Global Sustainable Development, MSc


University of Greenwich    Natural Resources Institute

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 Year Full Time / 2 Years Part Time
Business & Management (5) Economics (10) Environmental Sciences (13) Politics & Government (30)

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Embark on a transformative journey towards tackling global challenges with the MSc in Global Sustainable Development at the University of Greenwich. This innovative programme delves deep into Development Studies theory and practice, equipping you with the tools to drive sustainable change on a global scale. Through modules like Transformative Change and Sustainable Development Research Methods, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of societal, environmental, and economic transformations. The course offers a diverse range of optional modules, allowing you to tailor your learning experience to your interests, from Climate Change to Gender Inequalities. To join this prestigious programme, applicants should hold a minimum of an Upper Second Class Bachelor's degree in relevant disciplines. However, those with a Lower Second Class degree can still apply with relevant work experience or strong motivation. The course is led by Dr Md Mofakkarul Islam and boasts a team of world-leading researchers and development practitioners, ensuring a personalised and enriching academic experience. Join us and become a catalyst for sustainable global change.

About the course

How will we tackle ongoing global challenges? Join our new MSc programme –Global Sustainable Development, MSc.

Despite progress in many aspects of global development over recent decades, about 735 million people experienced hunger in 2022, an increase of 122 million since 2019. Degradation of our natural resources – land, water, forests, and biodiversity – continues at alarming rates. These challenges are exacerbated by climate change and violent conflicts in many parts of the world. Tackling these challenges and ensuring a better future will require sustainable development and Transformative Change (TC) – change that is disruptive, systemic, occurs at relatively large scales, and involves a reconfiguration of technology, economy, institutions, and society.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a ‘minimum’ of an Upper Second Class (2:1) Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., development studies, geography, environmental studies, agriculture and related subjects, economics, social sciences, and business studies). A Lower Second Class (2:2) degree may be considered if the applicant has relevant work experience or could demonstrate a strong motivation with supportive references .

Applicants from other backgrounds may be considered.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.


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