Sustainable Development

Published: 15 March 2019
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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.

UN's sustainable development goals in the education

SLU's educations creates knowledge which contributes to the goals for sustainable development, both in Sweden and internationally. 

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. 

Want to know more? You can read the syllabus at the student web. 

Future prospects

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

Student life

Welcome to #studysustainably where you get glimpses of student life as a master student at SLU in Uppsala!

Degree

Degree of Master (120 Credits) of Science with a major in Environmental Science

Facts

Programme scope: 2 years, 120 credits

Next start: Uppsala, 2 sep 2019 
Number of admission places: 60

Application period 16 Oct 2018 - 15 jan 2019: All international students
Application period 15 March 2019-15 April 2019: Swedish students and students within EU/EEA

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens:
First instalment: 67 500 SEK 
Total programme: 270 000 SEK

All applications are made through the Swedish online application service at universityadmissions.se. Find out how to apply and more about the application and admissions process (on our website).


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