Sustainable Development MSc (ONLINE)

Course title: Sustainable Development MSc (online) 

In 2015 the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Made up of 17 goals, the agenda aims to end poverty and hunger, achieve gender equality, peace, responsible production and consumption and urgent climate. 

To meet these goals the world needs a passionate workforce of social entrepreneurs, engaged scholars and committed political activists.

Sustainable Development MSc (online) 

Developed by three of the world’s leading research centres in sustainability, innovation and development studies, the University of Sussex’s Sustainable Development MSc (online) takes a distinct interdisciplinary approach to teaching and is led by renowned academics from Sussex’s Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), School of Global Studies and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Taught 100% online, this Masters brings together research and theories from multiple perspectives to explores issues and challenges of implementing systems for sustainability and considers how social inequalities are implicated in processes of technological development and environmental change. 

You’ll take a holistic and innovative approach to analysing situations within their global and socio-economic context, developing new ideas and ways to implement sustainable polices and systems to reduce the impact of climate change around the world. 

You’ll learn through diverse case studies and focus on of issues including:

• Energy production and consumption 

• Agricultural intensification 

• Carbon trading and waste. 

You’ll develop skills to critically examine the current and historical structures of international development, social and technological innovation and clean production and consumption, which shape the possibility of bringing about sustainability transformations in diverse contexts in the Global North and the Global South. 

A key focus throughout the Masters is on the ways in which knowledge production and use can be reconfigured to achieve transformations to sustainability, through policymaking, institutional change and grassroots struggles.

Peer-to-peer interaction and collaboration is an important element of this course. You will be encouraged to bring your own experience, knowledge, questions and voice to the classroom to expand the issues and questions explored. Widening the perspective of views and enhancing your own and each other’s learning experiences. 

You’ll learn to analyse the politics of sustainable development policies and practices, using different conceptual perspectives and methodological approaches, cutting across a wide range of social science disciplines.

Flexible learning 100% online

Taught 100% online this course is designed for those looking to fit their Masters around their career. You’ll join a group of like-minded professionals and experts from around the world who are looking to lead transitions to sustainability. 

Teaching takes place within a specially designed Virtual Learning Environment, accessible 24hrs a day 365 days a year from any desktop, mobile or tablet device. You’ll take part in a combination of live and recorded lectures and seminars, group work and individual projects and will be supported by academic and Student Success teams throughout your studies. 

With six intakes a year (January, March, May, July, September and October) you can start your course at a time most convenient to you. If you need to take a break from your studies at any time you can pause your studies and re-join the course when you’re ready*. 

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*Maximum study break applies. 

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