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Master in Education for Sustainable Development

The Master in Education for Sustainable Development is a part-time evening course. The next course will commence in October 2016. Click here to download the course brochure. 

The Master in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) will:

  • provide an educational programme specifically targeting ESD
  • fill the void of structured training that currently exists in Malta in the field of postgraduate ESD specialization
  • provide expertise to cater for the ESD needs of schools, colleges, adult education centres, government departments, local councils and the wider local community.

The Master in Education for Sustainable Development aims to present students with: 

  • different perspectives of (i) the environment, (ii) environmental education/education for sustainable development, (iii) the interaction between the environment & society, and (iv) sustainable development 
  • different environmental and educational philosophical perspectives
  • about/through/for approaches to ESD
  • various educational contexts within the formal, non-formal and informal sectors
  • experiences of different qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • opportunities to manage and evaluate change.

Moreover, each study unit offered will also have a very strong practical component providing prospective students with first hand experiences of  sustainable development issues. More specifically, the Master in Education for Sustainable Development will enable students to: 

  • study issues related to ESD in practice and 'in situ' in different environmental realities
  • experience different environmental, social, cultural, political and educational perspectives
  • access and critically evaluate ESD research
  • develop the skills and attitudes necessary to promote sustainable lifestyles
  • interact with other ESD professionals and civil society in the development of practical ESD research projects
  • learn through a variety of teaching/learning contexts: direct teaching, distance learning, open/negotiable learning and the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs).
  • acquire skills and strategies in research methodology/inquiry
  • develop the expertise required to function as environmental educators in various contexts within formal, informal and non formal education sectors. 

Entry Requirements and Course Regulations 

More information about the Master course is available from the Registrar's office at the University of Malta or apply online.

The World Symposium is being jointly organised by the University of Malta, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP), in cooperation with various UN bodies, government offices and authorities, universities, enterprises, NGOs and grassroots organisations from across the world between 2-4 March 2017.
New Master in Education for Sustainable Development course brochure
Our new brochure for the Master in Education for Sustainable Development course commencing in October 2016 is now available.
Last Updated: 4 July 2016

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