The integrated Master’s Programme in Sustainable Development comprises two connected formal degrees, where students can choose to exit the programme after one year, graduating with a PGDip in Sustainable Development, or continue from the PGDip into the MPhil in Sustainable Development.

  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Sustainable Development – 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Sustainable Development – 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

As the various global social and environmental crises deepen, a new generation is rising up into leadership positions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, thus requiring a broad trans-disciplinary understanding of the various dimensions of these crises and related solutions.

This integrated Master’s Programme aims to equip people with the knowledge, experience, and skills they will need if they are to grow and develop to be ready for a different future.

Delivered by the Centre for Sustainability Transitions (CST) at Stellenbosch University, in partnership with the Sustainability Institute, the Master’s Programme in Sustainable Development integrates a multi-disciplinary understanding of the diverse issues involved in the planning, management, and practice of sustainable development throughout the world, and Africa in particular. Signing up for a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Sustainable Development means more than an accreditation. You will meet and build a life-long network with a diverse group of like-minded, Southern African and international graduate students and working professionals, who are seeking to gain practical insights and deepen their understanding of what sustainable and just futures means.

This degree programme is aimed at early and mid-career specialists and generalist professionals in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Each year, a cohort of around 60 students embark on a one- or two-year journey in sustainability.

PROSPECTUS

Download the prospectus below:

APPLICATION

Please refer to our prospectus for the entry requirements of the programme in which you are interested.

Closing dates:

PGDip (Sustainable Development) – 30 September 2021

MPhil (Sustainable Development) – 30 September 2021

Download the application guide here.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

THE TEAM

Programme Leader: PGDip in Sustainable Development

Dr Megan Davies

megandavies@sun.ac.za

Programme Leader: MPhil in Sustainable Development

Dr Joy Waddell

joywaddell@sun.ac.za

Programme Administrators

Beatrix Steenkamp

bsteenkamp@sun.ac.za

Monique Beukes

mb7@sun.ac.za

OUR PARTNER

The Master’s Programme in Sustainable Development is offered in partnership with the Sustainability Institute.