M.Sc. On Campus

Leadership for Sustainable Development

Södertörn University

24 months
11723 EUR/year
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This two-year Master’s programme in Leadership for Sustainable Development from Södertörn University provides analytical tools and theoretical and methodological knowledge in the social sciences, specialising in the leadership and management of activities that encourage the transformation to sustainable societal development. 


Education is conducted in cooperation with external partners and there is a particular focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Leadership for Sustainable Development programme from Södertörn University has three specialisations – Business Studies/Economics/Sociology.

What you'll learn

Due to cooperation with multiple subjects in the social sciences, the courses on this Master’s programme are continually developing, the aim being for you to gain nuanced and reflective knowledge of complex societal and ecological phenomena. One theme that runs through this programme is the use of new perspectives and creative problem formulations to meet the challenges that arise in the transformation to a sustainable society. 

The programme thus provides in-depth knowledge of your chosen specialisation, as well as an understanding of how it relates to fields of knowledge and traditions found in other scholarly subject areas and the field of sustainable societal development. Additionally, the programme is specifically designed to provide an opportunity to study a semester at another university in Sweden or abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainable Development from an Individual Organisation and Network Perspective
  • Environmental Economics
  • Leadership and Sustainability
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Challenge-driven Project Management for Sustainable Development
  • Sustainability Reporting and Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or equivalent and English B or equivalent or 
  • Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Economics as the main field of study, English B, Mathematics C or equivalent qualifications or 
  • Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Sociology as the main field of study, English B or equivalent qualifications

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11723 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11723 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • SEK 120,000 per academic year

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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