The Alma Mater Europaea - ECM Environmental Studies master’s program is a modern graduate study program for environmental protection, including cases of good practice and cross-border cooperation.
The MA in Sustainable Development is the first program of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. It encourages you to pursue your interests as you explore the sustainability of human societies, the economy, and the natural environment.
At Alma Mater you will work with scholars, leading academics, and practitioners as you contemplate the complex challenges of sustainable development. Your education and research will contribute directly to understanding social responsibility, economic prosperity, and environmental sustainability.
As a dedicated sustainability studies student, you can pursue interdisciplinary inquiry and solve problems through coursework, research, and experiential learning. With the support of leading academics and practitioners, your research will contribute directly to existing scholarship and professional practice related to social responsibility, economic prosperity, and environmental sustainability.
Sustainable development (SD) is based on three pillars: social, economic, and environmental. These pillars form the basis of the SD program at Alma Mater. Its objective is to find the perfect intersection of all three, where we attain social inclusion, economic prosperity for all, and a better understanding of our natural environment, such that we enjoy a better life while not adversely affecting the generations to follow.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SYLLABUS – 1st YEAR
|Total per year||60|
|Total per study program||120|
|1||Technology and Ecosystems||10|
|2||Introduction to Sustainable Development||10|
|3||Sustainable Development & Earth, Water Ecosystems||10|
|5||Economics of Sustainable Transformation||10|
|7||Elective Course I||5|
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES SYLLABUS – 2nd YEAR
|Total per year||60|
|Total per study program||120|
|8||Ethics in Sustainable Development||10|
|9||Sustainable Development in Cities & Rural Areas||10|
|10||Sustainable Development in Slovenia and Globally||10|
|11||Elective Course II||5|
|12||Elective Course III||5|
|1||ERM for Protected Area||5|
|2||ERM for Degraded Lands||5|
|3||Climate Change and Sustainability||5|
|4||Marketing for Sustainable Development & Rethinking Consumption||5|
|5||Solid & Waste Management||5|
|6||Social & Corporate Systems for Sustainable Development||5|
|7||Cultural Heritage in the Light of Sustainable Development and Climate Change||5|
|8||Economic Growth & Sustainable Development||5|
Graduate: Sustainable Development
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Dr. Brodeur is currently Associate Director, Digital Scholarship Infrastructure and Data Analyst in the School of Earth, Environment and Society at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. He completed his PhD and BSc in the Faculty of Science (School of Geography and Earth Science) at McMaster University. His MSc was in Land Resource Science at the University of Guelph, also in Canada. Dr. Brodeur has taught at two major universities in Canada for over 12 years in various courses relating to sustainable development. He has also been involved in the development and administration of many projects involving pedagogic innovation. During the past years he has written 4 book chapters, 22 journal articles and given 32 presentations in his specialty areas. Dr. Brodeur belongs to many international and national associations and has received over $1.1 million in scholarships and research grants. He has a strong interest in the analytics of sustainable development.
Our MA in Sustainable Development is tailored to the student's needs. A carefully selected team of mentors deliver the courses. Both academic and administrative staff provide engaged support on every step of the flexible studying process.
By involving yourself with the program, you gain access to brilliant people. A rigorous selection process ensures that everyone you meet is impressive in their own way, from professors to students. Such an environment fosters the exchange of ideas, plurality of opinions and growth of all involved individuals.
Alma Mater is a boutique higher-education institution. It operates under the auspices of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, which connects more than 2000 senior scholars, including 34 Nobel laureates. This ensures Alma Mater education has a high degree of credibility and renown.
You will get the hands-on skills employers want through practically oriented yet theoretically rigorous learning. Our professors connect what you learn with real-life situations and examples. We craft our courses carefully, ensuring you graduate with the skills employers seek.
Grants & Partnerships
Job prospects are numerous. They include careers in government, business, non-governmental organizations, and research institutions. During your studies, you will connect with
organizations striving to minimize environmental harm while contributing to the economic and social advancement of the communities in which they operate. You will also be preparing yourself for a career at the frontiers of the green economy and social enterprise.
Alma Mater Europaea graduates have the highest employment rate. It offers graduates a rich and diverse academic environment, and provides opportunities for intellectual development and the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills. Most importantly, it can lead to employment at home or abroad.
A degree from Alma Mater Europaea is acknowledged and valid in all EU member states and other countries, including Russia. If you want the recognition of your degree officially confirmed by your country’s authorities, Alma Mater Europaea can assist you in getting such authorization through its partnerships in various countries.