Master in Sustainable Development
and Environmental Management

The MA in Sustainable development and Environmental Management is a 180 credit course.

Duration: 18-months

FEES: 14,500 (non-subject to VAT)

Full-time or part-time online

Retention rate in 2021: 100%
Placement rate in 2021: Ongoing



This program advances the knowledge of Sustainable Development and environmental management, the policy process, nature and practice of the subjects as a concept and field of practice in international development, public policy and business management. It is tailored to provide leaders and prospective leaders in the public, private and non-profit sector the knowledge required to build capacity, coordinate and manage the implementation of SDGs.


The programme is a 180-credits Master’s degree organized around 6 compulsory course units of 20 credits each. Students are required to pass all 6 courses, write and defend a compulsory final dissertation to earn the degree. In most cases students are asked to complete a minimum of 3 months internship or industrial training as additional requirements.


Classes could either be taken onsite or online. Onsite students complete the course work in 1 academic year and would write the required dissertation leading to the award of the degree. Students studying online have the advantage to take the coursework at their rhythm, apart from the compulsory online sessions, but must complete the course work with the required assignments and final dissertation in a maximum of 18 months.

Admission requirements

Applicants should be holders of either a relevant Bachelor’s degree or the Level 6 Diploma. Admission may also be granted to non-graduates with a minimum of three years’ work experience in the field of study or a related field.

All applicants should have the following English proficiency:
– Minimum English IELTS 6.5 or an approved equivalent. (Recommended English IELTS 6.5 level or an approved equivalent)
– Our internal english test (online)

Objectives of the Programme

  • To promote the understanding of the concepts of Sustainable Development and Environmental Management.
  • To promote the understanding of how policy-makers and other stakeholders can apply policies to the governance of scarce resources and the preservation of the environment.
  • To assist in making informed decisions in different professional and leadership roles at present and in future
  • To assist in the application of the principles and concepts leant in the course of their study to their respective professions and future career responsibilities be it in the private, public and non-governmental sector.

Syllabus Overview

Name ECTS Credits Hours *
Research protocol and Methodology 15 20 hours
What is Sustainable Development? 15 20 hours
Environmental Management: Saving the Planet 15 20 hours
Ethics: Professional, Personal and General Ethics towards a Sustainable World 15 20 hours
Social Responsibility and Innovation 15 20 hours
Education and Sustainable Development 15 20 hours
The Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development as an International Policy and Results Framework for the Environment and Sustainable Development 15 20 hours
Blue/Ocean Economy 15 20 hours

* including lectures and self study and research


Research Methods for Managers:

The purpose of this module is to enable students to develop understanding and skills in research design, research methods and research presentation.
AssessmentThesis with oral defense (60 ECTS credits)

Next sessions

Sessions start every first Monday of each month.

Course leader

Dr Aderemi Oladele

Program Director


Application deadlines
The contract must be signed at least 15 days before the start of the session.

Accessibility: For people with physical disabilities, please contact us.

Teaching and Learning Approaches

Passing grades and equal

To be awarded an MBA, students must gain 180 credit points, that is, pass all 8 modules, each of which is equivalent to 15 credit points; studied in Semester 1 to 3.

​To get your MBA a minimum grade of a C at each module.
Evaluation of the courses at the end of the session.
Confirmation of the questions already answered on the application online.

Updated at 07/04/2022