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University courses 

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The Master's Program in Development of Arid and Semi-arid Zones (in Spanish)
Universidad Nacional de Salta, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Argentina
The Master's Program in Development of Arid and Semi-arid Zones aims at stimulating research and experimentation in the management of natural resources in arid and semi-arid zones. the programme provides the conceptual and methodological elements addressing the analysis of production systems in these areas.
Topic: Land degradation and restoration; Land management; Drought
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 2 years

Master’s degree in Drylands (in Spanish)
Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina
This masters degree aims at training professionals from the production sector in the development of strategies and methodological approaches to production systems in the drylands.
Topic: Drought; Land management
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration:

Short course: Managing for sustainable development impact (Scholarships available)
Wageningen University
In this three-week course offered by Wageningen University students will strengthen their ability to play a significant role in managing for impact (M4I). Particular attention is given to the enabling environment in terms of capacities and conditions for M4I, including effective communication.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology; Climate change
Starting Date: 07/03/2016 Application Date: 20/10/2015
Duration: Two weeks

Short course: Horticulture sector development for emerging markets (Scholarships available)
Wageningen University
This course aimed at technical staff, policymakers, scientists, private sector professionals and programme/project managers who want to develop the horticultural sector in their home countries, gives access to the latest insights of world leading Dutch knowledge organisations and private companies from the horticulture sector and covers the complete horticulture value chain.
Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Food security; Biodiversity; Water management; Soil science
Starting Date: 09/05/2016 Application Date: 20/10/2015
Duration: Two weeks

Short course: Governance & food safety in international food chains (Scholarships available)
Wageningen University
This three-week course is aimed at business, civic society or government professionals engaged in food quality and safety management. It empowers students to manage food safety throughout the value chain.
Topic: Stakeholder involvement/Negotiations; Food security; Awareness raising
Starting Date: 07/03/2016 Application Date: 20/10/2015
Duration: Two weeks

Short course: Rights based approach to food and nutrition security
Wageningen UR
This course aims to provide professionals working in food and nutrition security and interested in a rights-based approach, with the knowledge, skills and motivation to strengthen, design and implement programmes and interventions using the rights-based approach.
Topic: Awareness raising; Food security
Starting Date: 25/01/2016 Application Date: 14/12/2015
Duration: Eleven (11) days

Short course on market access for food security
Wageningen UR
Today, markets are increasingly seen as a good instrument for poverty reduction and sustainable development. However, market failures and shortcomings often diminish the desired impact on poverty. Participants in this course will learn how smallholders can effectively engage in market development and how they can better access markets with their products.
Topic: Awareness raising; Food security
Starting Date: 30/11/2015 Application Date: 19/10/2015
Duration: Eighteen (18) days 

Short course: Governance of landscapes, forests and people (Scholarships available)
Wageningen University
This course challenges forest and nature management professionals to adopt an integrative perspective, to look beyond the forest, and build bridges between the public and the private sector. It focuses on the development of institutional development at landscape level including multistakeholder platforms and networks, and financial support mechanisms to guide landscape dynamics on the ground
Topic: Forests; Awareness raising; Biodiversity
Starting Date: 04/04/2016 Application Date: 08/02/2016
Duration: Two weeks

Masters degree on Global Change Ecology
University of Bayreuth
The program is unique in Germany from the standpoint of content and with respect to international efforts. The goal is training of highly qualified leaders for tasks and problem solving in science, environmental protection, and with respect to political or economic decision making.
Topic: Awareness raising; Biodiversity; Climate change; Ecology
Starting Date: 12/10/2015 Application Date: 18/07/2015
Duration: 4 Semesters

Short course: Wetlands, integrated water resources management and food security (Scholarships available)
Wageningen University
This short course has been designed for wetland managers, river basin and land-use planners, policymakers, consultants, researchers and NGO representatives. It introduces the importance of wetlands in supporting food security and adapting climate change impacts.
Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Biodiversity; Climate change; Food security; Forests; Water management; Land management
Starting Date: 17/04/2016 Application Date: 20/10/2015
Duration: Two weeks

BA (Honours) Environmental Studies
Open University
This interdisciplinary degree explores the social, political, economic, scientific and technological issues at the heart of contemporary environmental debates such as climate change, air pollution, waste management, genetically modified food, over-fishing, renewable fuels, sustainability, and global trade.
Topic: Ecology; Awareness raising; Climate change; Biodiversity; Food security
Starting Date: 05/10/2015 Application Date: 10/09/2015
Duration: Part time – 6 years | Full time – 4 years

Diploma of Higher Education in Environmental Studies
Open University
This interdisciplinary diploma will provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the social, political, economic, scientific and technological issues at the heart of contemporary environmental problems. It focuses on issues such as climate change, dwindling resources and the loss of biodiversity, examining how and why our environment is under threat.
Topic: Biodiversity; Awareness raising; Climate change; Ecology; Land management; Water management
Starting Date: 05/10/2015 Application Date: 10/09/2015
Duration: Part time – 4 years | Full time – 3 years

Diploma of Higher Education in Environmental Management and Technology
Open University
This interdisciplinary diploma explores how our activities influence the natural and built environments; how they influence what we do; and how we can design and adapt what . do to minimise excessive fossil fuel use, pollution and resource depletion
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology; Climate change; Land management; Water management
Starting Date: 05/10/2015 Application Date: 10/09/2015
Duration: Part time – 4 years | Full time – 2 years

Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners short course
University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
This course provides a variety of tools and analytical frameworks from a variety of disciplines and an extended understanding of this key national and global issue. Students will leave the course with an ability to critically assess and address current water security policy, to gain an appreciation of the relations between water security and energy, climate, food, human and national security.
Topic: Water management; Stakeholder involvement/Negotiations; Awareness raising
Starting Date: 07/09/2015 Application Date: 24/08/2015
Duration: One week

Adaptation of biological rhythms on arid and semi-arid areas (in Spanish)
National University of Jujuy, Argentina
This postgraduate course takes place in San Salvador de Jujuy city (Argentina) and introduces participants to chronobiology in arid and semi-arid areas. It focuses on the description and analysis of the physiological basis and molecular mechanisms underlying biological rhythms in plants, insects and mammals in arid and semi-arid environments.
Topic: Biodiversity; Drought; Land management
Starting Date: 30/08/2015 Application Date: 29/08/2015
Duration: 80 hours (6 days)

Operationalising Equity and Justice in REDD+, PES and FLEGT
University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
This course provides managerial level professionals with state-of-the-art knowledge, skills and tools needed to design, implement and monitor more equitable and just forest governance schemes.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate change; Forests; Ecology; Awareness raising
Starting Date: 24/08/2015 Application Date: 10/08/2015
Duration: Ten days

Comprehensive course for leaders and practitioners in climate change adaptation
Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford
A joint venture between the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University and the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP). This is an intensive 3 week course covering a wide ranging curriculum of climate change adaptation.
Topic: Climate change; Ecology; Awareness raising
Starting Date: 09/08/2015 Application Date: 31/05/2015
Duration: 3 weeks

