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  • 1. Master Programme in Sustainable Development120 credits Photo: morgueFileThe Master Programme in Sustainable Development is an interdisciplin- nars where current issues concerning sus-ary programme with students and tutors from many different subject tainable development will be discussed. In the second term, you will study howareas. However, they all have an interest in sustainable development. The society’s structure influences our abilityobjective of the programme is that you will be fully versed in issues that to achieve sustainable development. Theconcern sustainable development from most perspectives – from the studies embrace global issues, decision-basic economic to the extremely concrete aspects, such as how suffi- making processes and interdisciplinary methods. You will use your knowledgecient drinkingwater can be made available to everyone on our planet. in a case study that you pursue together with the other students. If you wish toThe term ”sustainable development” has other subject areas and the fact that not obtain a one year master’s degree, you mustseveral definitions. A common denomina- everything is as simple as one may first conclude the second term with an essay.tor for all of them is that living standards believe. In 2009, more than 40 countries For the third term, you may choosefor human beings must improve – but were represented. Contact with stu- from a large range of advanced courseswithout jeopardizing the possibility for dents from so many different countries in your specialization to deepen andfuture generations to enjoy equally good increases the understanding that a solu- broaden your knowledge obtained duringconditions. tion bestsuited to one country is perhaps your bachelor programme. You may also Uppsala University and the Swedish not equally suitable in another country. choose to gain practical experience orUniversity of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) take courses at a lower level outside yourhave jointly created the Master Pro- Content special field. The final term is orientedgramme in Sustainable Development The objective of this master programme towards a degree project, which you mayto meet the increasing environmental is that in your future professional activity choose to do outside the university.demands from the market and govern- you will be able to use aspects of sustain- The courses are spread over two yearsment authorities. As a student of the able development irrespective of what as follows:programme, you will use comprehensive you work with. This could be social plan-working methods where the sum is greater ning, education, research, organization Year 1than the individual parts. In addition to of supranational agencies, the future for Sustainable development – worldviewsthe content of your specialization, you will biological diversity, and much more. Stu- and visions – a seminar series 5 creditsgain holistic interdisciplinary competence dents attending this master programme A framework for sustainablein the field of sustainable development. have extremely different backgrounds development 5 credits Students who have studied sustain- and experiences. You will therefore Our natural resources 10 creditsable development are rather special in devote the first term to subject areas both Man, society, andas much as they have learnt to listen within and outside your specialization. the environment 10 creditsto others’ opinions, and to defend their Natural and social sciences will dominate Systems analysis and decisionown. An interdisciplinary programme however. Simultaneously, you will take support systems forimproves the student’s understanding of part in an interdisciplinary series of semi- sustainable development 10 2008/2009 Programblad 1 2011/2012
  • 2. Sustainable development series where you spend Fridays, and › teacher, – worldviews and discourses systems analysis during the other days of › engineer, – a seminar series 5 credits the week. › economist,Interdisciplinary methods The most common parts of the › product developer, and cases 5 credits instruction are composed of lectures, › logistician, computer and field exercises, as well as › designer,Year 2 seminars where you may discuss both › lawyer,Advanced courses in your own and others’ written work. The › decision-maker, special fields 15–30 credits instruction is based on your active partic- › educator,Courses at lower level ipation, resulting in you learning more. › researcher. outside your special field 15–30 credits The language of instruction is English,Practical experience for although in certain cases reports and The programme can also lead to work sustainable development 15–30 credits minor tasks may be written in Swedish. in bodies such as the Swedish Environ-Degree project 30 credits The programme concludes with a degree mental Protection Agency, the Swedish project that proceeds during the entire International Development CooperationInstruction final term. You may pursue this project Agency, UNESCO, the United Nations,The programme is interdisciplinary, within the academic world, industry or the as well as local authorities and countywhich implies that those attending the public sector, both abroad and in Sweden. councils or in the transport sector. Yousame course will have completely dif- could also work for non-profit organiza-ferent experiences than your own. We Degree tions such as WWF, the Swedish Societyendeavor to benefit from this situation The programme leads to a Master of for Nature Conservation and Greenpeace.during the programme so that you feel Science (120 credits), with Sustainable Demand is expected to increase inthat you yourself can contribute your Development as the main field of study. industry for employees with knowledgeown knowledge and experiences. This in of issues related to sustainable devel-turn increases your self-esteem so that you Career Prospects opment together with solid specialistbe well-prepared for the challenges you The Swedish Government’s objective knowledge in social sciences, naturalwill meet in your professional life. is that sustainable development should sciences, jurisprudence and the humani- Instruction takes place both at permeate all future education. This can ties. Sectors concerned include electron-Uppsala University and the Swed- occur only if future decision-makers and ics, construction and the automotiveish University of Agricultural Sciences educators possess requisite knowledge or forestry industries. You will also be(SLU), which is also located in Uppsala. of these issues. After you obtain your wellprepared for research studies and anNormally, you will take two courses degree, career prospects include the fol- academic parallel – for example the seminar lowing professions: Application Eligibility Credit System Autumn term admission only. Appli- Bachelor degree (i.e. three years of The academic year in Sweden is di- cation deadline is January 15, 2011. full-time studies), within the natural vided into two semesters. 30 credits Application will be online through the sciences, technology, the social sci- represent one semester of full-time national website ences, jurisprudence or the historical/ studies, covering 20 weeks. philosophical subject areas. Fees and Scholarships Contact There is a tuition fee and application All applicants need to verify English Uppsala University fee for students who are not citizens language proficiency. This is normally Department of Earth Sciences of the EU, EEA or Switzerland. For attested by an internationally recog- Villavägen 16 these students the tuition fee for this nised test such as TOEFL or IELTS. SE-752 36 Uppsala programme is SEK 135 000 per aca- Sweden demic year. The fee for application to Selection Swedish universities is SEK 900. Selection will be based on previous academic studies and degrees with Brita Svensson Uppsala University offers a few schol- emphasis on grades in relevant fields, +46 (0)18-471 71 54 arships to cover the tuition fee, see a summary in English (1–2 pages) of a The Swedish previous degree project (if any), and a Institute also administers scholarships, statement of intent. Master Programme in Sustainable Development 120 credits