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Master’s Degree: “Education for the Environment and Sustainability“

Postgraduate Programme (ΜSc): “Education for the environment and sustainability” (Operating since the academic year 2015-16 and no longer accepting students for enrollment)

The program aims to develop competent scientists in Education for the environment and sustainability, providing interdisciplinary perspectives and analytical tools for the comprehensive understanding of the social and cultural dimensions of environmental quality. The program provides students with knowledge and skills to gain a holistic view of sustainability in order to be able to promote environmental education, environmental research and development strategies towards sustainable environmental management and to promote the idea of sustainability and sustainable development in formal and non-formal education, for public and private sector associations and related organizations as well.

The postgraduate program admits up to twenty (20) postgraduate students each academic year. It requires the compulsory attendance of all courses, seminars and workshops, as well as the completion of a postgraduate research project (Dissertation). The total duration of the programme is four (4) semesters and its completion leads to the degree of MSc in Education for the Environment and Sustainability. The program is offered in (a) in person teaching and (b) distance teaching via synchronous (i.e., through open-source web-conferencing systems) and asynchronous e-learning methods (i.e., supported by the Open e-class platform).

Program Structure

The program is divided in four (4) academic semesters and is based on the ECTS credit accumulation mode of study, requiring upon completion of 120 ECTS credits, equally distributed per semester as follows:

 

First semester 4 modules
30 ECTS

Second semester

4 modules
30 ECTS
Total 1st year 8 modules
60 ECTS

 

 

Third semester 2 seminars
30 ECTS

Fourth semester

Postgraduate Dissertation
30 ECTS
Total 2nd year Seminars & Dissertation
60 ECTS

 

Program of Courses

1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units (ECTS)
1
101 

Environment, ecology: concepts, issues and policies

7.5 
102 

The Social construction of environmental knowledge

7.5
103

Philosophy of environment and environmental ethics

7.5
4
104

Sustainability and sustainable development

7.5

 

2st Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units (ECTS)
1
201

Cities and environment in historical perspective

7.5
2
202

Producing and utilizing the environmental discourse in sustainable development activities – Applications

7.5
3
203

Education for the environment and sustainability: theoretical and pedagogical framework

7.5
4
204

Qualitative and quantitative research methods

7.5

 

3rd Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units (ECTS)
1
301

Seminar of scientific research and master’s dissertation design

15
2
302

Seminar: Design and implementation of educational interventions for the environment and sustainability. Practicum placement

15

 

4th Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units (ECTS)
1
400
Master’s Degree Dissertation
30

 

Contact

Director: Alexandros Theodoridis, Associate Professor

Website: http://pmsees.psed.duth.gr