Soils under global change (SOGLO) summer school 2015
Université catholique de Louvain
Human interventions on the soil system, mainly as a result of land use and land management, have now reached a level that soil forming processes are influenced over decadal timescales. This summer school will provide young scientists with an overview of the novel techniques that contribute to the quantification of weathering rates and cycling of major elements such as C and Si in the soil systems domain. The hands-on experience will allow young researchers to gain skills in these analytical techniques.
Topic: Ecology; Awareness raising; Soil science
Starting Date: 06/07/2015 Application Date: 15/06/2015
Duration: 5 days

Climate Change and Development
University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
The course is aimed at professionals who are not specialists in the field but who may have new responsibility or interest in the integration of climate change management into development planning, projects and policy.
Topic: Climate change
Starting Date: 29/06/2015 Application Date: 15/06/2015
Duration: One week

Policy Issues and Planning in Agriculture Sector
Institute for Capacity Development (ICD)
This course offered by the Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) teaches participants how to initiate policies that are critical for agriculture development and poverty reduction.
Topic: Agriculture; Poverty reduction/Development; Gender
Starting Date: 15/06/2015 Application Date: 15/06/2015
Duration: Two weeks

Short course: Competing claims on natural resources (Scholarships available)
Wageningen University
Wageningen University has researched competing claims over natural resources at different landscape levels over the years and developed new analytical insights into land and resource conflicts. This two week course provides students with knowledge, tools and skills to design multiple stakeholder processes in order to deal with conflict, and aim at negotiated outcomes towards positive change.
Topic: Ecology; Forests; Climate change; Awareness raising
Starting Date: 26/02/2016 Application Date: 20/10/2015
Duration: Two weeks

Climate change adaptation in agriculture and natural resource management
Wageningen UR
Without appropriate responses, climate change is likely to constrain economic development and poverty reduction efforts. Participants of this short course will gain a better understanding of climate change issues, its causes, risks and implications for food security, agriculture and natural resource management, as well as concepts for adaptation and mitigation.
Topic: Climate change; Awareness raising; Agriculture; Ecology; Land management; Water management
Starting Date: 01/02/2016 Application Date: 21/12/2015
Duration: Twelve days

Agricultural Projects Monitoring and Evaluation
Institute for Capacity Development (ICD)
This course offered by the Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) introduces agricultural project monitoring and its evaluation for future development.
Topic: Agriculture; Ecology; Land management
Starting Date: 01/06/2015 Application Date: 01/06/2015
Duration: Two weeks

Postgraduate course: integrated management of insect plagues (Curso de posgrado: Manejo integrado de plagas de insectos)
Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia
This course takes place in Esquel (Chubut, Argentina) and it introduces students to the subject of forest health through plague management.
Topic: Forests
Starting Date: 02/11/2015 Application Date: 14/08/2015
Duration: 6 days

Environmental Impact Assessment and Land Reclamation
Institute for Capacity Development (ICD)
This course offered by the Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) teaches how to plan formal environmental impact assessments and how to evaluate suitable technologies for the remediation of different types of contaminated land.
Topic: Ecology; Land management; Awareness raising
Starting Date: 01/06/2015 Application Date: 01/06/2015
Duration: Two weeks

MSc on Integrated Drylands Management
United Nations University
A masters program that offers an intensive 3-week course in China and field research leading to the development of a Master’s thesis. The aim of this course is to advance human capital, and generate and adapt global knowledge for local solutions in drylands.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology; Drought; Climate change; Land management
Starting Date: 12/10/2015 Application Date: 15/07/2015
Duration: One year

BSc (Honours) Environmental Management and Technology
Open University
This interdisciplinary bachelor degree course combines aspects of science, management, technology and social science to help students understand the environmental systems in which we live and work, and how we can improve the way we act within them.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology; Climate change; Land management; Water management
Starting Date: 05/10/2015 Application Date: 10/09/2015
Duration: Part time – 6 years | Full time – 3 years

Training School on Restoration in Mediterranean Drylands
The University of Lisbon and the Autonomous University of Madrid
The University of Lisbon and the Autonomous University of Madrid will be co-hosting a training school on ‘Restoration in Mediterranean Drylands’ from the 13th to the 21st of May 2015.
Topic: Drought; Land management
Starting Date: 13/05/2015 Application Date: 17/04/2015
Duration: 8 days

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Energy, Environmental and Climate Change Law
The University of Malta (Malta) & University of Leuven (Belgium)
The University of Malta (Malta) & University of Leuven (Belgium) are assessing applications of interested students for the 2015/6 period for the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Energy, Environmental and Climate Change Law.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology; Climate change
Starting Date: 14/09/2015 Application Date:
Duration:

Master’s degree in Science with Specialization in Environmental Systems, Emphasis on Sustainable Use of Water (in Spanish)
Centro del Agua para America Latina y el Caribe / Tecnológico de Monterrey
An interdisciplinary programme with a holistic approach to the integrated administration of water resources.
Topic: Water management
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 4 semesters (2 years)

Research Master (M2) on populations of the wildlife and halieutic spaces
Université Polytechnique de Bobo-Dioulasso
this masters program gives the opportunity to students and professionals to improve their knowledge and expertise in the field of natural resources.
Topic: Biodiversity; Ecology; Land management
Starting Date: 01/10/2015 Application Date: 15/06/2015
Duration: 1 year

Master of Science in Environmental Science,
State University of Bangladesh
The present decade is forecasted to be the decade of environment, as the issues relating to environment are to be the main concerns for the survival of humanity. The study of the environment is as much needed avenue these days, with increasing demand for environmentalists in government and development agencies.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology; Climate change
Starting Date: 01/09/2015 Application Date:
Duration: 16 Months - 4 Months

Monitoring & Evaluation Training Workshop
Capacity Africa Training Institute
Increase your project monitoring and evaluation skills for effective and successful project implementation while expanding your career opportunities with this certificate-level course offered by Capacity Africa Training Institute.
Topic: Awareness raising
Starting Date: 28/07/2015 Application Date: 28/07/2015
Duration: 4 days

MSc in Natural Resources Management for Tropical Rural Development
Istituto Agronomico per l'Oltremare and the School of Agriculture of the University of Florence
Istituto Agronomico per l'Oltremare and the School of Agriculture of the University of Florence in Italy have announced the call for applications to the second edition of the MSc in Natural Resources Management for Tropical Rural Development, scheduled in academic years 2015-2017.
Topic: Water management; Biodiversity; Ecology; Forests; Land management
Starting Date: Application Date: 10/07/2015
Duration: 2 years

Agrismundus masters programme
Agrinatura
This masters degree deals with topics of agricultural development and management of natural resources, and is oriented towards the tropics and developing countries.
Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Ecology; Food security; Land management; Soil science
Starting Date: Application Date: 31/01/2016
Duration: Two years

