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Masters in Sustainable Development

If you’re interested in studying environmental science on a deeper level – discovering how we can meet the needs of the present without negatively impacting on the needs of the future – then a Masters in Sustainable Development degree could be for you.

This is an interdisciplinary course which focuses on the principle that human welfare should advance without exhausting essential resources, without posing risks to upcoming generations, and without causing irreversible damage to ecosystems and the Earth’s resources.

With increasing discussion and debate surrounding issues such as climate change, pollution and energy in recent years, and increasing expectations for sustainability across our social, political and corporate sectors, there is growing demand for sustainable development graduates to help develop effective solutions.

Read on to find out about common Masters of Sustainable Development entry requirements, popular specializations and careers in sustainability.

Key Skills

Sustainable Development Key Skills

Common skills gained from a Masters in Sustainable Development include:

  • Problem-solving
  • Communication skills
  • Organizational skills and time management
  • Independent research
  • The ability to interpret and analyze data
  • The ability to combine theory and practical application
  • Knowledge of moral and social issues relating to sustainability
  • The ability to critically analyze facts and figures
  • Understanding of relevant political and economic factors