Sustainability Science (PhD) at United Nations University

United Nations University
Japan
PhD (PhD)

3-4 years
Full time
 On-campus

Course description:

The PhD programme in Sustainability Science is a three-year programme that aims to produce scholars who will become key researchers in the field of sustainability science. The programme takes an innovative approach to sustainability, seeking to promote a better understanding of the issues by incorporating global change perspectives, specifically those related to climate change and biodiversity.

School Department:

United Nations University

Entry Requirements:

Applicants for the PhD in Sustainability Science are required to have met ALL of the following requirements by the application deadline in order to be considered:

1. A strong interest in sustainability studies;

2. A demonstrated commitment to study and understand global issues;

3. A completed Master’s degree in disciplines related to sustainability studies;

4. A minimum of 2 years of practical field experience related to UNU-IAS research themes which was acquired after obtaining a university degree OR Two completed Master’s degrees, at least one of which must be in a discipline related to sustainability studies;

*Those who expect to receive a second Master’s degree before the entrance period – September 2019 – may also apply.

5. A GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for at least one of the Master’s degrees earned; and

6. English language proficiency

The minimum score requirements for English language qualifications required by UNU-IAS are:

• 600 on TOEFL – Paper-Based Testing (PBT) OR
• 100 on TOEFL – Internet-Based Testing (IBT) OR
• 7.0 on IELTS – Academic format

Applicants, except for the cases below, must submit original TOEFL or IELTS score reports (from a test taken within the last two years) to the Admissions Office at the time of application:

• Applicants whose native language is English.
• Applicants who graduated from a university or a postgraduate school located in an English speaking country.
• Applicants who completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme where the language of instruction and examination was English. In this case, an official statement from the academic institution will be required, confirming the use of English as the language of instruction and examination.

Website:

Official Programme Website: https://ias.unu.edu/en/admissions/degrees/phd-in-sustainability-science-2019.html

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