Online MSc in Sustainability Studies

Best Online Masters of Science in Sustainability Studies 2018/2019

Sustainability Studies

Master of Science degrees are advanced academic programs that are offered by colleges and universities to students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree. Earning an MSc may lead to greater professional and personal opportunities for graduates.

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.

Online Master of Science in Sustainability Studies

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Master of Science (MSc) in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Ubiquity University
Online Full time Part time 8 - 12 months September 2019 USA Mill Valley + 1 more

This program is designed to provide you with an understanding of the field of social innovation and offer a base education in how to create and develop new social ventures. [+]

3 core courses 3 elective courses 2 Impact courses plus an Impact Coach 2 Self-Mastery courses plus a Self-Mastery Mentor Impact Project with pathway from ideation to manifestation

Requirements: an undergraduate degree or an MBA Length: 10 courses Price: US$6,000 This program is designed to provide you with an understanding of the field of social innovation and offer a base education in how to create and develop new social ventures. It combines pioneering thinking in the field with learning from real-world case studies and offers foundational skills in how to transform an idea into a viable social enterprise. This program also invites you to understand your triggers for action in both the global and local contexts and offers valuable mental models and tools for designing ways to engage in issues of interest. The MSc can be an additional specialty on top of an existing MBA qualification or can be taken as a program in its own right as the next step beyond an undergraduate degree. Certain competencies may be required to be demonstrated in advance, accessible through the Ubiquity platform. Upon completing this program, you will be better able to articulate and assess the viability of an idea and make choices from among a variety of approaches to social innovation. This program is relevant to students seeking to be entrepreneurial either in your own startup, as an intrapreneur within an organization, or as a leader of a social cause initiative that can benefit from more entrepreneurial thinking and doing. As... [-]


Masters of Science in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS)

Green Mountain College
Online September 2019 USA Poultney

Green Mountain College’s online Masters of Science in Sustainable Food Systems is the first distance learning program of its kind in the country, offering an in-depth interdisciplinary understanding of sustainable agricultural production. [+]

Green Mountain College’s online Masters of Science in Sustainable Food Systems is the first distance learning program of its kind in the country, offering an in-depth interdisciplinary understanding of sustainable agricultural production.

In today’s world of complex food and agriculture systems, we need leaders with a deep knowledge of the economic, ecological, and social forces driving food systems.

Our Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems program prepares you for a graduate level interdisciplinary understanding of sustainable agricultural production, and a deep knowledge of the economic, ecological, and social forces driving food systems.

At Green Mountain College, we’ve been teaching about sustainability for two decades. Our distance MSFS program—built on the success of the College’s undergraduate major in sustainable agriculture and on the surging interest in food and agriculture in the U.S. and beyond—is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), and is designed to provide students with the skills to conduct in-depth interdisciplinary investigations into the complex arena of their own bioregional food systems. MSFS students graduate with the knowledge and confidence to become leaders and join a cutting-edge community ready to make a difference.... [-]


Master of Science in Resilient and Sustainable Communities (MRSC)

Green Mountain College
Online September 2019 USA Poultney

Green Mountain College’s online Master of Science degree in Resilient and Sustainable Communities (MRSC) adopts GMC’s groundbreaking bioregional approach, where students apply what they learn to real projects in their local communities. [+]

Green Mountain College’s online Master of Science degree in Resilient and Sustainable Communities (MRSC) adopts GMC’s groundbreaking bioregional approach, where students apply what they learn to real projects in their local communities.

The Master of Science degree in Resilient and Sustainable Communities (MRSC) is the first program of its kind in the nation. A two-year program accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the MRSC featured writer and climate-change activist Bill McKibben as its scholar in residence in February 2015.

This program adopts GMC’s groundbreaking bioregional approach to distance learning, in which students apply what they learn in each course to their local communities. MRSC students will learn about land-use planning, economic development, energy production, food systems, and resource management while developing skills in leadership, group organization, and conflict resolution.... [-]


Graduate Diploma / MSc in Management for Sustainable Development

Dublin City University | DCU Connected - Excellence in Online Education
Online Part time 2 years January 2019 Ireland Dublin

This programme will enable learners to carry out research on a range of focused topics, involving data collection, critical analysis, and interpretation and to present them in a report format. Management for Sustainable Development’s main philosophy is that for business to be sustainable in the long-term, a manager must effectively manage the whole of the business’ resources, including environmental, economic and social resources, from a sustainable, global perspective. [+]

This Postgraduate Programme recently participated successfully in the accreditation process conducted with DCU Business School by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world's oldest and most prestigious global accrediting body for business schools. AACSB accreditation is widely recognised as the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business schools.

Introduction

Participating online, learners will cultivate professional skills from a sustainable management perspective. They will develop an understanding of the theoretical, practical and legal aspects of modern environmental practices. During their studies, learners will examine the key management functions required in business, including strategic management, project management, entrepreneurship and risk assessment.... [-]


Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate

Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Online Part time 1 - 5 years September 2019 USA Washington

The Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate will prepare the next generation of interdisciplinary professionals to address the imposing challenges posed by climate change for human institutions and ecosystems and the potentially transformative role of sustainable energy systems. Students develop a firm grasp of climate change science and the potential impacts of climate change in this century and beyond. [+]

The Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate will prepare the next generation of interdisciplinary professionals to address the imposing challenges of climate change for human institutions and ecosystems and the potentially transformative role of sustainable energy systems. Students develop a firm grasp of climate change science and the potential impacts of climate change in this century and beyond. Moreover, they develop substantial expertise in energy law and policymaking, as well as a working understanding of primary energy technologies, including both fossil fuel-based systems and renewable energy options.

Graduates of the MS in Energy Policy and Climate are well positioned to succeed in one of the fastest growing industries in the nation—and the world. As global energy demands increase at an ever-quickening pace, so too will the need for dynamic professionals capable of managing the delicate balance between the changing environment and our energy dependent society.... [-]


MSc in Sustainable Development (Distance Learning)

SOAS University of London
Online Full time Part time 2 - 5 years February 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme aims to provide students with a broad grounding in the main concepts associated with sustainable development, but also provides the opportunity to specialise in one area in greater depth. [+]

Overview

Start of programme: October / April

Mode of Attendance: Distance Learning

The rationale for this innovative programme of study lies in the global environment and development challenges that have been articulated in the Sustainable Development Goals. It is clear that solutions to the challenge of sustainable development require holistic, integrated and coordinated actions across a very wide range of sectors, and will increasingly require a multidisciplinary approach. This programme aims to provide students with a broad grounding in the main concepts associated with sustainable development, but also provides the opportunity to specialise in one area in greater depth.

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Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics (MSc, Pg Dip, Pg Cert, PG Prof Dev - Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Online Part time 1 - 6 years September 2019 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The programme is designed as an institutional collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and SASA (Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture), a government facility which houses the UK wildlife DNA forensics laboratory. Students will have a unique opportunity to learn from internationally recognised specialists in the application of genetic analysis to conservation management and wildlife forensics. [+]

Programme Description

Within conservation science there is increasing recognition of the value of genetic data to support management decisions, however, scientists and managers with the skills and knowledge to apply population genetic theory to conservation practice are lacking. Within this arena, wildlife forensics is an exciting new field that is attracting increasing global attention in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade.

The PPD/Cert/Dip/MSc in Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics aims to provide a blend of theoretical and practical education in the application of genetic data to wildlife management and conservation law enforcement. The programme will cover all essential aspects, from population genetic theory, through data analysis, to the considerations involved in the interpretation and transfer of scientific findings to management, policy and criminal investigation.... [-]