Apply now for UNU-ISP master’s degree programme

  • 2011•12•05     Tokyo

    The UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) is now accepting applications for September 2012 entry to its Master of Science in Sustainability, Development, and Peace programme. This programme, based at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, will provide students a unique opportunity to study at a global university within the framework of the United Nations while enhancing their understanding and ability to tackle today’s global challenges.

    The UNU-ISP Master of Science in Sustainability, Development, and Peace programme addresses pressing global issues of sustainability, climate change, development, peacebuilding and human rights through an innovative, interdisciplinary approach that integrates the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. It is intended for recent graduates, professionals and practitioners wishing to develop an international career through employment in United Nations agencies, other international organizations, governments, civil society or the private sector.

    This practically oriented, user-focused programme enables participants to gain experience through internships or field research with a UN agency or other international organization. The programme builds on the strong record of the UNU in training and capacity development, and utilizes the extensive network of scholars and academic institutions participating in UNU research.

    Students who earn at least 30 credits, successfully complete a master’s thesis, and pass the final examination will receive a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Sustainability, Development, and Peace. 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.

    UNU-ISP welcomes applicants with:

    • a keen interest in the pressing global issues on the UN agenda, and in particular those of sustainability, development and peace;
    • the intention to proactively apply academic research findings to policymaking; and
    • a strong desire to contribute to the solving of problems concerning global environment, peace and development through an interdisciplinary approach.

    The deadline for application is Wednesday, 29 February 2012.

    To learn more about the admissions process, course offerings and faculty, please visit the master’s degree programme page on the UNU-ISP website.