MODE OF STUDY:                         Full time

DURATION:                                    2 years

DEGREE:                                         Master



Sustainable development has been becoming the indispensable development trend in all fields in the 21st century when humans face various natural, economic and social challenges. Although researching into sustainable development has been seriously considered in Vietnam, most of researches on this field are conducted in the angle of separate applied sciences .

The awareness demand of humans for sustainable development and the factors that affect the sustainable development scientifically is becoming urgent.

Sustainability science is a highly interdisciplinary science and  its content includes knowledge of different fields. Domestic and overseas scientists have made an effort to build up a knowledge system in order to help humans be aware of the nature of sustainable development rightly and deeply, recognise risks and find out the practical solutions to the problems that threaten the sustainable development of nations as well as of the whole world.


Training Target

The master program in sustainability science aims at training high quality human resources knowledgeable about the sustainability related issues in the fields of decision making, environment, education and economics in order to satisfy the demands of governments and localities for the implementation of nations’ target of sustainable development. In addition, this program also aims at providing human resources for international integration, exchange and participation in international forums on sustainable development.


Output Standard

Students will be provided with knowledge about scientific bases of sustainability, development models and aspects of sustainability in specific fields (natural science, social science and humanity, economics and education) so that they can gradually master provided knowledge and apply it creatively to solve problems in life. Apart from the acquired knowledge, students will be also provided with the skills of systematical thinking, reasoning and problem analysing in the interdisciplinary view. They are essential skills for consulting and decision making for sustainable development.



Total credits of program: 66 credits

  • General Knowledge Units (required): 7 credits
  • Basic and Professional Knowledge Units: 41 credits
  • Required: 21 credits
  • Optional: 20 credits
  • Thesis: 18 credits



PHI 5001 Philosophy
ENG 5001 English Language for General Purpose


Required Units
CRE 6250 Introduction to Sustainability Science
SIS 6004 Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Science
COE 6022 Models of Development
SOC 6023 Human Dimensions of Sustainability
PEC 6024 Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainability
GLO6025 Sustainable Distribution and Use of Resources
CRE 6026 Sustainable Development in the Context of Global Change
Optional Units
MNS 6121 Introduction to Formal Analysis of Conflict and Cooperation
BSA 6122 Business and Finance for Sustainable Development
GEO6123 Sustainable Urban
MNS 6124 Uncertainty and Decision Making Theory
EVS 6125 Sustainable Energy and Material Use
BIO 6126 Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development
BIO 6127 Industrial Ecology
EVS 6128 Sustainable Health and Environment
MAT6013 Applied Statistics
SIS 6003 Interdisciplinary field work
BSA6129 Sustainability and Enterprise
EDM 6130 Culture and Education for Sustainability
SIS 6005 Seminar
GEO 6131 Land-use Planning for Climate Change Response
SGS 7002 Thesis