector. One of the aims of the Master is to train specialized building professionals capable of achieving the convergence objectives set out in the most recent European directives for sustainable growth (Horizon 2020) and included in the Energy Saving and Efficiency Action Plan Spanish State, which will generate a great demand for specialized professionals. In addition,... [-]

Master in Engineers for Smart Cities

Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)
Campus Full time September 2017 France Nice

The “Engineers for Smart Cities” Master’s program offers an advanced multidisciplinary study experience focused on smart cities as well as on the innovation and business solutions triggered by the transition towards more sustainable urban environments (design, deployment, and operation of urban systems). The goal is to train professionals capable of developing, implementing, and managing innovative projects within the smart city--a connected, integrated, attractive, and livable space. [+]

Masters in Sustainability Studies. ENGINEERS FOR SMART CITIES Key Points Fully taught in English Taught by professionals and academics 6 months of professional experience Projects & Case studies Innovative learning approach Introduction The “Engineers for Smart Cities” Master’s program offers an advanced multidisciplinary study experience focused on smart cities as well as on the innovation and business solutions triggered by the transition towards more sustainable urban environments (design, deployment, and operation of urban systems). The goal is to train professionals capable of developing, implementing, and managing innovative projects within the smart city--a connected, integrated, attractive, and livable space. Careers Participants will acquire the requisite skills for a career in private companies, consultancies, engineering firms, as well as in the public sector, working with development projects and with organizations concerned with smart cities and sustainable urbanization. Students will also gain the necessary skills for roles in higher education and research institutions. Continuing professional development By sponsoring continuing professional development, employers can reward and motivate their employees while equipping them with the latest skills and specialized knowledge to enhance their businesses. According to an employer’s organizational or professional needs, staff can be offered enrollment in the full diploma program to provide them with deeper knowledge or the option of customized modules to fill a gap in specialized skills. Calendar SEMESTER 1 : SEPTEMBER - FEBRUARY SEMESTER 2 : MARCH - AUGUST Admission Conditions for Admission Both postgraduate students and professionals can apply for this diploma program. Applications will be reviewed holistically, focusing... [-]