Quantification of coverage types of soil by applying remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems techniques (Spanish)
Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires (UBA)
This short university course introduces students to methodologies for quantifying land cover types by using remote sensing techniques and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) techniques.
Topic: Drought; Soil science
Starting Date: 16/07/2015 Application Date:
Duration:

Master of Environmental Engineering Management (in Spanish)
Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
This masters degree course is based on the integration of prevention systems of atmospheric, water, soil and other resources' pollution. It provides students skills for remediation of environmental damage, sustainability, policy and management for implementing environmental solutions.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology; Land management
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 2 years

Master’s degree in natural resources and environmental territory management (in Spanish)
Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay
Master’s degree focusing on the sustainable use of natural resources and environmental management.
Topic: Ecology; Land management; Poverty reduction/Development
Starting Date: 02/07/2015 Application Date: 26/06/2015
Duration: 2 years

Online Masters degree in Organic Agriculture (in Spanish)
The International Institute for Environmental Training (IIFA)
This international online Masters offered by the International Institute for Environmental Training (IIFA) aims at expanding students´s knowledge as regards organic agriculture production. s
Topic: Agriculture; Food security
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 12 months

Proposal Writing & Fundraising Training Workshop
Capacity Africa Training Institute
Learn about sustainable strategies, why and how organizations must enhance their skills and capacity on fundraising and proposal writing. In this course students will be equipped for the emerging and modern trends in proposal writing and fundraising today.
Topic: Awareness raising
Starting Date: 15/07/2015 Application Date: 15/07/2015
Duration: 4 days

Master’s Degree in Soil Sciences (in Spanish)
Universidad Austral de Chile
This program focuses on the management and conservation of soil and water, soil fertility and plant nutrition.
Topic: Drought; Land management; Soil science
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 2 years

Specialization on Environmental Management (in Spanish)
Fundación Universitaria Área Andina, Colombia
A specialization aiming at providing skills for the strategic management of the environment from a sustainable development perspective.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1 year

Course on Ecology and Environmental Management (in Russian)
Yaroslav the Wise Novgorod State University (NovSU)/ School of Agriculture and Natural Resources
This intense course prepares specialists in the field of ecology. Students will focus on environmental safety, biology and geochemistry of biosphere, and other related issues.
Topic: Ecology; Awareness raising; Biodiversity; Land management
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration:

Master’s Degree in Environment and Development (in Spanish)
CETYS Universidad Posgrado, Mexico
A Master’s degree preparing professionals to conduct applied research on environmental issues.
Topic: Ecology; Poverty reduction/Development; Awareness raising
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: In total 14 courses

United Nations University - Land Restoration Training Programme (UNU-LRT)
The United Nations University Land Restoration Training Programme (UNU-LRT)
The United Nations University Land Restoration Training Programme (UNU-LRT) offers training in restoration of degraded land and sustainable land management. The programme is based in Iceland and is implemented jointly by the Agricultural University of Iceland and the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland.
Topic: Land management; Drought; Awareness raising
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: Six months

Master’s Degree on Sustainable Development and Environmental Management (Spanish)
Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia
This programme provides a holistic view of sustainable developmental, environmental management and natural resources management.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology; Climate change; Biodiversity; Poverty reduction/Development
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 4 semesters (2 years)

Online Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development and Environment (Spanish)
Universidad de Manizales, Colombia
A Master’s programme focusing on economic development from a humane and social perspective, with special emphasis on environmental issues that are common in Latin American countries.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology; Biodiversity
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 4 semesters (2 years)

Short course: Rural entrepreneurship (Scholarships available)
Wageningen University
This course on rural entrepreneurship to be held in Ghana centres around the Chain Wide Learning methodology (CWL). It allows students to get familiar with business planning tools to ensure that (new) business ventures are based on sound business principles to reduce poverty, increase food security and reduce unemployment.
Topic: Awareness raising; Gender; Stakeholder involvement/Negotiations
Starting Date: 13/06/2016 Application Date: 20/10/2015
Duration: Two weeks

Online Master’s Degree in Environment and Natural Resources Management (Spanish)
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
This Online Master’s Degree aims at providing specific knowledge in the area of natural resources and environmental management.
Topic: Ecology; Awareness raising; Biodiversity; Forests; Stakeholder involvement/Negotiations; Poverty reduction/Development
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1-4 years

Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development (Spanish)
Universidad del Valle, Colombia
This master’s degree aims at promoting a shift in the dynamics between society and ecosystem, with special focus on strengthening citizens' involvement in bioethics.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology; Poverty reduction/Development
Starting Date: Application Date: 28/05/2015
Duration: 4 semesters (2 years)

MSc Management of Natural Resources and Bioversity
Haramaya University (Ethiopia)
The objective of this master course is to build capacity of executive at national and regional level in order to develop national and regional policies for sustainable management of natural resources and biodiversity.
Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Biodiversity; Climate change; Ecology; Land management; Soil science; Funding and resource mobilization
Starting Date: Application Date: 15/10/2015
Duration: Five years

MSc Agrometeorology and Risk Management
Haramaya University (Ethiopia)
This masters program is designed to impart to graduates knowledge and skills in climate sciences and its applications, to facilitate an interdisciplinary understanding of climate science, society and policies.
Topic: Agriculture; Climate change; Ecology
Starting Date: Application Date: 15/10/2015
Duration: 4 Semesters

BSc Degree in Plant & Soil Science
University of Aberdeen
Soil Science at Aberdeen is the only Plant & Soil Science degree in the UK. The interaction between plants and soils is the basis for sustainability in all natural and managed terrestrial ecosystems.
Topic: Agriculture; Ecology; Awareness raising; Land management; Soil science
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 3 years

Short course: Plant variety protection (Scholarships available)
Wageningen University
This course offered by Wageningen University aims at facilitating the introduction and practical implementation of Plant Breeders’ Rights in countries where legislation on this matter is being developed or has recently been passed.
Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Biodiversity; Climate change; Food security; Ecology
Starting Date: 13/06/2016 Application Date: 20/10/2015
Duration: Two weeks

Masters degree in Engeneering and Water Management (Master en Ingeniería y Gestión del Agua)
Escuela de Organización Industrial
This programme prepares students to become specialists in the fied of engeneering and water management.
Topic: Water management
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1 Academic Year (October-July)

PhD in Agricultural Sciences (Doctorado en Ciencias de la Agricultura)
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
This programme aims at preparing scientists to conduct work and innovative research to strengthen the relation between people and the environment.
Topic: Agriculture; Food security
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 6 to 8 semesters (3-4 years)

Maestría en Población y Desarrollo (in Spanish)
Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (Mexico)
A multidisciplinary Master’s degree focusing on the relation between demography and political, social, cultural and economic processes. The programme offers several areas of investigation, including Population and Environment, which explores the dynamics of population and territorial and natural processes, such as climate change, desertification, erosion and water management.
Topic: Drought
Starting Date: 01/09/2016 Application Date: 04/11/2015
Duration: 2 years

