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Ensuring the environmental sustainability of society is the major challenge facing humanity in the 21st century.
How can the needs of the world’s growing population be met without threatening the ecological processes that support human well-being? How can the economy and energy systems be restructured to combat climate change? What policies foster sustainability? How can the necessary changes in the behaviour of organisations and individuals be promoted? This MSc programme explores these and related questions.
A UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in a biological, environmental or physical science, geography, social science or other relevant subject. Due to the focus, business-related degrees are, unfortunately, not suitable for entry.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
Detailed advice for international students is available here:
In this programme, leading academics encourage you to think across different disciplines to blend scientific, socio-economic and policy perspectives for a stronger understanding of sustainability and how it can be achieved.
This wider perspective is an advantage for organisations that promote sustainable development or seek to reduce our effect on the environment.
This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Environment & Society Academy.
This programme consists of six taught courses, studied over two semesters.
You will also undertake a research project leading to a dissertation of up to 20,000 words.
Recommended optional courses may include:
Students will be equipped to:
This programme trains you for a wide range of roles within environmental consultancy, national and local government, non-profit organisations, education or research. Your choice of courses and your dissertation project can be tailored towards your chosen career path.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Aug 21, 2013