The master’s programme allows you to explore the complexity of creating sustainable societies in alignment with the principles of sustainable development and Agenda 2030. The programme addresses global environmental changes and societal transformations. It will challenge you to undertake critical analysis of present and future environmental concerns, apply scientific knowledge across academic disciplines, and develop interdisciplinary competence. Your training will enable you to develop skills to interpret, design, communicate, and implement solutions to sustainability and environmental challenges, which will be indispensable for your future career as a sustainable development expert.
The core courses give you a wide perspective on societal challenges, and at the same time, provide opportunities to deepen your theoretical knowledge and practical skills on specific scientific fields. Field trips, laboratory and GIS exercises, spatial analysis in the Norrköping Decision Arena, role-play activities, study visits to authorities and businesses in the environmentally progressive Östergötland province are just some of the ways in which you will learn about sustainable solutions in practice. You will have the opportunity to undertake internships at businesses, organisations or research institutes in Sweden or abroad and develop skills in multidisciplinary research together with our teaching staff. LiU offers a unique interdisciplinary perspective on sustainability to bridge academic disciplines and acquire diverse expertise. Our teaching profile is integrated with advanced research in sustainable development and environmental sciences and researchers at our institute will guide you individually to design, plan and perform your master’s thesis project.