Master 2 Economie territoriale et développement, parcours Conduite de projets de développement territorial
Faculté d’Economie de Grenoble (France)
Online professional master organized by the Faculté d’Economy de Grenoble and the Institut d’Urbanisme de Grenoble (France). The masters main theme is projects of territorial development.
Topic: Land management
Starting Date: Application Date: 16/05/2015
Duration:

Environment, Development and Peace
University for Peace
This master course in Environment, Development, and Peace (EDP) provides comprehensive training on issues related to sustainable development, environmental governance, natural resource management, and environmental conflict management, from both ecological and social perspectives.
Topic: Ecology; Awareness raising; Water management; Land management
Starting Date: Application Date: 30/05/2015
Duration:

Máster Universitario en Gestión Sostenible de la Tierra y del Territorio
La Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
The Master's degree addresses the institutional and legislative framework for land management, taking into account the major economic, social and environmental changes and their impact in land.
Topic: Drought
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 2 years

Master en Energías Renovables en Sistemas Eléctricos, España
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
The Master's Degree in Renewable Energy offered by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, aims at training professionals who wish to develop their business in the field of renewable energies, taking into account the development and technological innovation of these emerging technologies.
Topic: Awareness raising; Climate change; Ecology
Starting Date: 21/09/2015 Application Date: 04/03/2015
Duration: 1 year

Master of Science in Geoecology
Umeå University
Master of Science program trains young professionals and academics doing research and theory of Geoecology.
Topic: Climate change; Ecology
Starting Date: 31/08/2015 Application Date: 15/04/2015
Duration: Two years

Master of Science with a Major in Ecology
Umea University
Master of Science program trains young professionals and academics research and theory of ecology.
Topic: Ecology
Starting Date: 31/08/2015 Application Date: 15/04/2015
Duration: Two years

International Master's Program of Agricultural Economics
National Taiwan University
This international Master's programme seeks to promote leadership in agricultural policy and agribusiness management in order to strengthen dialogue between Taiwan and its diplomatic allies on agricultural management and policy planning.
Topic: Agriculture; Ecology; Soil science; Land management
Starting Date: Application Date: 02/03/2015
Duration: 2 Years

United Nations University MSc in Sustainability (2015)
The Institute for the Advance Study of Sustainability of the United Nations University
The Institute for the Advance Study of Sustainability of the United Nations University offers a Master of Science degree in Sustainability in 2015, aiming at equiping students with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to solving challenges of sustainability.
Topic: Biodiversity; Ecology; Awareness raising
Starting Date: 01/09/2015 Application Date: 27/02/2015
Duration: Annual tuition: 10,000 USD

Master's Degree Programme in Environmental Policy and Law
University of Eastern Finland
The objective of this two year program in Finland is providing participants with professional skills in environmental law and policy.
Topic: Ecology; Awareness raising; Stakeholder involvement/Negotiations
Starting Date: 01/09/2015 Application Date: 18/02/2015
Duration:

IWC Integrated Water Management Programs
International Water Centre
The Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) prepares students to become pioneers of water leadership by following an interdisciplinary approach by integrating topics such as the environment, politics, law, science, culture, engineering, economics, health and society into water management. The International Water Centre offers three graduate courses: Master of Integrated Water Management, Graduate Diploma in Integrated Water Management and a Graduate Certificate in Integrated Water Management. The program is created and delivered by a combination of academic and industry-based professionals, giving it strong relevance in theoretical and practical skills.
Topic: Water management
Starting Date: 02/02/2015 Application Date: 30/11/2014
Duration: I year

Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
This master program supports the need for competence to meet the millennium development goals for water and sanitation. The program gives a broad introduction to sanitation engineering, water and associated health issues.
Topic: Ecology; Drought; Water management
Starting Date: 01/06/2014 Application Date: 01/12/2014
Duration: 2 years

M.Sc. Food Safety and Quality
University of Nairobi
The Master's programme is designed to provide graduates with knowledge that will enable them to identify and solve problems related to enhancement of food safety and quality; with practical skills to enable them to develop, implement and audit food safety management systems. The programme also aims to develop human resources that will facilitate production of safe foods and enhance domestic and international market access.
Topic: Food security; Ecology; Awareness raising
Starting Date: 01/09/2015 Application Date:
Duration: 2 Years (Full-time, Part-time, Open and Distance Learning (ODL) or E-Learning)

M.Sc. in Livestock and Production Systems
University of Nairobi
Aimed at breeding production system analysts, this programme seeks to equip students with knowledge and skills in livestock systems analysis that integrate components of production systems for sustainable use of resources and improved livestock productivity. Furthermore, students will learn to document, evaluate and monitor production systems. Besides that, personnell will be trained to undertake academic responsibility in research, consultancy and teaching in livestock production systems.
Topic: Agriculture; Food security; Water management; Land management
Starting Date: 01/09/2015 Application Date:
Duration: 2 Years

M.Sc./Ph.D. in Soil Science
University of Wyoming
Since Wyoming is a natural resources state with many energy extraction, mining, and wildland management issues, the programme addresses soil-related research questions and the socio-economic impacts that arise. The programme prepares students for careers with federal land management or conservation agencies state and federal regulatory agencies, mining and oil companies, environmental consulting companies, or scientific research organizations.
Topic: Ecology; Awareness raising; Soil science; Land management
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: See website

M.Sc./Ph.D. in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management
University of Wyoming
The Master's programme is designed to equip graduate students with the necessary tools to conduct scientific research on rangelands and watershed management, and to communicate with the public and potential clients. The Ph.D. program then allows graduate students to use the research skills acquired during the Master's to conduct research on a major question surrounding rangeland ecology and watershed management.
Topic: Ecology; Biodiversity; Land management; Water management
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: See website

Master of Science in Ecology
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
This Master's programme qualifies students for tasks related to environmental monitoring, research and education, sustainable forestry and agriculture, biological conservation, bioethics, and a range of technical professions. As it has a strong research emphasis, and can be the basis for further PhD studies.
Topic: Ecology; Soil science; Awareness raising
Starting Date: 01/08/2015 Application Date: 01/12/2014
Duration: 2 Years

Master of Science in Agroecology
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
The programme aims to educate students to become agroecologists who will contribute to developing future food systems that take into account all related aspects such as production and economies, environmental impacts, and social equity issues.
Topic: Agriculture; Ecology; Soil science
Starting Date: 01/08/2015 Application Date: 01/12/2014
Duration: 2 Years

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Plant Sciences
College of Agricultural Sciences — Penn State University
The programme deals with topics ranging from production and management systems related to agronomic and horticultural crops, plant biotechnology and breeding, crop physiology, ecology, agroecology, and other aspects of general plant science.
Topic: Agriculture; Ecology; Land management
Starting Date: 01/05/2015 Application Date: 30/11/2014
Duration: 3 Years

Short Course: Sustainable Agriculture
Central Carolina Community College
The course addresses the high demand of sustainably-grown products and focuses on production that renews resources, taking into account environmental issues as well as the farming communities affected.
Topic: Agriculture; Food security; Awareness raising; Ecology
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 2 Semesters

