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Top 18 Masters of Arts in Sustainability Studies 2019/2020

MA Applied linguistics is the most common of a number of Masters, or MA as they are commonly known, which have a higher concentration on science and focus less on classroom practice .

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.

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Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw

The Sustainability Studies is an interdisciplinary program which aims at fostering students’ understanding, appreciation, and thoughtful problem-solving skills regarding ... [+]

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Sustainability is most commonly defined as meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The field of Sustainability Studies explores and critiques ways to achieve it in the context of maintaining ecological and environmental health while generating economic welfare and ensuring social justice. The Sustainability Studies is an interdisciplinary program which aims at fostering students’ understanding, appreciation, and thoughtful problem-solving skills regarding the relationship and interactions between human society and the environment. The studies will provide the interdisciplinary background that is needed to understand many of the complex challenges facing our world, and will equip students with the skills needed to develop solutions to these problems.... [-]

Poland Warsaw
October 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
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Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego

Leading social change is hard work that requires innovative vision backed by entrepreneurial skills and a deep understanding of the problem at hand. Students pursuing a M ... [+]

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Spotting the need for change isn't hard and it is possible to make a difference; all you need is a passion for social change and the skills necessary to put your ideas into action. Leading social change is hard work that requires innovative vision backed by entrepreneurial skills and a deep understanding of the problem at hand. Students pursuing a Master of Arts in Social Innovation (MASI) look critically at the roots of social challenges and injustice, then seek to create real change through bold new responses to poverty, inequality, human rights abuses, and humanitarian crises.

No other master's degree brings together the unique skills and expertise gained at a peace school in collaboration with leadership, humanities, science, and business. ... [-]
USA San Diego
August 2020
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Aarhus University

The MA program in sustainable heritage management (SHM) at Aarhus University provides you with the knowledge and competencies needed to meet the multiple challenges of co ... [+]

Combining theory with practice

The MA program in sustainable heritage management (SHM) at Aarhus University provides you with the knowledge and competencies needed to meet the multiple challenges of contemporary heritage policy, management and research.

Working with cultural and natural heritage means being conscious of, and taking responsibility for, the links between humans, our environment, and what remains from the past. We acknowledge that heritage is also an integral part of the present and a potential resource for the future.

The Sustainable Management program equips you, through engaging with theory and best practice, with the skills necessary to work in the exciting, expanding and increasingly complex field of heritage. You will be trained in a uniquely interdisciplinary environment to understand, designate, assess, retain and sustain heritage and to develop, revise and innovate the future shapes of the sector.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
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English
Full-time
4 semesters
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University for Peace

The Master of Arts Degree in Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development (RMSED) emphasizes the economic and management perspectives of peace while focusi ... [+]

The Master of Arts Degree in Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development (RMSED) emphasizes the economic and management perspectives of peace while focusing on the concepts of sustainability and responsibility. Its creation was based on the belief that to better contribute to the promotion of sustainable peace, it is imperative to explore what role the economy plays in the world today and its impact on our environment and societies’ well-being. Issues of rural and urban poverty, growing inequalities and disparities, environmental degradation, financial crises, and globalization are challenging political-economic stability and social cohesion in all societies. Modern society faces the growing challenge of sustainability; finding solutions that will maintain and protect social systems for future generations. Students from the RMSED Program will become responsible managers with strong emphasis on sustainability that will be able to work in the corporate sector, public sector or social sector, both in industrialized and developing countries.... [-]

Costa Rica Ciudad Colón
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English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Steinbeis University Berlin Institute Corporate Responsibility Management

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 ... [+]

M.A. in Responsible Management – Opportunity to Work & Study through Project Competence Concept

Steinbeis University Berlin - Institute Corporate Responsibility Management (ICRM) offers the Master's Program M.A. in Responsible Management (MRM) since May 2010. At the core of every academic program at Steinbeis University Berlin is the Project Competence Concept, which aims at merging theory and practice. Students develop practical projects in light of knowledge they gain throughout their studies and implement them in their workplace. While working on their study projects, students receive project coaching from ICRM, as well as, if applicable, from their workplace. This process of undertaking a practical project, together with their theoretical studies, greatly enhances our students' development into responsible leaders, as they learn to apply their new knowledge and skills to real business problems in their everyday work.... [-]

Germany Berlin
October 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
Online & Campus Combined
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Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO

«Sustainable Development and Strategic Management in Energy» Master’s Programme (with the graduates majoring in Management) is run jointly with St Andrews University, one ... [+]

Programme Profile

«Sustainable Development and Strategic Management in Energy» Master’s Programme(with the graduates majoring in Management) is run jointly with St Andrews University, one of the oldest and leading British universities that, during its six hundred years long history, has won the reputation of a world-class educational and research centre.

