The Master of Science in Sustainability, Development, and Peace programme at the United Nations University addresses pressing global issues of climate change, development, sustainability, peacebuilding and human rights through an innovative interdisciplinary approach that integrates the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. The programme is intended for recent graduates, professionals, and practitioners, offering the unique opportunity to study at a global university within the framework of the United Nations. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to make important contributions towards solving global issues, whether through employment by UN agencies, other international organizations, governments, civil society, or the private sector.
The programme is practically oriented, user-focused and of the highest academic quality. It offers opportunities to gain practical experience through internships or field research with a UN agency or other international organization. The programme builds on the strong record of the United Nations University (UNU) in training and capacity development, and utilizes the extensive network of scholars and academic institutions participating in UNU research.
The standard period of study is two years; the programme starts in September, with students expected to complete all the requirements by July in the second academic year after enrolment.
Further information is available from the United Nations University Institute of Sustainability and Peace.