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Sustainability degrees abroad

Now, more than ever, countries around the world must protect and preserve their natural environments and resources. As a sustainability student, you’ll consider the threats faced by our planet and explore potential solutions and strategies for a more sustainable future.

Sustainability is a subject that involves branches of science, geography, economics, and anthropology. You’ll be tasked with applying the theoretical principles and practices of sustainability to real-life scenarios and challenges. You’ll evaluate government policies and the economic, human, and environmental consequences of any proposed plans.

By studying abroad, you’ll see how issues of sustainability vary across the globe. You’ll encounter new environments, landscapes, and ecosystems that will broaden your horizons and give you a global perspective of the field. You’ll be part of projects that make a real difference to local communities, including those relating to clean water, renewable energy, and waste management.

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Sustainability program structure

The majority of sustainability programs are offered as either a BA or a BSc. These courses cover similar ground, but a BSc will involve more independent research and scientific analysis. Bachelor’s programs are usually studied over three or four years, depending on the university. Most undergraduate sustainability courses around the world will be accredited by a professional body, like the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment (IEAMA).

In the US, a sustainability major will last for a minimum of four years. In line with the liberal arts model, you’ll first complete two years of general education studies before specializing in sustainability-specific modules in your final two years.

Most universities will strongly encourage you to participate in a placement year or a year abroad. These experiences will support you to grow both professionally and personally.

After finishing your bachelor’s degree, you can go on to study a postgraduate qualification. A master’s in sustainability usually takes one or two years of work. Following this, a PhD takes an average of five years to complete.

Teaching will mainly be made up of lectures, seminars, workshops, hands-on laboratories, field trips, and tutorials. This mixture will provide you will a sound theoretical and practical comprehension of the field. Assessment typically takes the form of exams, coursework, presentations, and practical projects.

What’s covered in sustainability programs will vary slightly from one university to another. You’ll have plenty of elective modules to choose from, but you’ll probably study these core topic areas too:

  • Sustainable practices and principles
  • Sustainable futures
  • Studying the environment
  • Sustainable development
  • Environmental policy, politics, and governance
  • Ecology and ecosystems
  • Managing biodiversity
  • Climate change

Sustainability study abroad programs

Sustainability undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in sustainability

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    Sustainable Food & Bioenergy Systems: Agroecology - BS Montana State University Bozeman, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,400 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,400 USD

    Start date
    May, August, December
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    Environment, Society, & Sustainability - BA University of Colorado Denver, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    30,641 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,641 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
    Show program overview about Bachelor of Arts in Geography, Environment, Society, and Sustainability
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    Business and Management: Sustainability - BA (Hons) Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,989 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Business: Sustainability (West Valley Campus) - BA Arizona State University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,760 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,760 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Business (Sustainability)
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    Business Administration: Ethics & Sustainability - BBA Trent University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,324 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,191 CAD

    Start date
    January, May
    Show program overview about Business Administration Ethics & Sustainability (Co-op Available)

Associate in sustainability

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    Wood Innovation for Sustainability: Marketing and Management - ASc Southwestern Oregon Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,810 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,810 USD

    Start date
    September, January, April
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Sustainability graduate programs

Master's in sustainability

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    Tourism and Sustainability - MSc Linnaeus University, Sweden

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,616 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 109,800 SEK

    Start date
    August
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    Business Administration in Sustainability - MBA IBA International Business Academy, Denmark
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,074 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 62,500 DKK

    Start date
    September, February
    Show program overview about Executive MBA in Sustainability
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    International Business and Sustainability (Blended) - MST King Stage Business School, UK
    • Blended learning
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    15,191 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,000 GBP

    Start date
    October
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    Master of Science in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (MSc) - MSc The University of British Columbia, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,009 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,500 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Business Administration: Social Change and Sustainability - MBA Clark University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    58,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 58,200 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Diploma in sustainability

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    Business Administration: Green Business Management and Sustainability - GDip Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,483 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,853 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Business and Sustainability - GDip Lincoln University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,777 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,100 NZD

    Start date
    June, January
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    Leadership for Sustainability - PGDip University of Essex International College, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,488 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,285 GBP

    Start date
    July, October, January, April
    Show program overview about PG Dip Leadership for Sustainability

Certificate in sustainability

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    Leadership for Sustainability - PGCert University of Essex International College, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    5,244 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,143 GBP

    Start date
    July, October, January, April
    Show program overview about PG Cert Leadership for Sustainability

Future sustainability careers

Governments, organizations, and businesses are always looking for ways to reduce their negative impact on the environment and improve sustainability. As such, your skills, knowledge, and expertise will be in high demand across both public and private sectors. Here are some of the most common career paths pursued by sustainability graduates:

  • Sustainability consultant
  • Sustainability specialist
  • Climate change analyst
  • Energy consultant
  • Corporate social responsibility manager
  • Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • International aid/development worker

If you’re struggling to work out what your dream role is, it’s a good idea to undertake some work experience or an internship. Not only will you narrow down your interests and strengths, but you’ll also make useful professional connections and take your employability to the next level.