The Programme provides a unique opportunity for five Russian and five British master students to become experts both in sustainable energy and strategic management in energy. The graduates receive two diplomas and two master degrees: St Andrews University diploma in sustainable development (Master of Arts in Sustainable Development) and MGIMO University diploma in management (Master of Arts in Management).... [-]

Russia Odintsovo United Kingdom Saint Andrews
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English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Royal College of Art

The intensity of our carbon economy has left the planet with a design problem. No matter where we live or work, the environments we move through are constructed. There is ... [+]

Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for five consecutive years (2015-2019) in the QS World University Subject Rankings.

About the Programme

The intensity of our carbon economy has left the planet with a design problem. No matter where we live or work, the environments we move through are constructed. There is nothing on the planet that human beings haven’t touched. If the planet has a design problem, what do the terms ‘design’ or ‘architecture’ mean when they are applied to phenomena as varied as oceans or atmospheres, or to farmland and deserts?

The intensity of environmental change calls for new forms of knowledge production based on propositional thinking, especially design-based methods. The design is a crucial tool in both the imagination and negotiation of alternative futures.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2020
English
Full-time
15 months
Campus
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SIT Graduate Institute

Learn how to design innovative solutions to today’s complex problems. In recent decades, economic disparity and environmental destruction have become ever more pronounced ... [+]

Learn how to design innovative solutions to today’s complex problems.

In recent decades, economic disparity and environmental destruction have become ever more pronounced. Learn how current systems have led to today’s growing inequality, poverty, and unsustainable use of natural resources and discover innovative solutions being developed all over the world. You’ll also get the skills to create change to help societies and ecologies thrive.

What you’ll learn

Lasting change requires participation from all interested parties. Learn the tools of participatory inquiry and design to develop collaborative solutions that benefit multiple stakeholders.

Get conceptual and practical tools to understand and directly engage with the complexity of today’s systemic problems.... [-]

USA Brattleboro Mexico Oaxaca
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English
Part-time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
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Royal Roads University

This dynamic two-year interdisciplinary degree is dedicated to educating both existing and aspiring disaster and emergency management professionals. In this program, you ... [+]

Overview

The MA in Disaster and Emergency Management program is a 36 credit, two-year interdisciplinary degree dedicated to educating both aspiring and existing disaster and emergency management professionals. The program explores the theoretical foundations of disaster and emergency management as a growing field of practice and study. The program emphasizes an integrated and holistic approach to disaster and emergency management built on the understanding that disasters are more than hazards and are products of the inter-relationship and mutual construction of the environmental, social, economic, and political spheres. This approach supports the notion that disaster and emergency management processes and practices can and should contribute to risk reduction, community resilience, and sustainable communities.... [-]

Canada Victoria
January 2020
Part-time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
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Aalto University

Students learn to adapt knowledge, skills and new approaches to reach collaborative solutions based on ecological, economical and socio-cultural sustainability. ... [+]

Students learn to adapt knowledge, skills and new approaches to reach collaborative solutions based on ecological, economical and socio-cultural sustainability.

Study objectives

Multidisciplinary approach: Students learn to adapt knowledge, skills and new approaches to reach collaborative solutions based on ecological, economical and socio-cultural sustainability.

Systems approach: Students learn to use systemic thinking into problem solving and create new holistic understandings of complex situations and critical infrastructures in society. The emphasis is on global awareness within the context of local communities and simultaneous modification of different aspects of sustainability.... [-]

Finland Espoo
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English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Westminster

This course is aimed at built environment professionals and others with a relevant background who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of planning and sustainable devel ... [+]

Course summary

This course is aimed at built environment professionals and others with a relevant background who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of planning and sustainable development, whether to improve career prospects in their country or enter international practice. Through the course, you will examine the growing problems of sustainable development facing cities, regions and communities in a rapidly urbanising world, subject to growing climate change and other environmental, economic and social pressures and risks.

