Because it is offered, and uniquely so, by an intergovernmental organization with a specialized mandate in sustainable development, the EUCLID online PhD in Climate Change and Sustainability takes up the challenge of offering a comprehensive doctoral program at the junction of three specialized fields of knowledge and application: (1) climate studies (2) sustainability studies, and (3) diplomacy and global governance.
This specialized doctorate (code DCCS) is related to EUCLID’s MBA/SD which is ranked in the Top 10 for a good reason: it is offered by an international intergovernmental organization with a university mandate and specialized expertise in sustainable development.
It is therefore only PhD program in Climate Change and Sustainability organized by an intergovernmental organization and officially used by senior civil servants over 4 continents. It is also highly relevant to managers and executives working for multinational companies.
EUCLID’s DCCS offers a comprehensive graduate study of the most relevant topics, including climate change studies, UN SD goals, energy policies, international law (Paris Accord), ecological economics, etc. Graduate can expect to complete the program transformed and enhanced in their ability to make a difference in global sustainability through climate mitigation.
This unique PhD focuses on policy and diplomatic practice and the actual application of theoretical knowledge, rather than the advancement of academic knowledge for its own sake.
EUCLID's programs are used by professional diplomats working for EUCLID Participating States and can be considered an excellent route to pursue a career within governmental bodies, NGOs and international organizations.
Thanks to its low tuition and institutional relationships, it is of special interest to European and African students.
Within certain parameters, the EUCLID Online PhD in Climate Change and Sustainability is customizable, with elective courses focusing on:
Climate Change and Energy
Climate Change and Diplomacy
Climate Change and Global Health
This degree program is distance-based only and requires fluency in the English language.
Applicants must have a Master’s degree or its international equivalent, issued by an institution listed in the latest edition of the UNESCO-IAU handbook.
Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) may be admitted without a Master’s degree if their level of education and experience is deemed sufficient. EUCLID may require these participants to complete bridge courses prior to enrolling in the program.
Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested.
Students are expected to be in position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.