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Leadership for Sustainable Development, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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This two-year Master’s programme 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. 

About

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 specialization, 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 for a semester at another university in Sweden or abroad.

This programme covers four semesters of full-time study and focuses on economic, societal, cultural and ecological sustainability. You will examine how organizations work on sustainability from an individual, organizational and network perspectives, and how change can be created in destructive societal structures and organizations to promote more sustainability. 

You will also investigate the role of leadership in these issues and in the transformation to a sustainable society, as well as how a changing view of leadership can create greater space for change and trust in organizations. 

The programme also covers how the UN’s Global Goals can be used as a strategic tool in work on sustainable development from individual, local, national and international perspectives.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainable Development from an Individual Organisation and Network Perspective
  • Environmental Economics
  • Leadership and Sustainability
  • Subject Specialisation
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods 
  • Subject Specialisation
  • Challenge-driven Project Management for Sustainable Development
  • Sustainability Reporting and Communication
  • Individual Study Course - Sustainable Development
  • Master's dissertation in subject specialisation focusing on sustainability 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • A Bachelor's degree
  • Copy of your passport
  • Letter of motivation
  • Letter of recommendation from a university level professor or academic adviser
  • A motivation letter in English
  • Certificates from student activities that provide extra points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10876 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10876 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Stockholm

  • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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