Funding for January 2021 Entry is supported by the Government’s July Stimulus – Higher Education Initiative, Deadline Dec 4th 2020. To be eligible, you (or your parents if you are under 23) need to be ordinarily resident in the EU (including Ireland /EEA/ Swiss Confederation/UK ) for 3 of the last 5 years (minimum of 183 days per calendar year).
M.Sc. in Sustainable Development
UCD M.Sc. in Sustainable Development in partnership with UN SDSN.
Admissions are open now, Jan and Sept 2021 , full-time and part-time. Our world faces multiple challenges, some new and many enduring, including pandemics, rising global temperatures, unemployment, and inequality. Are you keen to be part of crafting and implementing solutions to the big challenges of our times? If yes, join us for our new, exciting online Master’s Programs that will help prepare you with the tools, skills, and knowledge to build a fulfilling and challenging career tackling the world’s biggest challenges.
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The UCD M.Sc. in Sustainable Development, in partnership with SDSN’s SDG Academy, offers cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary, and trans-disciplinary learning for the SDGs. Both UCD and SDSN have mandates to support the UN System through consultative status, and provide students with a unique experience in virtual classrooms with leading academics and global thought leaders. There are also opportunities for excellent placements and careers in sustainable development. The core elements of the Master’s require students to study the SDGs at the national level, city level, and through an SDG project. The program will include a wide range of electives to cover the SDG agenda, such as social justice, climate change, industrial economics, food systems, and public health. The Master’s is a one-year, full-time program, but can be taken part-time over two years or more.
Academic Rigor that is fully online and affordable,
A Network of Global Expertise and a Global Cohort of Students-at your Fingertips
In 2015, all member nations of the United Nations adopted Agenda 2030 to mobilize the collective energies of the world to build a future where economic prosperity, planetary health, and the well-being of its people are assured. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were set to achieve this bold vision.
The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was established to bring together the world’s academic and scientific institutions to support the SDGs. The SDG Academy was set up to create and curate online learning materials on the SDGs in partnership with leading global experts in sustainable development.
University College Dublin (UCD) in Ireland, the alma mater of James Joyce, was founded in 1854 and is today a research-intensive global university with purpose, drive, and ambition. The 2019 QS World University Rankings rate UCD as 1st in Ireland and 78th in the world for employability and reputation. University College Dublin has been ranked 34th in the world by the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which assess universities against the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In its new strategy, Rising to the Future 2020-24, UCD has committed to sustainable development as a strategic theme.
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University College Dublin M.Sc. in Sustainable Development in Partnership with UN SDSN
https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/!W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=PROG&MAJR=W516 Jan Full Time (FT)
https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/!W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=PROG&MAJR=W485 Jan Part Time (PT), Sept FT, Sept PT