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M.Sc. Environmental Management and Sustainability
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The M.Sc. Environmental Management and Sustainability is one of the International Collaborative Programmes (ICPs) of the University of Malta, and is an accelerated 1-year dual degree programme offered jointly with James Madison University, USA.

Thanks to its interdisciplinary curriculum, this international Master’s degree is designed to build on expertise and training that students already possess. How you move forward with your degree after graduation depends on your interests and on the previous education and work experience you bring with you. A student with a background in biology, for instance, will go in a different direction than someone with experience in public policy, engineering, or geography. All of our graduates, however, share a holistic understanding of sustainability and the environment, and bring a systems-based, problem-solving approach to their work. 

The programme prepares graduates for professional careers in two broad areas of sustainability—natural resources conservation and environmental management.  No matter which path is taken, this degree regularly attracts students who want to make a difference, and their career trajectories show it. 

Graduates work in private companies, government, and the non-profit sector, and some graduates have also started their own businesses. Examples of past and current employers of our students include: 

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
International Rice Research Institute
Malta Environment and Planning Authority
EDF Renewable Energy
United Nations Environment Programme
Haliburton Energy Services
Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change
Virginia Center for Wind Energy
AIS Environmental Ltd
University of Hawaii 

The jobs that our graduates obtain reflect the breadth of our programme as well as the diversity of their own unique talents and interests. For example, our alumni have worked in the following positions: 

Assistant director for marketing and sustainability
Education and outreach specialist
Logging geologist
Associate systems engineer
Air compliance project manager
Executive projects coordinator
Archaeologist and environmental monitor
Partnership development coordinator
Operations officer on hazardous waste
Business operations specialist
Assistant scientist
Project engineer 

There is a good support system in place for helping students prepare their résumé and job search strategy. Students and recent graduates have access to James Madison University’s career planning services, which can provide assistance with consulting career fair databases, practicing interviewing skills, and learning how to shine on paper and in person. Informal seminars during the programme of study also guide and coach students through the process of networking and securing a job. Throughout the programme, students will gain skills that give them confidence as practicing sustainability professionals.

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Last Updated: 9 June 2016

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