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Master’s course in Environmental management and communication

Education, green jobs, circular economy


The Master’s course Environmental management and communication. Education, green jobs, circular economy aims to:

  • qualify the professionality of those who are active, or who wish to enter in enterprises and corporations, associations and foundations which are operating in favour of the sustainability in order to acquire new knowledge and skills needed to manage and communicate sustainability.
  • provide a multidisciplinary preparation in the realm of the natural, physical an territorial sciences, of the social, political, juridical and economical sciences, of the pedagogical an educational sciences and of the methodological-didactical sciences in order to address sustainable corporate and territorial policies.
  • meet to the strongly-felt needs expressed by those who are interested in sustainability management and communication, in dealing with complex intervention models, in order to single out the most adequate action procedures, according to a close specialised cultural inspection.


The course is addressed to those who possess a graduate degree or an equivalent degree. The minimum number of participants is 19 and the maximum number is 25. The candidates will be selected considering their qualifications and their experience.

It is also possible to attend single modules, prior approval of the Scientific Board.


The content of the Master’s course is articulated as follows:

  • 7 teaching modules ( 40 CFU, University Credits ), corresponding to 320 hours of lessons (120 hours taught at distance and 200 hours in class), and to 680 hours of personal studying;
  • a 250-hour internship experience ( 15 CFU ), with guided reflection in class ( 25 hours ), personal documentation and re-elaboration of the practical experiences ( 100 hours ).
  • Project work activities, activities and final exam ( 5 CFU ).

1. Sustainability, integral ecology:

  • Climate change, problems and strategies. Air quality
  • Water management: the integrated cycle of water. Water quality.
  • Energy for life: alternative energy sources and waste cycle.
  • Land use: soil management and use
  • Human health: prevention and environmental health risk
  • Biodiversity and natural systems
  • Education: integral ecology

2. Sustainability communication and perception:

  • Strategies and tools of environmental communication
  • Environmental risk communication and prevention
  • Negotiation in conflicts
  • Pedagogical research for the environment

3. Governance for sustainability and resilience

  • Environmental policy. Environmental policy and law
  • Environmental sociology and territorial development
  • Smart city: urban systems and urban planning
  • Resilience management. Institutional processes of sustainable development
  • European project planning. Education and evaluation

4. Circular economy and sustainable business:

  • Green and circular economy: growth and innovation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: company and education
  • Voluntary instruments (audit, environmental certification, sustainability balance sheet)
  • Economy and business organization
  • Green jobs: human research education and generational agreement

5. Green marketing and new lifestyles:

  • Green capability and responsible marketing
  • Social and environmental ethic
  • sustainable mobility
  • sharing economy and new lifestyle education
  • fundraising, sustainability education

6. Food management:

  • Food safety and food quality
  • Food security, food waste, sustainable diets and food consumption
  • Agribusiness and supply chain sustainability
  • Cooperation and competitiveness
  • Food education

7. Sustainable turism and territorial branding:

  • Tourism policies overview
  • Place branding and development of a territorial integrated plan
  • Local products: typicality and identity. Participatory processes, experiencial tourism
  • Environmental education, sustainable and accessible turism
  • Territorial communication and promotion: case studies

Organisation of the Master

The lectures  will be given usually in Brescia at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart. The subjects will be taught by university lecturers and by particularly qualified professionals which are recognised as privileged witnesses in the fields of interest to the Master.

The lectures will begin In January 2017.

The Master includes stage activities, as well as laboratories, the elaboration of a final essay and the preparation for the final exam.  

The attendance is compulsory. Absences are admitted up to 35% for each of the mentioned didactical activities.

Final Degree

Those who will have completed the expected educational itinerary and who will obtain positive results for the final evaluations, will be awarded the first level Master’s Degree in

Environmental management and communication. Education, green jobs, circular economy

Career prospects

Those who possess the Master Degree in

Environmental management and communication. Education, green jobs, circular economy

will be able to operate within:

  • Environmental development projects aimed at innovation and sustainability
  • Environmental strategy coordination and communication projects
  • Environmental resilience governance projects
  • Research projects for new sustainability standards
  • Public and private policy and strategy definition to manage and communicate sustainability

Those who possess the Master Degree will be able to operate within private and public enterprises and institutions, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, service and consultancy companies.

Scientific Director

Prof. Pierluigi Malavasi, Scientific Director

Scientific Board

Dr. Ilaria Beretta, Researcher in economical politics
Prof. Pier Sandro Cocconcelli, Full Professor of Microbiology
Prof. IvoIavicoli, Associate Professor of Occupational Medicine
Prof. Marco Lombardi, Associate Professor or Sociology and Risk and crisis management
Prof. Pierluigi Malavasi, Full Professor of General Pedagogy
Prof. Mario Molteni, Full Professor of Business Economics
Prof. Stefano Pareglio, Associate Professor of Environmental Economics
Dr. Alessandra Vischi, Researcher in General and Social Pedagogy
Prof. Roberto Zoboli, Full Professor in Political Economy