What's included?

Theory and practice in strategic work on sustainable development

This programme covers four semesters of full-time study and focuses on economic, societal, cultural and ecological sustainability. You will examine how organisations work on sustainability from individual, organisational and network perspectives, and how change can be created in destructive societal structures and organisations to promote more sustainability. You will also investigate the role of leadership in these issues and in the transformation to a sustainable society, as well as how a changing view of leadership can create greater space for change and trust in organisations. The programme also covers how the UN’s Global Goals can be used as a strategic tool in work on sustainable development from individual, local, national and international perspectives.

Semester 1

Sustainable Development from an Individual Organisation and Network Perspective (7.5 credits), Environmental Economics (7.5 credits), Leadership and Sustainability (7.5 credits), Subject Specialisation (7.5 credits)

Semester 2

Qualitative Research Methods (7.5 credits), Quantitative Research Methods (7.5 credits), Subject Specialisation (15 credits)

Semester 3

Challenge-driven Project Management for Sustainable Development (15 credits), Sustainability Reporting and Communication (7.5 credits), Individual Study Course - Sustainable Development (7.5 credits)

Semester 4

Master's dissertation in subject specialisation focusing on sustainability (30 credits)

Course design

The various courses require differing amounts of time on campus, but teaching during the first year is more traditional with lectures, seminars and written examinations. You will also make contacts with the surrounding community that you plan and conduct yourself. The third semester is more practical, with courses in challenge-driven project management and communication, as well as an individual study course and optional courses. You can also choose to study this semester at another university, either in Sweden or abroad; going on a placement may also be possible. The fourth semester is when you will write your Master’s dissertation, and this involves a number of seminars and supervisory meetings. The programme also includes guest lectures, study visits, challenges from public bodies, business and civic society.