Positives: The Master of Sustainability program at the University of Sydney is an interdisciplinary program. Unlike other programs of the same name or orientation which is dominantly science-based, the Sustainability program in USyd consists of different disciplines and looks into Sustainability holistically. This makes this program more welcoming to students or professionals of other disciplines. Lastly, the students from this program come from diverse backgrounds, no single nationality dominates the class. We are all well represented, from Asia, the Americas, Europe, Australia and Oceania, Middle East and Africa. One can learn from the experiences and context of other continents.
Negatives: There is no flexibility in terms of choosing electives. We have 6 core subjects and only 2 elective courses. There are so many good electives to take, however, we are limited in choosing those electives because we have a lot of core courses.
My advice to future students is: If you are interested in studying the broad discipline of Sustainability and not just the environmental aspect of it, take this course. You will learn that sustainability is not just about the environment, but rather a dynamic relationship between economic, political, social, cultural and environmental perspectives. You will get to meet Sustainability experts from different disciplines and you will get the chance to study with passionate individuals hoping to change the world.
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