RESD – Two-year Master’s programme in Resource Economics and Sustainable Development - University of Bologna

RESD – Two-year Master’s programme in Resource Economics and Sustainable Development - University of Bologna

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Start Date

End Date

Program Duration

22 Months

Type

Master's programs

Certifications & Titles

Master Degree

Study Options

Full Time

Funding Options

3 grants to students ranked first in each of the Intakes for the a.y. 2021/2022 (€ 4608 gross of taxes each)

RESD offers a solid preparation in environmental economics, a critical understanding of the issues involved in sustainable development both from a theoretical and practical perspective and of the complex interactions between economic decisions, market forces, governmental policies and the environment. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES 

The courses offered will provide an in-depth analysis of natural resources, taking into account the institutional setup of markets and the competitive strategies of firms. The extensive use of quantitative tools and theories will underpin theoretical and empirical approaches, providing the students with the skills to undertake independent research projects, to understand and analyze major current environmental issues and policies, and to act as consultant in private and public institutions.  

5 reasons our students joined the programme: 

1. Solid preparation in the theory and practice of environmental economics 

2. Multidisciplinary study programme and interdisciplinary approach 

3. Network of highly qualified international professors  

4. International environment with a diversity of academic backgrounds 

5. Critical understanding of the issues involved in the sustainable development goals (UN-SDG) 

 

CAREER PROSPECTS 

RESD is intended for students who seek a career as: 

  • Advisers at governmental authorities (ministries, provinces and municipalities) 
  • Managers and environmental consultants in the industry; experts in sustainable resources management, including the energy sector. ESG analysts. 
  • Consultants in nature conservation organizations; water, waste management and transport. 
  • Experts in city management, urban planning and environmental consulting; construction and building stock management. 
  • Applied climate change researchers and experts hired, for instance, by banks, insurance companies, large construction companies, and companies operating in the energy sector. Also, local, national, and European governments need climate change and climate finance experts. Energy managers. 
  • Facilitators at consultancies, specialists and project leaders in non-governmental organizations. 
  • Development practitioners and policymakers in internationally-oriented organizations, constructing socioeconomic and environmental scenarios as a tool for adaptation policies conflicts and synergies between adaptation, economic development, security, poverty and human rights agendas. 
  • PhD fellows or researchers at international research institutes, universities, environmental organizations or governmental organizations. 
  • Independent entrepreneurs. 
     

INTERNATIONAL PROFILE 

International Professors  

Faculty has international experience and reputation. The international faculty - together with visiting professors who are very active in well-known international research centers in environmental science - is a guarantee of ensuring the highest quality of training. 

The international teaching staff gives students a unique opportunity of comparing the different approaches, issues and perspectives in different countries. 

Students come from all over the world. Foreign students represent an important part of RESD and are encouraged to apply. 

International agreements 

Within the Erasmus+ mobility programme RESD undersigned agreements with the following Universities: 

  • University of Southern Denmark in Odense; University of Copenhagen; Roskilde Universitetscenter (Denmark) 
  • Technische Universitat Munchen; Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel (Germany) 
  • Central European University (Hungary) 
  • Kaunas University of Technology; University of Vilnius (Lithuania) 
  • University of Wageningen (The Netherlands) 
  • Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN) (Norway) 
  • Universidade dos Açores; Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) (Portugal) 
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid; Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; (Spain) 
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden)  
  • University of East Anglia, Norwich (United Kingdom) 

 

RIMINI CAMPUS  

This context grants a really international environment, as the Rimini Campus has the highest proportion of international students compared to the other campuses of the University.  

 

SEMINARS AND INTERNSHIPS 

Seminars with Italian and foreign experts, internships in Italy and abroad are given over the two years. 


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

  • First Cycle Degree or equivalent Bachelor level achieved in any subject, awarded by an Italian or accredited foreign university or university level institution and allowing access to a second cycle/post graduate programme.  
  • RESD applicants should also demonstrate knowledge and/or interest about fundamental elements in disciplines of business, economics, law, in addition to mathematical and statistical areas.  
  • English language requirement - Minimum B2 level  

 

APPLICATION 

There are 3 application intakes for the academic year 2021/2022:  

Intake 1:  11 February 2021 - 12 April 2021 

Intake 2: 5 May 2021 - 23 June 2021 

Intake 3: 22 July 2021 - 26 August 2021 

International Students (Non-EU) are requested to apply in the first two intakes.  

 

You may find a more detailed description of the application procedure and requirements at the link below: 

https://corsi.unibo.it/2cycle/ResourceEconomicsSustainableDevelopment/admissions 

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On-Campus

Posted on

Start Date

End Date

Program Duration

22 Months

Type

Master's programs

Certifications & Titles

Master Degree

Study Options

Full Time

Funding Options

3 grants to students ranked first in each of the Intakes for the a.y. 2021/2022 (€ 4608 gross of taxes each)

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