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Education for Sustainable Development, Master's Programme

Master's programme | 120 credits | Sustainability focused
Autumn 2019
100% Distance
INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English
1 Apply Deadline 2019-01-15 GU-69599 2 Opens 15 March GU-19391
1) Anyone can apply
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Programme

The new Master’s Programme in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) centers on the question of how education can support critical inquiry and be a positive force for transformation and change towards a more sustainable future.

As a response to the major environmental crises and changing life conditions for humans as well as other species, this interdisciplinary ESD Master’s Programme brings together four departments at the University of Gothenburg and on at Chalmers University of Technology in a pioneering curriculum at the forefront of the international research debate on education and sustainability. The ESD Master’s Programme prepares you not only to respond to local and global sustainability challenges, but also to counteract them and contribute to more sustainable futures through education and research. As a Master’s student in the ESD programme you will enter into critical dialogue with recent scientific debates in the educational, social, and natural sciences, and get access to a range of analytic tools that will help you develop theoretical as well as practice-based knowledge in education for sustainable development.

The ESD Master’s Programme is of interest if you:

  • Want to work for increased public awareness, knowledge and action competence in sustainable development;
  • Are interested in supporting learning for sustainable development among diverse groups;
  • Are involved in social movements for the environment, and want to learn more about the role of education in creating a more equitable, peaceful, and ecologically viable world;
  • Are a teacher/educator looking for ideas and strategies to better integrate education for sustainable development in your classrooms or in community settings;
  • Want to pursue a research career in the broad area of education for sustainable development.

The ESD Master’s Programme comprises 2 years of full-time study. The final semester is devoted to writing a Master’s thesis. Successful completion of the programme leads to the Degree of Master of Arts (120 credits) with a major in Education and Sustainability. The programme is entirely web-based with all teaching carried out online, and welcomes students from all parts of the world with a variety of backgrounds (e.g. environmental sciences, social sciences, educational sciences, economics, arts and humanities). Course language is English.

More information

https://idpp.gu.se/english/e...

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree of 180 credits is required, or a professional qualification specialising in the school system of at least 180 credits and an individual degree project/thesis of 15 credits within or outside the degree, or equivalent knowledge and skills. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full programme cost: 168 026 SEK
First payment: 42 007 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Study Guidance

Anna-Carin Lindberg, annacarin.lindberg@gu.se, +46 31 786 21 90

Department

Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies
Box 300
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Läroverksgatan 15


Programme that is sustainability-focused where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the programme content meets one of the current sustainability criteria. The content with a focus on sustainability must also, in accordance with the criteria, constitute the programme's main focus

Programme that is sustainability-related where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the programme content meets one of the current sustainability criteria.

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