Sustainable Development

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 15.7 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
351–400 place StudyQA ranking:3987 Duration:24 months

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Human activities affect and are affected by natural resources in many ways. Do you want to learn more about sustainable development in natural and social contexts?

The programme Sustainable Development offers opportunities to learn more about sustainable development in various disciplines.

Future

The degree offers the prospect of a job as a decision maker in the private or public sector, a teacher or a scientist. Examples of job opportunities in the private sector are the automobile construction and IT sectors, and a range of non-governmental organisations.

Other potential employers are public agencies such as environmental protection agencies and local and regional authorities, owing to their need to implement sustainability targets set by central government. The studies will also form an excellent basis for pursuing PhD studies and academic research.

Sustainable development is an important political objective in Sweden, the European Union, and other countries all over the world.

The concept of sustainable development has an interdisciplinary basis and applies a holistic approach incorporating economic, social and ecological dimensions. Knowledge of the way interactions between environmental and social factors affect economic development is central.

The program starts with a review of different approaches to sustainable development in natural and social sciences. You will be equipped with a number of analytical and quantitative tools appropriate for assessing and managing sustainable development.

These are then applied to interdisciplinary case studies where you will work with students from other disciplines. You choose optional courses in the third term within the profile of your Bachelors degree. The master thesis is written during the fourth and final term.

Equivalent to Bachelor’s degree of 180 Credits including 90 Credits in one of the following subjects/subject areas: Natural Science Social Sciences TechnologyKnowledge equivalent to English B from upper secondary school: IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90Cambridge: CAE, CPE English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for fee-paying students admitted to Master's programmes. The scholarships are granted by both SLU and the Swedish Institute (SI). Scholarships offered by SLU cover tuition fees only (not the cost of living). The number of scholarships awarded changes from year to year. Information about scholarships at SLU, including how to apply, is sent out to all applicants applying in time.

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