The United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace, based in Japan, is inviting applications for the 2011 postgraduate programme, the Master of Science in Sustainability, Development, and Peace.
The programme addresses the pressing global issues of sustainability, climate change, development, peacebuilding and human rights through an innovative interdisciplinary approach that integrates the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. It is intended for recent graduates, professionals and practitioners, offering the unique opportunity to study at a global university within the framework of the United Nations. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to make important contributions towards solving global issues, whether through employment by UN agencies, other international organizations, governments, civil society, or the private sector.
The programme is practically oriented, user-focused, and of the highest academic quality. It offers opportunities to gain practical experience through internships or field research with a UN agency or other international organization. The programme builds on the strong record of the United Nations University (UNU) in training and capacity development, and utilizes the extensive network of scholars and academic institutions participating in UNU research.
Students who earn at least 30 credits, successfully complete a master’s thesis, and pass the final examination will receive a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Sustainability, Development, and Peace. The standard period of study is two years; the programme starts in September, with students expected to complete all the requirements by July in the second academic year after enrolment.
UNU-ISP welcomes applicants with:
A keen interest in the pressing global issues on the UN agenda, and in particular those of sustainability, development, and peace.
The intention to proactively apply academic research findings to policymaking.
A strong desire to contribute to the solving of problems concerning global environment, peace, and development, through an interdisciplinary approach.
The deadline for applications in 31 March 2011.