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Master in Education for Sustainable Development (October 2018)

Taught and Research; Mainly Taught / Part-Time Evening - 6 Semesters

Maximum Number of Students: 15


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; and
  • 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; and
  • 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; and
  • develop the expertise required to function as environmental educators in various contexts within formal, informal and non formal education sectors. 


Further details on the course, including the entry requirements are available here.

The course is limited to 15 students. In the case of over-subscription, a selection process will take place. The selection criteria may be accessed here

You may apply for the course online by following this link. Prior to filling in and submitting the application form you are advised to read the detailed information related to this process and the instructions for use of the online application facility.

Last Updated: 16 May 2018

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