Program Title

MSc Sustainable Development

Program Duration (Months)

12

Study Modes

Full Time

Country
Educational qualification required for admission

Graduate degree

Admission Criteria

University College Dublin international admission is based on a variety of factors including the students' past academic records and grades, standardized test scores, etc. If an interview is required as part of the application, the university will be in touch with the applicant through a phone call or an online interview.

Application Requirements:

  • A completed application form
  • Official transcripts from all previous academic institutions attended
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Official English Proficiency Test Scores
  • 2 Letters of Academic reference/recommendation (wherever applicable)
  • Resume, CV or Portfolio (wherever applicable)
  • Letter of Acceptance issued by the University College Dublin
  • A current passport/travel document
  • 2 coloured passport-sized photographs
  • Medical Insurance
  • Financial Support Statements
Program Description

In September 2015,  the United Nations adopted Agenda 2030, an ambitious agenda to promote people, planet, and prosperity. Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted as part of Agenda 2030, setting forth an ambitious framework of action for countries around the world.

UCD has worked with the SDG Academy since its foundation.   Prof Patrick Paul Walsh has served on her Academic Oversight Committee since 2012.  UCD and the SDG Academy have identified a clear need and demand to offer a formal online Masters in Sustainable Development.  The SDG Academy is the online education platform of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative for the United Nations. UCD is ranked 14 in the Times Higher World Impact Ranking 2020 for SDG Partnerships (SDG 17) with a clear focus on sustainability in the new strategic plan, rising to the future.

The recent Covid-19 crisis has also brought to UCD’s attention, the clear need to offer a formal online Masters in Sustainable Development that brings together the best of online resources in the SDG Academy,  UN SDSN  academic  “stars” and experts, with her partner UCD, a leading University in the area of Sustainable Development.

This MSc programme 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 course 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.

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Program Level
Medium of Instruction

English

Annual Tuition fee Non-EEA

9800

Location

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

IELTS Requirement

6

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