Are you worried about environmental problems? Do you think that it is not possible to understand the environment without paying attention to society, culture, economy, territory? Do you want to train as a researcher or professional on environmental issues from the perspective of social sciences?

The Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville offers a master’s degree in Social Sciences Applied to the Environment based on a multidisciplinary program that integrates knowledge of anthropology, economics, geography, history, psychology, sociology …; And proposes an innovative epistemological, theoretical and methodological formation to facilitate a complex understanding of socio-environmental phenomena.

Taught by a faculty with extensive academic experience at national and international level, this master’s degree preferably has a research orientation, since its content contributes to the acquisition of competences that enable students to participate in research projects and to initiate doctoral theses In socio-environmental issues. However, the training that is offered is equally relevant for those who wish to develop a professional career in national or international institutions dedicated to development with special socio-environmental sensitivity, and also for those professionals who seek to update knowledge or to be academically trained in the interrelationships between Environment and society.

Climate change is currently a fundamental problem because of its significant environmental, economic and social impacts. According to the scientific community, the warming of our planet should not exceed by more than 2 ºC the temperatures recorded before the industrial revolution. Reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the effects of climate change are crucial to achieving that goal.
Climate change affects ecosystems mainly through the alteration of the water cycle that originates in the planet, a problem that is aggravated when, in addition, is made a misuse of this resource. However, even if ecosystems are affected by climate change, they can be part of the solution by acting as carbon sinks. In fact, the conservation, restoration and integrated management of water and ecosystems diminish the harmful effects of climate change, as well as contribute to greater human well-being. In this context, integrated and nature-based approaches – as practiced in this Master’s Degree – are strategies increasingly demanded for their multifunctionality and profitability in the fight against climate change versus exclusively technological solutions.
Therefore, the aim of this Master is to prepare the students to be able to perform tasks of consulting and auditing, technical advice, project management, international cooperation and research.

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