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MSc in Environmental Management and Sustainability

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The Programme

The Programme

The MSc in Environmental Management and Sustainability programme is designed to offer a thorough understanding of environmental and sustainability issues that can be applied in a policy or management context. In today's highly competitive market, sustainability can become a critical profit centre for any organization throughenergy-saving processes, reduction of fuels consumption, optimisation of raw materials and other uses of resources, minimisation of waste management and air pollution abatement costs, to name a few.

Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of the programme are summarized as follows:

  • A deep understanding of the current status and future trends insustainable development and social corporate responsibility
  • Application of environmental tools and techniques to integrate sustainable practices (economical, environmental and social concerns)
  • Adaptation to continuously increasing strictness of environmental legislation
  • Understand the economic and social justifications for various environmental policy approaches made at different levels
  • Innovative pollution control practices
  • Adaptation of strategic environmental assessment approaches in different contexts and different levels of decision making
  • Evaluation of environmental policies in a cost benefit analysis concept

The MSc in Environmental Management and Sustainability is designed for university graduates with the following academic backgrounds: Business/Economics, Engineering, Geotechnical as well as Natural Sciences. Leading academics from prestigious academic institutions from Greece and abroad, together with key players from environment and sustainability related organizations, teach in the programme.

The Structure

The MSc in Environmental Management and Sustainability (full-time) is a 14-month programme taught over three terms. Lectures mainly take place on weekday evenings. The MSc in Environmental Management and Sustainability is also available in part-time mode over 26 months for those who cannot commit to a full-time programme either for work or other reasons.

During the first term, students are required to follow five mandatory core courses. During the second term, students are required to follow three mandatory core courses tailoring their programme further by two elective courses. Finally, in the third semester, work is dedicated exclusively to the Master's dissertation. The dissertation provides an opportunity to apply theory and concepts gained during the year to a real-world problem.


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During the second term students tailor their programme further by choosing elective courses. The choice of elective courses must sum up to 12 ECTS (2 courses). Some of the elective courses may not be offered in a particular year, depending entirely on student demand.


1st Term Core Courses


2nd Term Core Courses


2nd Term Elective Courses

During the second term students tailor their programme further by choosing elective courses. The choice of elective courses must sum up to 12 ECTS (2 courses).




During the third semester, students work on their Master’s Dissertation project, the thematic area of which is relevant to their programme of studies and their interests. The dissertation is the opportunity to apply theory and concepts learned in different courses to a real-world problem or research question. Students are supervised throughout their projects by a member of the academic faculty and the academic associates of the School. After submission of the dissertation, students present their projects to classmates and faculty at a special event.


Career paths

Career paths

The programme provides graduates with the real-world knowledge to stand out from the crowd and to achieve success in their chosen career.

There is an ever-growing demand for highly specialized and effectively educated scientists to simultaneously tackle significant economic, environmental and social issues in the industry, the public sector and the society.

After completing the MSc, a great selection of career options is available as there is a growing demand for sustainability professionals in a range of sectors.

Environment and sustainability professionals can work in "green" industries (e.g. in the energy, technology, food, or construction sector), the public sector, certification bodies and/or NGOs. In addition, they will be motivated to reshape traditional strategies and policies within their organisations. Also, can found their own innovative start-ups or become social entrepreneurs.

In addition to technical skills gained through study, our students benefit from the University's excellent Careers Office in order to attain essential Soft Skills (e.g. communication skills, interview preparation, CV writing etc.) to better prepare for the job market.


Student Activities

The students and the alumni of the MSc in Environmental Management and Sustainability organised, with great success, the Students for Sustainability Conference on 2015 and 2016.



On field student visit at TITAN


Videos and interviews

The definition of "Sustainable Development"

"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts:

  • the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and
  • the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs."

Source: Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development: Our Common Future


Nevertheless, if you are not sure enough what sustainability means take a look at the following videos and help society endure!


Interview by Dr Peter Johnston, President of the International Advisory Council of the Club of Rome and Founding Vice-President of Club of Romeʼs Brussels-EU Chapter



Event: Dealing with the Limits to Growth at Times of Crisis

Prof. F. J. Radermacher - Sustainability, Green Growth and Economic Potentials


Dr Peter Johnston - Sustainable Development: Experiences and Perspectives


Dimitrios Theologitis, European Commission: Ports as regional growth lever