M.Sc. in Agrobiology
Aarhus University, Danemark
Acknowledging the challenges climate change and population growth pose to agricultural production, this course aims to qualify students to find solutions that increasefood production in scale and efficiency, while at the same time protecting animal welfare, the environment and natural resources.
Topic: Agriculture; Climate change; Food security; Ecology; Awareness raising
Starting Date: 01/02/2015 Application Date: 01/12/2014
Duration: 2 Years

M.Sc. in Agro-Environmental Management
Aarhus University, Danemark
This course aims to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of agro-ecosystem processes and the interaction between agricultural production, nature and environmental management, thus traning them to develop win-win solutions that tackle the challenges posed by climate change adequately and effectivelly.
Topic: Climate change; Food security; Ecology; Awareness raising; Agriculture
Starting Date: 01/02/2015 Application Date: 01/12/2014
Duration: 2 Years

Master's Degree in Food and Agriculture (in Spanish)
University of Córdoba, Spain
This Master, offered by the University of Córdoba, Spain, gives students the opportunity to expand their knowledge, skills and capabilities to apply advanced technologies in the agri-food sector, while respecting the environment and ensuring food security.
Topic: Food security; Agriculture
Starting Date: Application Date: 07/03/2015
Duration: One year

Master's Degree in Global Change: Natural Resources and Sustainability (In Spanish)
University of Córdoba, Spain
This master, offered by the University of Córdoba, Spain, focuses on the main effects of global change on ecosystems. It presents different ways on how to realize a sustainable management of these.
Topic: Ecology; Biodiversity; Land management
Starting Date: Application Date: 07/03/2015
Duration: One year

Organic Farmer Training Program
Michigan State University (MSU)
The nine-month intensive training focuses on diversified production of vegetables, livestock, flowers, fruits and herbs for local markets and offers students a hands-on approach by involving them in farm management and decision-making as well as development of necessary farming and business skills and knowledge.
Topic: Agriculture; Ecology; Awareness raising; Land management; Soil science
Starting Date: 02/03/2015 Application Date:
Duration: 9 Months

Garden & Farm Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture
The Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS)
The Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) of the University of California Santa Cruz offers a farm and Garden Apprenticeship opportunity focusing on Ecological Horticulture.
Topic: Ecology; Agriculture; Soil science; Land management
Starting Date: Application Date: 30/09/2014
Duration: 300 hours of formal instruction and 700 hours of in-field training

Bachelor of Science in Organic Agriculture
University of Guelph
This programme offers students an integrated approach to learning in the rapidly expanding world of organic agriculture. Courses range from the agricultural sciences, the physical, and biological field.
Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Ecology; Food security; Land management; Soil science; Water management
Starting Date: 01/09/2015 Application Date: 01/04/2015
Duration: 4 Years

Master of Science in Agroecology
Joint programme offered by 4 EU Universities
The programme seeks to examine interactions among agricultural, food and environmental sciences in a socially oriented and action driven perspective.
Topic: Agriculture; Ecology; Soil science
Starting Date: 01/08/2015 Application Date: 01/03/2015
Duration: 2 Years

Masters in Environment and Natural Resources
University of Helsinki - Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
The Masters in Environment and Natural Resources is a research and problem based programme that qualifies students for careers in environmental authorities, industries, as well as in research.
Topic: Ecology; Awareness raising; Agriculture; Forests
Starting Date: 01/08/2015 Application Date: 31/01/2015
Duration: 2 Years

Master's Degree Programme in Food Sciences (MScFood)
University of Helsinki - Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
The programme aims at equipping students with scientific skills for research and development in the multidiscliplinary area of food science. The programme consists of two electives: Food Safety and Food Bioprocessing.
Topic: Agriculture; Food security; Awareness raising; Ecology
Starting Date: 01/08/2015 Application Date: 31/01/2015
Duration: 2 Years

Masters in Plant Production Science
University of Helsinki - Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
The masters programme deals with topics ranging from molecular and cell biology to agroecology and food production systems and aims at providing students with an advanced understanding of the principles of sustainable plant production.
Topic: Agriculture; Food security; Land management
Starting Date: 01/08/2015 Application Date: 31/01/2015
Duration:

Master in International Land and Water Management
Wageningen UR
This programme focuses on the scientific analysis of land and water management issues at various scales, taking an interdisciplinary problem-oriented appraoch by integrating physical, technical, socio-economic and political dimensions to tackle land and water management and rural development.
Topic: Land management; Water management; Ecology
Starting Date: 01/09/2015 Application Date: 01/05/2015
Duration: 2 Years

Master in Development and Rural Innovation
Wageningen UR
Development and Rural Innovation is a social science programme that aims at breeding scientifically-equipped professionals who understand the social and technological aspects of innovation processes and how that knowledge can be applied in the fields of agriculture, food, land and water management.
Topic: Agriculture; Food security; Ecology; Awareness raising
Starting Date: 01/09/2015 Application Date: 01/05/2015
Duration: 2 Years

B.Sc. in Sustainable Agriculture
University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies, Ghana
The Sustainable Agriculture degree programme aims at offering an interdisciplinary approach to the natural sciences (including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology and Physical Geography) and policy, governments, markets and conservation. It will allow students to develop skills and the interdisciplinary understanding needed to deal with agriculture and environmental issues.
Topic: Agriculture; Ecology; Soil science
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration:

MSc in Agronomy
Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia
The program will be fully involved in training and research, and, partly in extension activities of field crops production and management. The ultimate goal of the program is, therefore, to increase production and productivity of field crops in the region in particular and in the country in general (Ethiopia).
Topic: Agriculture; Ecology; Soil science
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 2 years

Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Development
The American University in Cairo, Egypt
The Diploma in Sustainable Development considers the concept of sustainable development as an economic growth opportunity. It is designed for candidates who desire to make a contribution to the emerging field of sustainable development and it provides the student with multi-disciplinary background in areas such as innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainable technologies, social and environmental policy.
Topic: Ecology; Awareness raising; Poverty reduction/Development
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration:

Mestrado Desenvolvimento e Meio Ambiente
Universidade Federal do Ceará (Brazil) and the Universidade de Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)
This programme jointly offered by the Universidade Federal do Ceará (Brazil) and the Universidade de Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) has been developed with the aim of offering an adequate education to students who will then be able to adress environmental and societal problems in Cape Verde.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 2 years

Environmental Conservation Professional Master's Program
University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA
Environment and Resources is an interdisciplinary program for graduate students who need the flexibility to customize a course of study appropriate to the environmental problem that interests them.
Topic: Biodiversity; Water management
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: Generally two to three years for full-time students

Master of Agricultural Science
The University of Melbourne, Australia
The Master of Agricultural Science will help you acquire sound knowledge that addresses the environmental, political and scientific challenges of international food security.
Topic: Agriculture; Ecology; Soil science
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 2 years

Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Science
The University of Queensland, Australia
The program will develop theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to meet the many global challenges associated with feeding the world, maintaining our environment and wildlife, biosecurity concerns, and competition for limited resources.
Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Ecology
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: Half Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Maestría en Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
With this master program, students should be able to develop a thorough understanding of the analysis of complex relationships between climate-development and ecosystem-culture with the aim of studying the environmental national heritage and promote its conservation and its sustainable use.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 2 years

Master of Sciences in Environment and Natural Resource Management
Africa Nazarene University, Kenya
This programme aims to generate capable and creative graduates desiring to achieve a better quality of life, develop themselves and their societies through management of the available vast dryland natural resources.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology; Funding and resource mobilization; Land management; Poverty reduction/Development
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 2 years

Agricultural Food and Environmental Policy Analysis
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
The Master in Agricultural Food and Environmental Policy Analysis aims to provide high quality education in designing and assessing public policies targeted to the agricultural and food sector as well as the rural environment.
Topic: Drought; Food security; Biodiversity; Water management
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 2 years

Earth Structure and Dynamics
Utrecht University
This programme addresses the composition, structure and evolution of the Earth’s crust, mantle and core. It links geological, geophysical, geochemical and geodetic observations made at the Earth’s surface to physical processes operating within the planet.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 2 years

M.Sc. Earth and Environment
Wageningen University, Netherlands
The Master Earth and Environment programme is part of the domain of natural sciences and therefore relies on tools provided by mathematics, statistics and computer science. It combines the Earth system's approach with profound disciplinary training, optimally preparing students for dealing with the complex scientific and societal issues of the future.
Topic: Ecology; Awareness raising; Biodiversity
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 2 years

M.Sc. Environment and Natural Resources
University of Helsinki, Finland
The international and interdisciplinary Master´s Degree Programme in Environment and Natural Resources (MENVI) aims to educate students into environmental experts so that they can handle challenges related to the environmental impacts of agriculture and food production, polluted soils, water quality, biodiversity decline, and other environmental issues.
Topic: Ecology; Funding and resource mobilization; Land management; Stakeholder involvement/Negotiations
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 2 years

M.Sc. Land Management and Land Tenure
Technical University of Munich, Germany
The Master programme ”Land Management and Land Tenure“ provides the necessary theoretical and practical background for future experts in the field of land as a valuable and scarce resource that people need to grow food, to build cities, for investments as well as for housing.
Topic: Awareness raising; Land management
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1year and 6 months

M.Sc. Wetland Science for Pollution Control
Bangor University, UK
This programme will give students a thorough understanding of all aspects of wetland science required for understanding, design and construction of treatment wetlands for pollution control.
Topic: Ecology; Water management; Land management
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1 year

M.Sc. Wetland Science and Conservation
Bangor University, UK
This programme will give students a thorough understanding of all aspects of wetland science and ecology. Students will also gain experience and knowledge on the complex conservation, restoration and management issues associated with wetlands.
Topic: Ecology; Water management; Land management
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1 year

MS.c. Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
The University of Exeter, UK
This programme provides a multi-disciplinary training in sustainable agriculture and global food security. Research-led teaching in molecular plant pathology, plant sciences and microbiology is strongly supplemented by Rothamsted Research expertise in grassland management, soil science and sustainable farming systems.
Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Ecology; Food security
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1 year

M.Sc. Tropical Crop Management and Ecology
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
The study field is oriented on study of production and agroecology of tropical and subtropical crops and their traditional and ecologically sustainable cropping systems (e.g. agroforestry) as well as the modern production techniques (e.g. plant biotechnologies) including specific scientific disciplines, such as ethnobotany, chemoecology or fytotaxonomy.
Topic: Agriculture; Ecology; Land management; Soil science
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 2 years

Master in Development Practice
Sciences Po, France
Analyze and address cross-sector challenges to development, such as malnutrition, absolute poverty, energy regulation, climate change and infectious disease control. Program for professionals with substantial work experience.
Topic: Awareness raising; Stakeholder involvement/Negotiations
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1 year

Master in International Development
Sciences Po, France
This program combines intensive training in finance, economics, public policy, at the global to local level, project design, management and evaluation.
Topic: Awareness raising; Stakeholder involvement/Negotiations
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 2 years

Master in Environmental Policy
Sciences Po, France
This curriculum introduces the main concepts at stake in environmental sciences and sustainable development through high profile introductory classes in earth sciences, biodiversity and climate change.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology; Poverty reduction/Development; Stakeholder involvement/Negotiations
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 2 years

MSc Climate Change
The University of East Anglia
The MSc in Climate Change is based in the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the School of Environmental Sciences (ENV). The course is designed to provide you with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of climate change science, society and policy. The course content equips our graduates for careers in areas as diverse as government agencies, business consultancies and academia.
Topic: Climate change
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1 year

Curso de la Escuela Latinoamericana de Física de Suelos
Universidad Mayor de San Marcos / Universidad Agraria La Molina, Lima, Perú
Are you a professionals or students from Latin America and want to receive the most modern knowledge in Soil Physics through prestigious professors and researchers from different countries in the world? Apply now for the 2014 version of the Latin American School of Soil Physics (ELAFIS), which will focus specifically on “Applications for precision agriculture, land degradation and extreme climate events (drought, frost) assessment"
Topic: Drought
Starting Date: 17/11/2014 Application Date:
Duration: 10 days

Master Oficial en Tecnologías Avanzadas para el Desarrollo Agroforestal
Universidad de Valladolid y Fundación Carolina, España
The rural world, and in particular the agroforestry sector, demand a harmonious development that integrates the new technological advances within a sustainable framework. Learn how to apply new technologies for the sustainable development of agro-forestry and agri-environmental systems with this master's degree offered by the University of Valladolid in Spain.
Topic: Food security; Forests; Drought; Water management
Starting Date: 01/09/2015 Application Date: 13/03/2015
Duration: 10 months

Master Oficial en Gestión Integral del Agua
Universidad de Cádiz y Fundación Carolina, España
Would you like to develop your abilities in all scientific, engineering and social aspects that refer to the sustainable management of the water? Learn how to carry out management of the water resources in accordance with the principles of sustainable development and social justice, through this Masters degree course offered by the University of Cadiz in Spain
Topic: Water management
Starting Date: 01/10/2015 Application Date: 13/03/2015
Duration: One year

Climate change governance (with fellowships)
Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR
This course is designed to give participants a full understanding of climate change, its impacts and adaptation and mitigation concepts. It also builds their skills to apply tools for stakeholder engagement, policy influencing, advocacy and negotiation. The training approach is interactive and hands-on; it includes practical fieldwork and development of individual action plans.
Topic: Climate change; Awareness raising; Stakeholder involvement/Negotiations; Poverty reduction/Development
Starting Date: 14/09/2015 Application Date: 03/08/2015
Duration:  14 - 25 September 2015

Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices (DPP)
The Graduate Institute Geneva
Designed for working professionals, this programme contributes to building capacity for sustainable and effective development activities that are equitable and respectful of cultural and social diversity. this program aims to strengthe analytical and leadership skills
Topic: Awareness raising
Starting Date: 01/08/2015 Application Date: 31/03/2015
Duration: 6 months

