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Master of Sustainable Development Goals (Global Development)

Key information

Level of study:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
1.5 years
Start date: Expected February-2022
Campus:
Massey University
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Summary

The Master of Sustainable Development Goals (Global Development) is a 180-credit taught degree focusing on the theory and practice of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The programme addresses the most pressing imperative facing humanity and the planet: sustainability. This degree is unique in Australasia.

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The SDGs are the UN’s ambitious macro-level plan for humankind’s development and sustainability. The goals address global challenges including those related to poverty and inequality, climate and environmental degradation, prosperity, peace and justice.

Follow your interests

You’ll take two core courses in sustainable development. The first will introduce you to theories of sustainable development and the SDGs. The second will focus on multi-disciplinary frameworks. They will also focus on how to measure progress against the SDGs. As well as paradigms of indigenous knowledge and practice in the field of sustainability.

Then, you’ll take courses related to your endorsement in global development. The courses cover topics such as development management, gender and development, environmental sociology and natural resource planning.

Real-world research

The final 60-credit component of your degree is a research practicum. You’ll identify an organisation with which to work towards policies or practices guided by the SDG framework in business and sustainability. You’ll then conduct research on, and analyse the business and sustainability work, undertaken by that organisation.

Careers

There is strong demand in the global marketplace for workers with the skills to translate, implement, monitor and report on the SDGs.

The SDGs are already facing challenges. How are the goals’ macro-level aspirations, collected through multiple rounds of global consultation, translated into everyday community settings such as:

  • the health sector
  • education
  • the workplace.

Employees with these skills are in demand in both public and private organisations.

Planning overview

131.703 Gender and Development is offered in alternate years.

If you are studying full-time in Semester One 2021 you may take one of these courses to replace a course in the schedule that is not offered in 2021:

  • 131.706 Globalisation and Development
  • 200.761 International Relations: Theory and Practice

You will need to add the course as a Special request / Special permission in your portal.

The Master of Sustainable Development Goals (Global Development) is a parts-based qualification. That means you must complete the first part, before moving to the second.

Part One is coursework and Part Two is a research practicum.

At least a B grade average is required in the first 60 credits of courses completed in Part One for progression to Part Two.

If you study full-time, you’ll take 120 credits per year or 60 credits per semester.

Entry criteria

To enter the Master of Sustainable Development Goals (Global Development) you will have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with a grade average of at least B in the highest level courses.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 overall (min 20 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 58 Overall (min 50 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 176 overall and all bands 169 or better

Course variation

Expected February-2022 - Massey University

Campus:
Massey University
Tuition fees:
Duration:
1.5 years
Start date: Expected February-2022
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