Based in London, you will have access to the internationally recognised experience of spatial planning for sustainable development, and explore contemporary theories, public policy thinking and good practice in planning in both the developed and developing worlds. The University of Westminster is the UK's first Habitat Partner University. We work with UN-HABITAT and like-minded institutions to promote the socially and environmentally sustainable development of towns, cities and regions, in accordance with the UN Millennium Development Goals.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

The MA program in Environment and Society aims to critically examine the interrelationships between humans and their environment. We seek to understand how people and com ... [+]

The MA program in Environment and Society aims to critically examine the interrelationships between humans and their environment. We seek to understand how people and communities view and transform the world around them, and are in turn shaped materially and culturally by their environments. This program encompasses research areas that includei) Development and Progress,ii) Rights, Equity, and Justice, andiii) Ecology and Resilience.We use transdisciplinary methods and perspectives drawn from the natural and social sciences to approach and navigate complex contemporary nature-society issues. Ultimately, we aim towards imagining, conceiving and designing for healthy societies and ecosystems that are well-integrated, adaptable, and sustainable.... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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AMD Akademie Mode & Design

Developing sustainable design strategies and management approaches in the creative industries – the Sustainability in Fashion and Creative Industries Master's program see ... [+]

SUSTAINABILITY IN FASHION AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES (M.A.)

INTERNATIONAL, IN ENGLISH

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STRATEGIES - SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND TEXTILES - SUSTAINABLE MARKETING AND BUSINESS - SUSTAINABLE DESIGN ANTHROPOLOGY

Sustainability in Fashion and Creative Industries (M.A.)

Developing sustainable design strategies and management approaches in the creative industries – the Sustainability in Fashion and Creative Industries Master's program seeks to educate “change agents” who can make widespread changes in the creative industries with an integrated, sustainability-oriented approach.

This unique program is aimed at creative designers, as well as solution-oriented managers, who have an awareness of resources and want to position themselves in an environmentally, ethically, socially and economically sustainable way.... [-]

Germany Berlin
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English,German
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
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SOAS University of London

The MA in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development provides a unique specialisation in one of the most rapidly developing areas of law. Environmental law is one of t ... [+]

MA in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development

Duration: One year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only).

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development provides a unique specialisation in a rapidly developing area of law. Environmental law is one of the most challenging fields that has grown very rapidly over the past four decades and is now one of the key areas of both domestic and international law. At SOAS, we understand the environment in a broad sense which includes not only environmental issues strictly speaking but also all the links that they have with other areas such as natural resources, human rights, economic development trade or intellectual property rights. In other words, there is a very direct and close link between environmental law and sustainable development. This is not surprising since sustainable development has been the umbrella concept guiding the development of environmental law since the late 1980s. It remains the central concept around which environmental law and policy are centred (the Rio+20 summit was known as the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development) and around international development, the policy is focused at least until 2030 in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
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English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
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Art Center College of Design

Art Center’s Graduate Environmental Design program addresses the relationships between body, materials, space, and emotion. Our focus goes beyond style, considering the l ... [+]

Master of Fine Arts in Environmental DesignArt Center’s Graduate Environmental Design program addresses the relationships between body, materials, space, and emotion. Our focus goes beyond style, considering the links between the psychological, physical, emotional and sensory effects of quality design.We design experience—from the first moment of encounter to the last moment of interaction. Our approach dictates that we work in a multi-disciplinary way, and most often we are the ones generating the creative guidelines by which the total experience is explored. We define ourselves as opportunity seekers in the creative process.Tracks in Spatial Experience and Furniture and Fixtures enable students to specialize and obtain advanced knowledge of theory and practice. Our focus points towards hospitality, retail, office, exhibition and event design.The goal of our program is to educate designers to position themselves as author-based design leaders. Our graduates are designers capable of advancing the discipline and the craft of environmental design. Our program concentrates on extensive conceptual rigor crossed with business practices with a focus on theoretical thinking, technical innovation, manufacturing, fabrication and project execution.Art Center’s history of industry partners and internationally acclaimed alumni and faculty create a vibrant environment in which to investigate the future of spatial, furniture, lighting and fixture design.Our students create opportunity, innovation, and development within our discipline. Scenography enhances our students’ ability to make a meaningful connection in all that they design.Art Center is now accepting applications for students entering the Graduate Environmental Design program in the 2012 Fall Term.... [-]

USA Pasadena Santa Barbara
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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