Leadership for Sustainable Development

Södertörn University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
11033 EUR/year
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This Leadership for Sustainable Development two-year Master’s programme at 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. 


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. 

Learning outcomes

The Leadership for Sustainable Development programme at Södertörn University 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. 

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 

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11033 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11033 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • SEK 120,000 per academic year


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Leadership for Sustainable Development
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