Master of Science in Sustainable Development, Management and Policy

Graduate Programme by MODUL University Dubai

MODUL University Dubai's story about Master of Science in Sustainable Development, Management and Policy, student life and its Dubai campus at ONE JLT,
Jumeirah Lakes Towers.

The Centre for Sustainability through Research & Education

Investing in SDG's the future of FDI

Graduate with MSc in Sustainable Development, Management and Policy

This two-year graduate programme is designed for fresh university graduates and working professionals. It challenges students to consider a wide spectrum of sustainability issues, with special attention given to their often complex interrelationships. Students learn skills needed to design and implement sustainable development strategies on the household, business, city, regional, and national levels.

Guided by expert faculty, students come to understand that effective implementation of sustainability strategies is a fundamental societal, economic, and environmental need.

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MSc at a Glance

  • Ability to design and implement sustainable development strategies on the household, business, city, regional, and national levels
  • Expose graduates to emerging eco-friendly conceptual tools and management skills
  • Equip graduates with multiple tools of analysis, strategy design, and implementation, evaluation at various levels of scale and governance, and organization management


Duration 2 years (4 semesters)
Intake February 2018
Class Schedule Weekly schedule to accommodate working professionals and fresh graduates
Sun. 6:30 PM — 9:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM — 3:00 PM

Set yourself apart! MSc students can complement their degree with a Certificate from one of the future-oriented areas:

  • Advanced Management
  • Business Development
  • Innovation and Design for Tourism
  • Real Estate Management and Hotel Development
  • Tourism and Services Management

Certificates give you a competitive edge in global business and helps develop sought-after management and leadership skills to shape your future career.

Admission to the master programme is granted to those individuals who have completed at least the equivalent of a bachelor's or diploma degree with a minimum duration of three years and who can demonstrate aptitude for research and basic knowledge in one or more of the natural or social sciences. Selection will be based upon transcripts of courses taken and grades received at previous universities and other educational organisations.

English Proficiency Test Requirements

All students whose first language is not English must provide proof of their English proficiency level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages through one of the following tests taken within the last two years.

Students must obtain a score of:

  • TOEFL Internet-Based Test (IBT) with a minimum score of 88 points
  • TOEFL Paper-Based Test (PBT) conducted at MUD with a minimum score of 570s
  • IELTS band score 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0)
  • Cambridge English Certificate (Certificate of Advanced English): C1

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Transfer of Credits

Credit transfers from national and international universities are considered on the basis of how relevant prior coursework is to the course syllabus at MODUL University Dubai. The grades achieved, the level and language of the course and the number of credit hours (ECTS) will also be considered.

Find more information here and start your transfer application today!

Meet Professor Dr. ivr. habil. Dr.h.c. Jürgen Walter Simon, MBA

Awarded as the Most Outstanding Researcher at the Leuphana University Lüneburg & Recognized by the Scientific Commission of Lower-Saxony, Germany

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Walter Simon provides his expertise to the Master of Science in Sustainable Development, Management, and Policy and the Centre for Sustainability through Research & Education (CSRE). He has over 30 years of Research and Consultancy & over 40 years of Academic Experience.

Previously Prof. Jürgen Simon was a guest scholar at the Law University Hanoi in Vietnam, Head of the Institute of Law at the University of Lüneburg, Chair of the European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine and former Head of the innovation and cooperation department at Siemens Healthcare.Read More

He has also held positions at CERN and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. His research focuses on themes relating to Law and Biotechnology, Environmental Law, Economics and New Information Technologies. Read Less

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Why Choose This Programme

Courses taught by internationally
recognised experts

Get exposed to emerging eco-friendly conceptual tools & management skills

Learn to anticipate environmental, ecological, economical & social trends through one-of-a-kind coursework

Practice-driven programme prepares graduates for positions in a variety of public, non-profit & private organisations

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Scholarships & Study Grants

Academic Scholarships*
Programme Coverage University Grade Continuation to next year
Graduate Programme  25% - First Year 80% and above CGPA greater than or equal to 80%
* Academic Scholarships apply only against eligible curricula. Kindly contact your admissions officer for more information.
Tuition Fee Grants - Graduate Programmes*
Grant Type Coverage Eligibility Criteria
Emiratis Grant 15% - Entire Programme UAE Nationals
Austrian Nationals Grant 15% - Entire Programme Austrian Nationals
Alumni Grant 15% - Entire Programme MODUL University Graduate
Family Grant 15% - Entire Programme Siblings / Spouse
Sports Grant 15% - Entire Programme Participant of a national or international sports team
Advanced Payment Grant 15% - Per Year Advance an entire year’s tuition fee
* Tuition Fee Grants are non-combinable

Why Study at MODUL University Dubai?

Academic track record

Unique opportunity to study in Vienna through MODUL's Rotation Programme

Internationally renowned first-class faculty

State-of-the-art facilities & unprecedented campus life in ONE JLT

Internationally accredited education

Join student clubs, be part of university events & create a community you always wished for

MODUL Graduate Programme at a Glance

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Currently enrolled MSc students

Full-time faculty members teach &
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International MSc student body

Sustainability is a lifestyle, and a commitment that starts with you on the individual, the employee, and the organizational levels.

MODUL University Dubai offers a unique dual-opportunity to benefit from a MSc in Sustainable Development, Management & Policy and the Centre for Sustainability through Research & Education (CSRE) to drive and grow long term sustainability in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

2017 is Declared as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development as part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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