Sustainable Development (Online), M.Sc. | Part time online | University of Sussex Online | United Kingdom
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Sustainable Development (Online)

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About

Ranked No.1 in the world for Development Studies (2016 - 2022), Sussex’s globally recognised experts will teach you the skills you need to change the world during the Sustainable Development (Online) program from University of Sussex Online.

Overview

In September 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Aiming to end poverty and hunger while achieving gender equality, peace, responsible production and consumption, urgent climate action, as well as caring for life on land and below water, the Goals are challenging and ambitious.

Meeting the SDGs requires extensive transformations in the way markets, civil society and states work in much of the world. These sustainability transformations will need to be impassioned and practical, bridging different socio-economic sectors, knowledge disciplines and policy silos. They will need knowledgeable social entrepreneurs, engaged scholars and committed political activists, equipped to work across silos and sectors, with suitable interdisciplinary skills.

It is such entrepreneurs, scholars and activists that this distinct Masters aims to empower. You’ll benefit from expertise drawn from three of the most proficient research units in this area, the Science Policy Research Unit, School of Global Studies and Institute of Development Studies. This interdisciplinary Masters will help develop conceptual and constructive skills based on interrogating knowledges across multiple disciplines. It will enable you to contribute effectively to the realisation of the SDGs through widespread sustainability transformations.

The University of Sussex has been ranked 1st in the world for Development Studies for the past seven years (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022).

This Sustainable Development (Online) course from the University of Sussex Online is part-time and can be completed in a minimum of two years and a maximum of four. Students have the opportunity to step on and off the course, pausing their studies if their work or life commitments require them.

Why choose this course?

  • Ranked 1st in the world for Development Studies(2016 - 2022), above Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford and London School of Economics, the University of Sussex is at the forefront of teaching and research in sustainable development.
  • Analyse the politics of sustainable development policies and practices, using different conceptual perspectives and methodological approaches, cutting across a wide range of social science disciplines. 
  • Focus on real-world issues such as transforming energy production and consumption, climate-related disasters, agricultural intensification, waste and pollution. 
  • Learn how social power and inequalities are implicated in processes of technological development and environmental change. 
  • Explore the conditions under which sustainability transformations are achieved, to tackle social inequalities and environmental degradation.
  • Teaching is interdisciplinary, incorporating perspectives from economics, political science, science technology and society studies, international relations, anthropology, economics, innovation studies and human geography. 
  • Engaging with Sussex lecturers and with fellow students from around the world, you will critically and constructively analyse the work of government, business and civil society actors in sustainable development.
  • With employability firmly in mind, you’ll take part in both independent and group work, studying sustainable development policies and strategies for international agencies, NGOs, public and private organisations.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Sustainable Development: Politics and Policies
  • Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Policy Analysis
  • Understanding the Policy-Making Process
  • Key Perspectives in International Development
  • Democratising Science and Technology
  • Globalisation and the Environment: Capitalism, Ecology and Power
  • Perspectives, Methods and Skills
  • Innovation for Sustainability
  • Critical Issues in Sustainability: Environment, Agriculture, Health
  • Market-based Solutions for Sustainable Development: Pitfalls and Possibilities
  • Decolonising knowledge for Sustainable Development

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are six start dates every academic year, providing maximum flexibility for our students.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above from any UK university or international equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12660 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    6330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12660 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.

Cost per 15 credit module: £1,055

 Flexibility is at the heart of our online courses: fees can be paid on a module-by-module basis, or as a single fee at the start of the course.

Funding

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Deadline
07 Nov 2024
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UK Government
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Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships
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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
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8000 GBP
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Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships for International Students
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Get-Scholarship
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15000 USD
Deadline
15 Jun 2024
Eon Essay Contest
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Eon Essay Contest
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1000000 INR
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Education Future International Scholarship
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Education Future
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10000 GBP
Deadline
31 May 2024
Global Wales Scholarship
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British Council - Accreditation UK
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10000 GBP
Deadline
10 Jun 2024
GREAT Scholarship
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10000 GBP
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31 May 2024
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British Council - Accreditation UK
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5000 EUR
Deadline
14 May 2024
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3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
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1652 GBP
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UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
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1500 USD
Deadline
01 May 2024
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1000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
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Various benefits
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14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
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Various benefits
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24 May 2024
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01 Oct 2024
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Chevening Scholarships
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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
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3000 GBP
Deadline
29 Jun 2024
The London Pass Education Scholarship
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Go City
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1000 USD
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01 Dec 2024
The Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Students With Disabilities Scholarship Contest
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Simmons and Fletcher
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500 GBP
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
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Rapid Formations
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Various benefits
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31 Dec 2024
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Leopold Figl Foundation
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1600 USD
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30 Apr 2024
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Various benefits
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24 May 2024
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3000 USD
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30 Jun 2024
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25000 USD
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14 Jun 2024
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5000 CAD
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31 Dec 2024
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90000 AUD
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World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
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3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
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12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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10000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
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8000 EUR
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European Commission
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3500 USD
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15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
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3000 USD
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3000 USD
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2000 USD
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31 Jul 2024
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2000 USD
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20 Aug 2024
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1500 USD
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15 May 2024
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1000 USD
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10 Dec 2024
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30 Apr 2024
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31 Aug 2024
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1000 USD
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31 Oct 2024
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500 USD
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30 Apr 2024
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