Sustainable Development, M.Sc. | Online | University College Dublin | Ireland
12 months
10190 EUR/year
10190 EUR/year
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The Sustainable Development MSc programme at the University College Dublin will be the first online, affordable, global programme of its kind, drawing on the expertise, credibility and network of its host institution to offer cutting edge, global, multi-disciplinary learning for the SDGs.


The Sustainable Development course at the University College Dublin has the unique ability to address the large range of issues covered by the SDG agenda that will equip students to solve some of the most pressing issues of our times. Both organizations, with mandates to support the UN system through consultative status , are well-suited to establish and administer such a programme and provide students with a unique experience in access to global taught leaders,   opportunities for excellent placements and  careers in Sustainable Development. 

Careers & Employability

  • Transforming our World,  the UN 2030Agenda for Sustainable Development  has defined stakeholders to implement the agenda in the following : Paragraph 52. "We the Peoples" are the celebrated opening words of the UN Charter. It is "We the Peoples" who are embarking today on the road to 2030. Our journey will involve Governments as well as Parliaments, the UN system and other international institutions, local authorities, indigenous peoples, civil society, business and the private sector, the scientific and academic community – and all people. Millions have already engaged with, and will own, this Agenda. It is an Agenda of the people, by the people, and for the people – and this, we believe, will ensure its success.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Global Classroom
  • SDG Research Project
  • Environment Sustainability
  • Competition & Industrial Policy for Sustainable Development
  • The Market for Labor, Land & SDGs
  • Development & Societal Transition in complex, post-conflict situations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A primary degree with at least Second Class Honours Grade 1 (2H1) in a relevant subject such as environmental science, architecture, planning and environmental policy, education, business, public  health, physiotherapy, law, medicine , political science, international relations, social science, sociology, history, geography, economics, global studies, public policy, development studies, EU studies, law. 2H1 is equivalent to 60 per cent, B minus or 3.08 GPA - in American system: B or 3.00 GPA.
  • English language requirements: applicants whose first language is not English should have met TOEFL, IELTs, or computer-based TOEFL requirements (600, 6.5, or 250 respectively), or the Cambridge English Test (Certificate in Advanced English at a minimum of Grade B, or Certificate of Proficiency in English at Grade C). Applicants who obtained a previous degree from an English-speaking university may be exempted from this requirement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10190 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10190 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10190 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10190 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part Time

  • EU/Non-EU fee per year - €5,100


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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