M.Sc in Circular Economy & Sustainability

Key Facts

Duration
1.5 YEArs
Mode
Online
CREDITS
90 ECTS
PAYMENT PLAN
AVAILABLE

Overview

The MSc in Circular Economy and Sustainability is an interdisciplinary program that aims to train you in the circular economy by equipping you with broad knowledge about the economy, resource efficiency, and sustainable development. This course will prepare you to define a strategy for transforming the business model of a company or an organization by proposing innovative and sustainable solutions, in accordance with the concepts and challenges of the circular economy.

This M.Sc in Circular Economy & Sustainability program will provide you the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge of circular economy in order to support communities, businesses, and policymakers to create a more sustainable and equitable future.

What You Will Study

The program is comprised of 90 ECTS credits and can be completed in about 18 months. For a detailed list of courses taught in this program, please refer to the curriculum.

Towards the end of the course you will undertake a dissertation under the guidance of a mentor.

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Curriculum

Core Courses
Micro Economics
Macro Economics
Econometrics
Development Economics
International Economics

Specialization Courses
Fundamentals of a Circular Economy
Circular Economy in Business
Sustainability and Innovation Management
Society and Environment
Climate Change and Sustainability
Global Value Chain
Real Estate, Energy, and Waste Management
International Law and Circular Economy

Dissertation

How You Will Study

This program is conducted fully online.

Once you are enrolled you will be provided a username and password to login to our e-Campus. All the courses that you are supposed to study will be available in your account. You can log in and complete your courses at any time of your convenience. Study materials are provided in the form of lectures, reading materials, additional videos, research papers, and so on. The faculty can be contacted for any assistance when required. All tests and assignment submissions also take place via the e-Campus. For more information please refer to the online learning section of the website.

Other Information
Eligibility Requirements

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent / higher)

This program requires a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent recognized academic title, in any discipline.
If you are unsure about your eligibility, please reach out to our admission staff.

Document Requirements
  • A passport size photo (head and shoulders only)
  • Copy of identity proof e.g. a copy of passport or any other government-issued identity card
  • Copy of bachelor’s degree or equivalent (degree/higher national diploma etc.)
  • Copy of academic transcripts/marks sheets from the bachelor’s degree
  • CV (optional)
Language Requirements

This program is taught in English. Therefore, you should be comfortable in using English as a language of communication (reading, writing and speaking). If you have taken an English language test in the last two years, that is good to have. If not, you can explore a waiver for the English language test.

The English proficiency test is waived-off for the following candidates:

– Native English speakers, OR;
– Applicants who have completed their previous qualifications (e.g. bachelor’s degree) in English language, OR;
– Applicants who have at least 2 years of work experience in an organization in which English is the primary language of communication.

Program Fees

Our program fees are very reasonable in comparison to other schools. Please calculate the fees applicable to you by using our online fee calculator.

Next Start Date

Bachelors & Masters Programs

Next Start Date: 01 July 2024
App. Deadline: 28 June 2024

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Develop competency in understanding the requirement for system-level changes
  • Critically analyze theories and practices for sustainable solutions
  • Understand the interdependency between national and international developments
  • Develop an ingenious circular economy strategy

Career Prospects

The MSc in Circular Economy and Sustainability prepare you to work as a professional in the circular economy in a variety of jobs with a focus on sustainability. Graduates of this program are employed in industry, consultancy, regulatory agencies, and governmental and non- governmental organizations as environmental specialists, sustainability specialists, experts in urban planning, environmental managers, and researchers in research institutes and international development organizations.

Program FAQ's

This program can be completed in about 1.5 to 2 years. It is fully self-paced, so you can increase your pace or go slow based on your time availability.

The primary mode of learning is via pre-recorded lectures, videos, reading materials etc. A few live guest lectures are scheduled during the program however they are optional to attend. Whenever such sessions are scheduled they are planned in a way that is convenient for most of our students. If you are unable to attend, a reccorded version will be provided.

You will be able to interact with the faculty via the personal messaging facility available in your study account, discussion forum, or via emails. A short phone call can also be scheduled if necessary.

A discussion group is available for the program. You can post your questions in the group and other students may respond.

Generally, you do not need to purchase any books. All the resources that you need will be made available by the faculty in your account. If you do wish to have text books, then the faculty can recommend to you some, and you may purchase them on your own,

Each unit within each course will be followed by a short multiple-choice question test. Once you pass, the next unit will activate for you to study. You can take these tests as many times as you need to.

In addition, you will be required to submit assignments for each course. Assignments are like essay or paper writing, usually of 1000 – 1500 words. Guidelines on how to write them will be available in your account.

You can save the pdf study notes that will be provided for each unit. Videos and other multimedia content cannot be downloaded.

Once you are nearning the completion of your coursework, you will work with your mentor to finalize a topic. You will then work on your dissertation under the guidance of your mentor and submit it once complete. The word count required is a minimum of 15000 words. You may be required to defend the dissertation as per the applicable academic policies.

No, our degree does not mention that the program was conducted online.

A graduation ceremony may be conducted at one of our international locations.

If you cannot attend then you will be invited for a virtual graduation ceremony via video-conferencing. After this the completion documents are sent to your postal address by courier.

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