Interdisciplinary Approaches to Climate Change for A Sustainable Growth (MB1)

2nd level vocational master
A.Y. 2021/2022
Study area
Social Sciences and Law
2nd level vocational master
01-03-2022 - 18-12-2022
Master Coordinator
The Master's programme in Interdisciplinary Approaches to Climate Change for Sustainable Growth is intended for graduates in the humanities and technical subjects. Taught entirely in English, it is an advanced programme on climate change and sustainability policies, delivered by the University of Milan with the academic support of international universities and world-class research centres, including the African Procurement Law Unit of Stellenbosch University, South Africa, the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy of the University of Pennsylvania, and Seattle University.
The programme will cover the following areas: ethics, law, economics, natural science, engineering and architecture, practical solutions to climate change.
Under the programme, professionals, researchers and young graduates will train to become experts in climate change, and use these skills flexibly and innovatively in their respective fields.
As an international and interdisciplinary programme, it was designed so as to allow working students to attend. Therefore, face-to-face lectures will be held mostly on Friday afternoons and Saturdays, and some modules will be taught online. Furthermore, the programme will run from March to December, allowing students to complete their training in a limited time period, with a significant competitive advantage.
Internships in leading private and public entities, totalling 150 hours, can be undertaken in parallel to classes.
Each student will be supervised by the teaching staff in the preparation of the final paper, of a theoretical and practical nature, which will be discussed before an international board.
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The programme offers specialist training and employment opportunities both in the public and private sectors. The programme specifically targets the following professional roles:
- Resilient consultant: an executive expert in resilience and a consultant to public and private entities in the field of climate change policies
- Sustainability, inclusion, diversity and equality manager: responsible for social sustainability strategies and policy monitoring, particularly with respect to the promotion of equal treatment in the workplace
- HSE manager: a professional in high demand in the labour market, the HSE manager supports the organization in achieving its objectives in terms of health, safety and the environment
- Circular economy consultant: an expert in production processes management with a view to recycling
- Food and agricultural policies advisor: a consultant to public or private entities on agri-food techniques and policies
- Corporate governance and sustainability specialist: an expert in issues related to the integration of environmental and social factors in the activities of public and private entities
- Renewable energy strategist: an expert in renewable energy policies and tools
- Energy & trading manager: a professional operating on the energy certificate market
- Environment and climate change specialist: an expert in climate change policies
- Sustainable urban planner engineer or architect: an architect, engineer or consultant who is an expert in low environmental impact urban planning that may encourage sustainable social behaviour
- Environmental litigator: a lawyer specializing in environmental litigation at national and international level and an expert in alternative dispute resolution
- Researcher: academic career with a strong international focus

Courses list

Open sessions
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Business and climate change
3 30 English
Carbon taxation and emission trading schemes
3 30 English
Clean energy
2 20 English
Climate change and consumer behavior
3 30 English
Climate change and sustainability communication
1 15 English
Climate change impact on biodiversity
2 20 English
Climate change impact on oceans and coasts
2 20 English
Climate change, agriculture and food security
2 20 English
Climate change, forestry and desertification
2 20 English
Ethics of climate change
2 15 English
From science to policies: back and forward
2 20 English
Geo-politics of climate change
1 15 English
Geology of climate change
3 30 English
Green and social public procurement
2 20 English
Human rights and climate change
4 40 English
Humanitarian and development aids for climate change
2 20 English
Introduction to climate change and sustainability
1 5 English
Strategic litigation
1 15 English
Sustainable transportation
2 20 English
The future of monetary and fiscal policies within climate change risk
2 15 English
Urban resilience
6 60 English
Waste management and circular economy
2 20 English


Places available: 25

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Application for admission: from 01/12/2021 to 14/02/2022

Application for matriculation: from 21/02/2022 to 28/02/2022

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Attachments and documents


Please note

The application deadline for the Master's programme in Interdisciplinary Approaches to Climate Change for a Sustainable Growth is extended until 2.00 pm on 14 February 2022;

The admission board will meet at 11.30 am on 18 February 2022