Post-graduate Diploma Programme in Poverty Analysis in Tanzania
The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) and Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA) in partnership with the Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
The Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Programme in Poverty analysis, launched with the support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), aims to train policy analysts and researchers who are actively involved in research on poverty, vulnerability and socio-economic security and development and/or in the design, implementation and evaluation of programmes aimed at reducing poverty and universalizing socio-economic security for the protection of the poor.
Topic: Poverty reduction/Development
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1 Year

Master of Arts in Development Studies - Major in Agrarian, Food and Environmental Studies (AFES)
International Institute of Social Sciences (ISS), The Netherlands
Can we feed the world and achieve economic development while conserving ecosystems and improving the livelihoods of peasants and the rural poor? How do we understand and tackle the interlinked agrarian and environmental crises? This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and confronting the impacts of global capitalist development on agrarian structures and environmental systems.
Topic: Poverty reduction/Development; Drought; Food security; Ecology; Land management
Starting Date: 01/07/2015 Application Date: 01/07/2015
Duration: 15 months

Food and Agri Business Management Program
Cornell University
The Food and Agri Business Management Program from Cornell University and Sathguru Management Consultants is arranged every year to keep pace with the dynamically changing agri business sector worldwide.
Topic: Agriculture; Ecology; Food security
Starting Date: 22/07/2014 Application Date:
Duration: 10 Days

Water and Wastewater Engineering MSc/PgCert/PgDip
Cranfield University
Water is coming under increasing pressure from demographic and climatic changes. Develop your understanding of water and wastewater systems through innovative teaching, achieved by blending theory, application and practice!
Topic: Water management
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: One year full-time, two to five years part-time.

Water Process - Advanced Professional Master (MTech)
Cranfield University
The MTech Water Processes is the ideal programme for individuals who want to make a real difference to delivering reliable water supplies, or to maintaining and enhancing river and ground water quality.
Topic: Water management
Starting Date: 15/10/2015 Application Date: 30/08/2015
Duration: 2 Years

Renewable Energy Technology MSc/PgCert/PgDip
Cranfield University
The MSc in Renewable Energy Technology develops professional engineers and scientists with the multidisciplinary skills and ability to analyse current and future energy engineering problems, and design and implement appropriate solutions, taking into account the social, environmental, technical, regulatory and commercial issues and constraints.
Topic: Ecology; Awareness raising
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: One year full-time, two to five years part-time.

Environmental Risk Management MSc/PgCert/PgDip
Cranfield University
This MSc programme provides graduates with an in-depth understanding of the key tools, techniques and management concepts to expertly inform and influence environmental risk decisions on a local and strategic/national level.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate change; Drought; Water management
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: One year full-time, two to five years part-time.

Health and the Environment MSc/PgDip
Cranfield University
This course promotes the development of holistic integrated strategies to tackle emerging environment and health issues.
Topic: Biodiversity; Drought; Water management
Starting Date: 15/10/2015 Application Date: 30/08/2015
Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time

Food Chain Systems Msc/PgDip
Cranfield University
Cranfield's Food Chain Systems MSc represents a unique offering within the UK and Europe in that it examines the whole of the food chain from pre-harvest to market through the integration of science, technology and management.
Topic: Food security; Awareness raising
Starting Date: 15/10/2015 Application Date: 30/08/2015
Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time

United Nations University Intensive Core Courses (UNU-IC)
United Nations University - Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP)
Take this opportunity to expand your theoretical and empirical knowledge during the five-weeks intensive core courses organized by the United Nations University and focusing on the UN System and global challenges, global change and sustainability, international peace and security, and international co-operation and development.
Topic: Climate change; Biodiversity; Forests; Food security; Ecology
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 5 weeks

Forest Ecology and Management (M.Sc.)
University of Freiburg

The M.Sc. course “Forstwissenschaften/Forest Sciences" focuses on the sustainable use of forested landscapes. On the one hand, forests provide wood and need to be managed economically, whereas on the other hand, wildlife protection, biodiversity conservation and other ecosystem services must also be considered. Drawing on the strength and international experience of the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, students will acquire the knowledge, methods and skills that are essential for understanding and managing forested landscapes in order to balance these different and sometimes opposing values.

Appliation: Until July 15, 2014 (May for applicants from countries   which require a visa)

Topic: Forests; Land management
Starting Date: 15/10/2015 Application Date: 15/02/2015
Duration: 2 years / 4 semesters

Short course: Integrated pest management and food safety
Wageningen University
In recent decades, consumers have become increasingly concerned about the quality and safety of their food. Public and private standards for pesticide residues have become stricter than ever before. But while there are plentiful technical solutions, the application of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is still a struggle for many farmers.
Topic: Awareness raising; Food security
Starting Date: 01/05/2015 Application Date: 21/04/2015
Duration: Two weeks

Short course: Facilitating water stewardship from a basin perspective
Wageningen University

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a process through which people can develop a vision, agree on shared values and behaviour, make informed decisions and act together to manage natural resources of the basin.

Topic: Water management
Starting Date: 01/06/2015 Application Date: 20/04/2015
Duration: Two weeks

International Rural Development MSc RAC UK
Royal Agricultural University Cirencester UK
This course explores whether the current approach to food production and the management of natural resources is sustainable.
Topic: Food security; Land management; Funding and resource mobilization
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration:

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security MSc RAC UK
Royal Agricultural University Cirencester UK
The Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security MSc combines the principles of sustainable development with an examination of the various systems of food production in the context of providing a secure supply to meet the ever-changing requirements of a growing world population.
Topic: Food security
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration:

Master of Environmental Science and Law
University of Sydney
The Master of Environmental Science and Law is an innovative course involving interdisciplinary study across the fields of science and law. It is designed to integrate disciplines normally considered separately.
Topic: Biodiversity; Forests; Water management; Ecology; Awareness raising
Starting Date: 01/07/2014 Application Date:
Duration: 1 year (full time) or 2 years (part time)

Master of Agriculture
University of Sydney
This Master of Agriculture is focused on providing you with the knowhow and skills to address and create solutions for the most challenging issues of our time affecting agriculture and the management of our natural resources, such as food security, climate change , carbon, water and the environment.
Topic: Agriculture; Food security; Climate change; Water management; Land management
Starting Date: 01/07/2015 Application Date:
Duration: 1 year

Joint programme International Migration and Social Cohesion (Erasmus Mundus)
University of Amsterdam
The Joint European Master in International Migration and Social Cohesion (MISOCO) is a two-year international Master's with the support of the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union which offers students the unique opportunity to study international migration in three European countries. The students are selected on the basis of their qualifications. The programme also offers Erasmus Mundus Student and Scholar Scholarships.
Topic: Migration
Starting Date: 01/09/2014 Application Date:
Duration: 2 years

MSc. In Water Science and Egineering / Agricultural Water Management for Enhanced Land and Water Productivity
Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand / UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
In this masters degree course you will learn to deal with the scientific and engineering knowledge needed for the sustainable management of water for agriculture, learn about irrigation and drainage, agronomy, hydrology and hydrodynamics.
Topic: Food security; Drought; Water management
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 20 Months

MSc. In Water Science and Egineering / Agricultural Water Management for Arid and semi-Arid Climates
Haramaya University, Ethiopia / UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
In this Masters degree course you will learn to deal with the development, adaptation and management of agricultural water management and flood protection provisions for arid and semi-arid climates.
Topic: Drought; Food security; Water management
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 24 months. Apply now for 2014!

