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Distance degree programs for Adults & Professionals.

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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Business & Media

Sustainable Development via distance learning


This Doctor Ph.D. Degree of sustainable development deals with the human, social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainability, so that any present development does not compromise the ability and resources of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainability goals address global challenges, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, recycled materials, renewable resources, peace and justice.


Academic Supervisor : Nadège Noële Ango-Obiang
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...


The Doctor Ph.D. Degree online via distance learning offers students the highest level of specialization a discipline can offer. More info...

* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.


Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)


45 ... 72 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).


"Sometimes a big change in life is the result of decisions that seem insignificant when we take them." William Martin, BIU CEO.

Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...



Faculty of Business & Media via distance learning


Faculty of Business & Media



Doctor Ph.D. Degree

Sustainable Development via distance learning


45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.


+ 54 Academic credits - Sustainable Development Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.



+ 54 Academic credits: Sustainable Development Online


BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):

You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...


Postgraduate level continuing education course.
Previous knowledge in this field of study is required.


601SUS - Social Welfare
602SUS - Land Use Planning
603SUS - Environmental Impact
604SUS - Housing & Community Facilities
605SUS - Human Habitat
606SUS - Climate Change
607SUS - Alternative Energies
608SUS - Nonprofit Global Organizations - NGOs
609SUS - Third World & Developing Nations
610SUS - Water & Air Quality
611SUS - Sustainability
612SUS - Circular Economy
613SUS - Economic Development
614SUS - Health Program Planning
615SUS - Sustainable Development
616SUS - Urban Development
617SUS - Community & Social Development
More info...


Bibliography: Sustainable Development via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Business & Media from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Circular Economy.


Research work resources and network - Doctor - Sustainable Development:


ABRADESA - Associação Brasileira de Desenvolvimento Sustentável da Amazônia
ABRAPS - Associação Brasileira dos Profissionais pelo Desenvolvimento Sustentável
ACESSO - Associação Cultural de Estudos Sociais e Sustentabilidade
ADESAF - Associação de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social às Famílias
ADESP - Associação para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável Participativo
ADSRS - Asociación para el Desarrollo Sostenible y la Responsabilidad Social
AECID - Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo
AIARD - Association for International Agriculture & Rural Development
ALADI - Asociación Latinoamericana de Integración
ALIDE - Asociación Latinoamericana de Instituciones Financieras para el Desarrollo
ASA - Asociación Sostenibilidad y Arquitectura
AVDD - Association des Volontaires du Développement Durable
CDFA - Community Development Finance Association
CDSI - Community Development Society International
CEPAL - Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
CFSD - Centre for Sustainable Design
CLAD - Centro Latinoamericano de Administracion para el Desarrollo
DDF - Développement Durable en France
ESDN - European Sustainable Development Network
FBDS - Fundação Brasileira para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável
FEDD - Fédération Européenne pour l'Éthique et le Développement Durable
FSD - Federation For Sustainable Development
GFSD - Global Federation For Sustainable Development
IACD - International Association for Community Development
IARUD - International Association for Rural and Urban Development
IASDM - International Association for Sustainable Development and Management
IAVE - International Association for Volunteer Effort
ICSD - International Conference on Sustainable Development
IED - Institute of Economic Development
IFPSD - International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development
IISD - International Institute for Sustainable Development
IOSD - International Organization for Sustainable Development
ISDRS - International Sustainable Development Research Society
ISDS - International Society for Development and Sustainability
ODN - Organization Development Network
OSDI - Organization for Social Development Initiatives
PTAS - Plataforma Tecnológica de Agricultura Sostenible
RAD - Réseau Agriculture Durable
SDSN - Sustainable Development Solutions Network
SOLIDAIRE - Portail  pour des Projet Humanitaire et Solidaire
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
WASD - World Association for Sustainable Development
WBCSD - World Business Council For Sustainable Development
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Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional. Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...



+ 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).



Admission requirements: Doctor - Sustainable Development

Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...


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Learning outcomes: Doctor - Sustainable Development


The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...


EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.

The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Sustainable Development. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Sustainable Development to different Business & Media decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...


EQF LEVEL 7. Advanced knowledge and critical thinking.
Outcome resulting from written critical thinking and its applicability to problem solving.

The student will contrast and evaluate the learned material with his/her own knowledge and experience to express an opinion about Sustainable Development, to consider the practical application of the key concepts, and to argue the conclusions along the written report. Personal judgments and opinion should be based on sound criteria and must be clearly discussed. More info...



BIU adapts each Distance Learning Higher Education degree program to the needs of each student. More info...



Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Business & Media

Sustainable Development Online


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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Sustainable Development


Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online via distance learning


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