Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Development Course Overview

The global community faces problems of poverty and profound environmental changes that are interconnected in complex and dynamic ways. As the Sustainable Development Goals acknowledge, in an increasingly integrated world, any development agenda must be a global one with shared responsibilities for all countries.

The rationale for this innovative programme of study lies in the global environmental and development challenges that have been articulated in the Sustainable Development Goals. It is clear that solutions to the challenge of sustainable development require holistic, integrated and coordinated actions across a very wide range of sectors, and will increasingly require a multidisciplinary approach. This programme aims to provide students with a broad grounding in the main concepts associated with sustainable development, but also provides the opportunity to specialize in one area in greater depth.

The main aim of this taught, multi-disciplinary programme is to provide participants with an understanding and practical experience of the wide ranging contextual, conceptual and thematic issues involved in the planning, management and practice of sustainable development throughout the world. As the various global social and environmental crises deepen, a new generation is rising up into leadership positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors that are required to possess a broad trans-disciplinary understanding of the various dimensions of these crises and related solutions.

Course Objectives

  • To provide students with the skills necessary to analyze and interpret current issues and debates related to sustainable development.
  • Enhancing knowledge and understanding for decision- and policy-making on sustainable development issues.
  • Enhancing students’ critical, analytical, and integrative skills for responding to sustainable development challenges.
  • Provide research training and experience in relation to sustainable development.

Course Content:

  • Understanding Sustainable Development.
  • Climate Change and Development.
  • Environmental Science and Management.
  • Ethics for Environment and Development.
  • Managing Knowledge and Communication for Development.
  • Natural Resource Management.
  • Rural Development and Change-Understanding poverty.
  • Food Security and Social Protection.
  • Research work.

Minimum entry requirements

Common regulations governing Post-Graduate Diplomas shall be applicable.

The following shall be eligible for admission.

  1. a) Holders of a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University
  2. b) Holders of an equivalent qualification from any other recognized Institution.

Assignments: candidates shall be expected to submit 10 assignments (Continuous Assessment test) that Account to 70 % of their Work and a Project Paper at the Tail end of the course, which accounts to 30 % of the course Work.

Regions Targeted: Global

Courses Fees €1500

Course duration: 1 year (2 semesters)

To register for the course, contact:

The Director of Admissions
Strategia, Netherlands
The Hague, Netherlands

Tel: +31 616950 384


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