Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Sustainability, Development and Peace (in Japan)

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Sustainability, Development and Peace

The Master of Science (M.Sc.), offered by UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace, equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to solving global challenges of sustainability, climate change, development, peacebuilding and human rights.

Drawing on an innovative, interdisciplinary approach, the degree integrates both natural and social sciences, and humanities.  Students have the opportunity to gain practical, first-hand experience through internships or field research with a UN agency or other international organization.

The programme builds on UNU’s strong record in training and capacity development and utilizes the extensive network of scholars and academic institutions participating in UNU research. It is intended for recent graduates, professionals and practitioners interested in the unique opportunity of studying at a global university and gaining valuable skills to make decisions and  a professional contribution to the work of the UN, other international organizations, governments, civil society, or the private sector.
Students who earn at least 30 credits, successfully complete a master’s thesis, and pass the final examination will receive a M.Sc. degree.

The standard period of study is two years. The programme starts in September, with students expected to complete all the requirements by July in the second academic year after enrolment.

·         The Japan Foundation for UNU (JFUNU) Scholarship is available for outstanding applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance, and they will be considered as candidates for the award of the scholarship.
·         The JFUNU scholarship covers the full tuition fees, and provides a monthly allowance of 150,000 yen* for living expenses for a maximum of 24 months. Travel costs to and from Japan, visa handling fees, and health/accident insurance costs must be covered by the student.
·         Please note that the JFUNU scholarship is highly competitive and offered to a very small number of students who are granted admission to UNU-ISP. Thus, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for other funding opportunities from the government of their own country, private foundations, or international funding agencies.

ALL documents must be received by Admissions Office via post by Wednesday, 29 February 2012

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