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Masters in Sustainable Development

SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Uppsala
English
Masters in Sustainable Development

Program description

Masters in Sustainable Development

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 is a cooperation between Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. It offers opportunities to learn more about sustainable development in various disciplines.

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.

Admission requirements

A Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognized university.

All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

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Program content

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 Bachelor’s degree. The master thesis is written during the fourth and final term. 

Tuition fees

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the programme page. 

Career opportunities

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.

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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

SLU is a world-class international university focusing on the very foundations of our existence: clean water, a living landscape, sustainable food production, high standards of animal welfare and sustainable cities. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they...


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SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Arrheniusplan 4
750 07 Uppsala
Sweden

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