Taught course

Sustainable Development

Institution
University of Sussex · SPRU - Science Policy Research
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above from any UK university or international equivalent.

Months of entry

January, March, May, July, September, October

Course content

Taught 100% online, study Sussex’s world-renowned MSc Sustainable Development at a time and place that suits you.

In September 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Aiming to end poverty and hunger while achieving gender equality, peace, responsible production and consumption, urgent climate action, as well as caring for life on land and below water, the Goals are challenging and ambitious.

Meeting the SDGs requires extensive transformations in the way markets, civil society and states work in much of the world. These sustainability transformations will need to be impassioned and practical, bridging different socio-economic sectors, knowledge disciplines and policy silos. They will need knowledgeable social entrepreneurs, engaged scholars and committed political activists, equipped to work across silos and sectors, with suitable interdisciplinary skills.

It is such entrepreneurs, scholars and activists that this distinct Masters aims to empower. Delivered by three of the most proficient research units in this area, the Science Policy Research Unit, School of Global Studies and Institute of Development Studies, this interdisciplinary Masters will help develop conceptual and constructive skills based on interrogating knowledges across multiple disciplines. It will enable you to contribute effectively to the realisation of the SDGs through widespread sustainability transformations.

The University of Sussex has been ranked 1st in the world for Development Studies for the past three years (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, 2018, 2019).

This course is part-time and can be completed in a minimum of two years and maximum of four. Students have the opportunity to step on and off the course, pausing their studies if their work or life commitments require.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    flexible
    48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Course enquiries
Email
study@sussex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1273 019311