University programs and PhD positions


Here we gather university courses that either entirely focus or contribute to sustainable practice within the sector. Know of one not listed? Contact us here. 

Sustainable Heritage MSc

UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage

Designed for a new generation of heritage leaders, this MSc provides the interdisciplinary skills needed to deliver the heritage projects of the future by approaching historic buildings, museums, collections, sites and landscapes with heritage management and conservation best practice.

Students are encouraged to take a long view of preservation and heritage management and challenged to define problems, set objectives and explore a range of sustainability issues and strategies. Concepts of value, sustainability, life expectancy, stewardship, ownership, vulnerability and risk are combined with the scientific study of historic materials, assemblies, technologies and systems.

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MA in Sustainable Development and Strategic Management in Energy

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO

Sustainable Development and Strategic Management in Energy Master’s Programme is run jointly with St Andrews University, one of the oldest and leading British universities that, during its six hundred years long history, has won the reputation of a world-class educational and research centre.

The Programme provides a unique opportunity for five Russian and five British master students to become experts both in sustainable energy and strategic management in energy.

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MA in Sustainable Heritage Management (SHM)

Aarhus University

The MA program in sustainable heritage management (SHM) at Aarhus University provides you with the knowledge and competencies needed to meet the multiple challenges of contemporary heritage policy, management and research.

Working with cultural and natural heritage means being conscious of, and taking responsibility for, the links between humans, our environment, and what remains from the past. We acknowledge that heritage is also an integral part of the present and a potential resource for the future.

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Are you looking for a career in the field of sustainability?
Below you will find a list of PhD proposal from all around the world.

Partnership for Knowledge – PfK

PhD fellowships

Partnership for Knowledge – PfK – is a higher education initiative of the Italian Cooperation aimed at providing life-changing opportunities to researchers, public administration officers, social entrepreneurs and young leaders who are committed to develop their professional and academic skills, strengthen their capacities, widen their networks, make a difference in their home contexts and, last but not least, experience the Italian culture.

The programme, funded in years 2019-2022 by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in partnership with several Italian universities, offers a number of  PhD fellowships in several thematic domains, including sustainable energy, cultural heritage and tourism.

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University of Maiduguri

PhD Degree in Cultural Sustainability

The Centre for the study and promotion of cultural sustainability (CSPCS) offers a PhD degree with several courses, including one with a multi-disciplinary approach to explore: concepts of “culture” and “cultural landscapes”; the varied uses of terms such as culture, heritage and ecotourism; the roles of cultural institutions within communities – as economic development generators, and as part of the tourism system in international and domestic contexts; the relationship between the natural environment and human cultural expression.

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UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage (ISH)

Sustainable Heritage MPhil/PhD

Sustainable heritage is a field that has quickly gained recognition and value in the worlds of management, hard science and industry. UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage (ISH) delivers sustainable solutions to real-world problems concerning cultural heritage, and works with external partners on ground-breaking, cross-disciplinary research and innovative teaching for future heritage leaders. 

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Université de Neuchâtel in Switzerland

PhD Position in Analytical Chemistry / Conservation Science.

The Université de Neuchâtel in Switzerland is looking for a PhD candidate to study alternative green treatments for the conservation of metallic heritage. 
Could it be you? If so, get in touch with Edith Joseph at

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