MSc. In Water Management / Water Resources Management
UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
This specialization is designed for engineers and managers responsible for planning, developing and implementing water resources projects and programmes.
Topic: Water management
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration:

MSc. Environmental Science / Water Quality Management
UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
This course introduces you to water quality management (WQM) in the catchment, urban and rural environments, and provides you the technical knowledge and management skills for decision-making and environmental planning
Topic: Water management; Ecology
Starting Date: 16/10/2015 Application Date: 01/09/2015
Duration: 18 months

MSc. Environmental Science / Environmental Technology for Sustainable Development
Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand / UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
In this course you will be introduced to research and development leading to technologies that address environmental problems, and learn to interact with stakeholders, managers and policy makers for appropriate remedial actions.
Topic: Forests; Water management; Biodiversity
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 20 Months

Master in Rural Development and Food Security
Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Food security presents different challenges in different parts of the world, from a growing number of large-scale high-external input farms which are producing for the world market, to the existence of small-scale subsistence-oriented farms that produce for local markets, where the poor and rural population buy their food. Many answers to the problems of food-distribution systems are provided in this programme.
Topic: Food security; Poverty reduction/Development
Starting Date: 01/10/2014 Application Date:
Duration: 1 year    

Master of Environmental Management (MEM)
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, USA
The Master of Environmental Management degree prepares students for careers in environmental policy and analysis, green business, design and planning, conservation and stewardship, education, consulting, and journalism. The program requires coursework from the diverse perspectives of the natural and social sciences, with a focus on the complex relationships among science, management, and policy.
Topic: Climate change; Water management; Drought; Biodiversity; Forests; Awareness raising; Ecology
Starting Date: 02/08/2015 Application Date: 15/12/2014
Duration: 2 years

MSc. Climate Change and International Development
University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
The MSc Climate Change and International Development degree has been designed to meet the career needs of people working in international development and climate change policy and practice. The course will cover a range of issues surrounding international and local dimensions, particularly the questions of mitigation and adaptation in resource-poor and vulnerable settings.
Topic: Climate change
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1 year (full time) or 2 years (part time)

MA Agriculture and Rural Development
University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
The MA Agriculture and Rural Development offers cutting-edge insights and skills on the linkages between agriculture and rural development. As these topics have moved back to the top of the international development agenda, the Masters provides first-class training on how agriculture can contribute to poverty alleviation and rural development in low income countries.
Topic: Agriculture; Food security; Poverty reduction/Development
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1 year (full time) or 2 years (part time)

M.A in Climate and Society (with scholarships for the Caribbean)
Earth Institute Columbia University, USA
Interdisciplinary Master of Arts program that trains professionals and academics to understand and cope with the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment.
Topic: Climate change; Ecology; Awareness raising
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: One year

MSc Integrated Resources Management
United Nations University (UNU) Flores / TU Dresden, Germany
NU-FLORES will engage in postgraduate education in line with its mandate and in cooperation with its partners. A Master of Science (MSc) programme will be established in cooperation with TU Dresden aiming at providing a solid understanding of all aspects of integrated resources management.
Topic: Drought; Water; Food
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: See Website

Master en Biodiversidad, Paisajes y Gestión Sostenible
Universidad de Navarra
El máster en Biodiversidad, Paisajes y Gestión Sostenible propone un estudio abierto, práctico, interdisciplinar e integrado del medio ambiente, de su biodiversidad, de las actividades humanas, y de los paisajes en los que se expresan, con el fin de fomentar una gestión más sostenible.
Topic: Biodiversity
Starting Date: 01/09/2014 Application Date:
Duration: 1 year

Especialización: Gestión y Conservación de Espacios Naturales (programa a distancia)
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana
Las figuras de protección de las áreas naturales pueden tener un papel preponderante en los próximos años como experimentación de modelos de desarrollo sostenible. Los espacios naturales tienden a avanzar hacia una diversificación de sus posibilidades, ofreciendo funciones de ocio y desarrollo, además de las clásicas conservacionistas.
Topic: Biodiversity; Forests; Water
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 3 - 6 months

Especialización: Aplicación de Energías Renovables (programa a distancia)
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana
El impacto ambiental ocasionado por la manipulación y transformación de las distintas fuentes de energía convencionales, ha generado un nuevo marco diferente al que se produjo durante la crisis energética del petróleo del año 1973: el calentamiento global de la tierra, el agujero de la capa de ozono, la lluvia ácida, la desertización, el almacenaje de los residuos radiactivos, etc., han propiciado una concienciación de las sociedades industrializadas.
Topic: Renewable Energy
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 3 - 6 months

Especialización: Gestión Integral del Agua (programa a distancia)
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana
El agua es un bien escaso, imprescindible para la vida y el mantenimiento de los ecosistemas. Sin embargo, las actividades humanas acaban por alterar sus características impidiendo su retorno a los cauces naturales de los ríos. Es por ello que se hace indispensable un tratamiento que, en la medida de lo posible, devuelva al agua sus características originales.
Topic: Water
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 3 - 6 months

Máster en Energías Renovables (programa a distancia)
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana
A lo largo de la historia, los grupos sociales han seleccionado sus sistemas energéticos en función de dos grupos de variables: disponibilidad técnica y viabilidad económica. Tan sólo recientemente se ha contemplado una nueva variable que puede suponer la aceptación, o bien el rechazo de todo un sistema energético en función de los impactos ambientales que su uso pudiera provocar: el factor ambiental.
Topic: Renewable Energy
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1 - 2 years

Master en Cambio Climático (programa a distancia)
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana
Al margen de intereses particulares, todavía hoy existe un gran desconocimiento sobre los mecanismos del cambio climático y sus repercusiones sobre la biodiversidad, sistemas de producción y población en general, de ahí la necesidad de contar con personal cualificado para llevar a cabo actuaciones y tomar decisiones en la lucha contra el calentamiento global.
Topic: Climate Change
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1 - 2 years

Especialización: Recuperación de Suelos Contaminados (programa a distancia)
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana
Se define contaminación de un suelo como aquél en el que se encuentran sustancias a una concentración superior a la normal y que suponen un riesgo para el ecosistema y/o salud de las personas. El suelo es especialmente importante, ya que funciona como un reactor complejo capaz de realizar funciones de filtración, descomposición, neutralización, inactivación y almacenamiento, entre otras. Es por ello que actúa como barrera protectora de otros medios más sensibles, como los hidrológicos y biológicos.
Topic: Drought
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1- 3 months

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