UNU-IAS is now accepting applicants for its new postgraduate programme, the Master of Science in Environmental Governance – Specialization in Biodiversity. The programme will be held at the UNU-IAS facilities in Yokohama, Japan, and is scheduled to start in September 2011.
Successful full-time students will receive an M.Sc. from the United Nations University within 18 to 24 months. The programme will be offered in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), which will provide support through curriculum guidance, course materials and access to its experts.
With growing international interest in environmental governance and the role of biodiversity in regional and national development, there is increasing demand for biodiversity experts with empirically and conceptually grounded training. This programme draws on UNU-IAS’s long-standing reputation for excellence in policy-oriented research for sustainable development, and will provide students with the intellectual foundation and practical field experience necessary for understanding environmental governance regimes.
The deadline for applications is Monday, 30 May 2011. To learn more about the admissions process, course offerings and faculty, please visit the UNU-IAS M.Sc. in Environmental Governance programme overview page.