Master's Degree in Sustainability in Asia

Top Master's Programs in Sustainability in Asia 2017

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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

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.

Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and comprises 30% of its land area.

Masters in Sustainability in Asia

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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. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Sustainability in Asia 2017. 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... [-]

M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time July 2017 India Bangalore

The Master of Planning in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation, prepares students with the knowledge and skills to understand and analyze urban areas as spatial structures, social networks, cultural landscapes, and service systems, and to design better, and more inclusive and sustainable urban environments responsive to the particular natural and cultural identities and heritage of the place. This course invites students to engage with cities in a multidisciplinary way to propose local solutions to global issues like climate change and migration, and to protect heritage values. It offers a multi disciplinary approach to urban design and conservation that critically engages with ideas of sustainability and resilience, urban and regional, and development and community. [+]

M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation From small neighborhoods to large metropolitan centers, urban areas in India today are in a state of rapid growth and transformation. Rapid urbanization and relentless globalization threaten to erode, diminish, and erase the cultural heritage (tangible and intangible) along with irreparable destruction to the natural environment of places. We believe that a deeper understanding and engagement with the cultural heritage and natural environment and ecology of particular locales will lead to creative and innovative strategies to protect heritage values while reaching for inclusive and sustainable goals in the design of urban landscapes. The Master of Planning in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation, prepares students with the knowledge and skills to understand and analyze urban areas as spatial structures, social networks, cultural landscapes, and service systems, and to design better, and more inclusive and sustainable urban environments responsive to the particular natural and cultural identities and heritage of the place. This course invites students to engage with cities in a multidisciplinary way to propose local solutions to global issues like climate change and migration, and to protect heritage values. It offers a multi disciplinary approach to urban design and conservation that critically engages with ideas of sustainability and resilience, urban and regional, and development and community. The course is a program of the UNESCO Chair in Culture, Habitat, and Sustainable Development at Srishti. As such, students will gain familiarity with international (and national) norms and standards in heritage management including the World Heritage Convention.... [-]

Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance Nice--Berlin

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Campus Full time 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 [+]

Best Master's Programs in Sustainability in Asia 2017. 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... [-]

Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Online Part time July 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability equips professionals with the capability to constructively engage with the complete environmental concerns that confront contemporary societies. The emphasis of this degree is the integration of theory and practice with an interdisciplinary grounding in sustainability, environmental management, impact assessment and policy. [+]

The Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability equips professionals with the capability to constructively engage with the complete environmental concerns that confront contemporary societies. The emphasis of this degree is the integration of theory and practice with an interdisciplinary grounding in sustainability, environmental management, impact assessment and policy. You will develop specialist knowledge regarding issues of global consequence including sustainability and ecosystem health, water management, environmental legislation and planning, environmental impact assessment, social change and development, climate change policy and conservation biology. By developing an advanced understanding of the key approaches in environmental management and decision making, you’ll expand your critical appreciation of sustainability, ethics, governance and cultural difference in relation to environmental practice and management. With the flexibility to study your areas of interest, the program has been developed to prepare you with a solid understanding of environmental management and sustainability with focus on practical application of theoretical concepts. With a number of emerging industries on the radar, including climate change, sustainable energy, infrastructure, water management and land use, demand for qualified and experienced environmental professionals is expected to grow by 40%. At the completion of your master studies, you will be able to apply your high-level practical and theoretical knowledge across a variety of fields, including research, consultancy, advocacy and private practice. Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability at a... [-]

Master in Sustainable Development Law

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 1 - 2  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”. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Sustainability in Asia 2017. "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... [-]

Master's Degree in Energy Technology and Management for Professionals

Sabanci University
Campus Part time 12  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. [+]

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 to their interests and... [-]

Master in Design for Sustainability

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Savannah Atlanta Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 4 more

At SCAD, you will have all of the tools, guidance and inspiration you need to save the world. Our design for sustainability program focuses on preparing students to pioneer organizational change, technological and material innovation, citizen advocacy and more as an industry leader. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Sustainability in Asia 2017. Design a sustainable future At SCAD, you will have all of the tools, guidance and inspiration you need to save the world. Our design for sustainability program focuses on preparing students to pioneer organizational change, technological and material innovation, citizen advocacy and more as an industry leader. You will benefit from our dynamic, collaborative environment, where revolutionary projects like SCADpad® and partnerships with the biggest brands in the world happen every day. M.A. in design for sustainability Available at: - Savannah SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation* SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking* SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research* DMGT 740 Sustainable Practices in Design IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research SUST 704 Applied Theories in Sustainability SUST 708 Principles of Sustainable Materials SUST 713 Interdisciplinary Studio I: Design Leadership SUST 748 Design for Sustainability M.A. Final Project — Directed elective† — Directed elective† — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 45 hours* M.F.A. in design for sustainability Available at: - Savannah SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation* SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking* SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research* ANTH 701 Global Cultural Theory BIOL 700 Environmental Science and Sustainability DMGT 740 Sustainable Practices in Design IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research SDES 739 Biomimicry Methodology SUST 704 Applied Theories in Sustainability SUST 708 Principles of Sustainable Materials SUST 713 Interdisciplinary Studio I: Design Leadership SUST 743 Interdisciplinary Studio II: Sustainable Living Laboratory SUST 779F Graduate Field... [-]

Master in Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CCSD)

Asian Institute of Technology School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD)
Campus Full time 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 in Community Development

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time August 2017 Macau China Anhui + 1 more

The rapid and substantial economic development of Macao (and indeed China) must be accompanied by equal efforts in developing people and communities. Macao is a different city demographically, economically [+]

Best Master's Programs in Sustainability in Asia 2017. The rapid and substantial economic development of Macao (and indeed China) must be accompanied by equal efforts in developing people and communities. Macao is a different city demographically, economically, socially, religiously, ethnically, linguistically, with a more focused and distinct identity in the global arena. Not surprisingly, while the outward identity of Macao has greater prominence and focus, inwardly, the city shows the scars of rapid change: dilution of traditional neighbourhoods, apprehension over the arrival of numerous foreign workers, social tensions derived from evolving economic realities, political activism that pacifies individuals, but does not better situations. Therein lies the need to develop persons who learn how to develop communities. Community development focuses on the identification, allocation, and effective use of neighbourhood resources, such as people, formal and informal social groups and leadership structures, economic and financial conditions, and on the mobilisation of these resources to bring the community to a higher level of development. This programme of studies in Community Development at the Master’s level belongs to the academic area of Social Work. It will expose to and train students in the major theoretical and practical approaches to the development of communities. [-]