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MSc Environmental Sustainability - 1 Year (Full-time)
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PgDip Environmental Sustainability - 9 Months (Full-time)
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- Address: School of GeoSciences
Centre for the Study of Environmental Change & Sustainability
King's Buildings, West Mains Road
Environmental sustainability is vitally important for all of society, and is a major challenge that faces governments, regions, individuals and, increasingly, corporations.
A UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in a biological, environmental or physical science, geography, social science, economics or other relevant subject.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements. 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 interdisciplinary MSc programme consists of two semesters of taught courses, consisting of lectures, seminars, workshops and visits.
You will also undertake a project leading to a dissertation of up to 20,000 words.
- Principles of Environmental Sustainability
- Management of Sustainable Development
Recommended optional courses may include:
- Applications in Ecological Economics
- Atmospheric Quality and Global Change
- Culture, Ethics and Environment
- Ecosystem Dynamics and Functions
- Energy Policy and Politics
- Environmental Governance
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Forests and Environment
- Foundations in Ecological Economics
- Integrated Resource Management
- Integrated Resource Planning
- International Development
- Land Use/Environmental Interactions
- Participation in Policy and Planning
- Project Appraisal
- Soil Protection and Management
- Sustainability of Food Production
- Waste Reduction and Recycling
- Water Resource Management
Students will be equipped to:
- assess the sustainability of policies, programmes and projects at scales ranging from the local to the global
- analyse environmental problems using knowledge from different disciplines, leading to well-founded and effective solutions
- advocate sustainable development and engage in informed debate on current environmental controversies.
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 Apr 25, 2013