MSc in Sustainability (UNU-IAS, 2017)


    The Master of Science in Sustainability programme equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to solving challenges of sustainability. Drawing on an innovative, interdisciplinary approach, the programme integrates methods and resources from the natural and social sciences, as well as the humanities.

    The programme builds on UNU’s strong record in research and capacity development, as well as the extensive network of scholars and academic institutions participating in UNU research. The programme is practically oriented, user-focused, and of the highest academic quality. It is intended for recent graduates, professionals, and practitioners interested in the unique opportunity to study at a global university and gain valuable skills, which will enable them as international professionals to meaningfully contribute to the work of governments, civil society, the private sector, and the UN and other international organisations.

    Students can take courses from UNU-IAS and partner universities in Japan. Students are also encouraged to take a joint diploma offered by UNU-IAS and the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (UT-GSFS) on Sustainability. (The joint diploma can only be awarded to students who successfully complete the two-year master’s degree programme.)

    The standard period of study is two years; the programme starts in September, with students expected to complete all the requirements by July in the second academic year after enrolment.

    Application deadline: 28 February 2017

    For more information, including requirements, how to apply, scholarship availability, and FAQs, please see the MSc in Sustainability programme announcement on the UNU-IAS website.

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    United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

    Admissions Office

    53-70, Jingumae 5-chome

    Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan

    T: +81 (0)3 5467-1212