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Stellenbosch University Diploma in Sustainable Development​​
Stellenbosch University

Diploma in Sustainable Development​​

Stellenbosch, South Africa

3 Years


Full time

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ZAR 61,132 / per year



​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Diploma in Sustainable Development is a comprehensive three-year undergraduate programme that equips students with focused knowledge and practical skills in sustainability and social entrepreneurship.

Sustainability and Entrepreneurship for social and Economic justice

​​The world is undergoing significant transformations that are shaped by disruptions like artificial intelligence and global challenges like climate change and pandemics. The Diploma will help you prepare for the rapidly changing 'future of work' with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in:

  • Sustainable design methodologies
  • Ecological intelligence and systems thinking
  • Facilitation and leadership
  • Small business management
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Strategic communication and presentation skills
  • Sustainability reporting

The interlinked modules in this programme will nurture your entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial skills, empowering you to create opportunities or drive innovation within established organisations.

Real-World Learning Adventures and Active Learning

Our praxis hub for in-person learning is at the Sustainability Institute in the Lynedoch eco-village. Through place-based learning and field trips, we actively engage with real-world scenarios. You will learn through projects, simulations, and hands-on experiences so that your learning extends beyond the classroom into the realms where change truly happens. Watch the videos below to get a sense of our learning spaces and our teaching approach.

Community for Change

Learn from experienced facilitators, expert guest lecturers and your peers who bring their invaluable insights and experiences to the table. Through engaging discussions, idea exchanges, and storytelling, we inspire each other to think differently. Build your professional network through internship opportunities and classroom engagement. ​​

Are you ready to unlock your potential as a catalyst for sustainable development?

Join the Diploma in Sustainable Development and embark on a transformative educational journey that will empower you to shape a better future.​​



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