Moray House School of Education and Sport

Programme introduction

Our MSc in Learning for Sustainability prepares dynamic and creative educators, who can inspire their students to take up the challenges of the 21st Century with intelligence and passion.

This programme is currently under review and is not accepting applications

A revised programme is planned to resume in September 2022. Please contact the programme director for initial enquires.

Programme name Learning for Sustainability
Start month Programme is under review and is planned to resume in September 2022
Modes of study MSc (Full-time) 1 yr, MSc (Part-time) 2-6 yrs, PgDip (Full-time ) 9 months, PgDip (Part-time) 2-4 yrs PgCert (Part-time) 1-2 yrs
Director Dr Beth Christie
People learning

Learning for Sustainability is about developing forward-thinking, action-oriented lifelong learners who see our current social and ecological challenges as opportunities for creative and thoughtful engagement.

By attracting a diverse and talented international student body, our innovative programme fosters an inquiry-centred interdisciplinary learning community aimed at exploring the roles pedagogy can play in forming an inspiring and liveable 21st century. Through examining and critically considering the potential of experiential and outdoor learning, environmental education, philosophy, and citizenship education for Learning for Sustainability, you will gain a broad set of skills by which to inspire others to collaborate and take action for a brighter and more promising future.

Who should study our Learning for Sustainability programme?

  • Anyone interested in a career in learning for sustainability
  • Teachers and education professionals
  • Sustainability, environmental, outdoor, community and informal education professionals and policy-makers
  • Third sector education professionals and policy-makers

The programme is taught at weekends and there are three courses available online – Sources of Knowledge, Planning Research and Introduction to Learning for Sustainability. This atypical structure enables those who are working full-time to undertake postgraduate study.


This is a 12-month programme with the taught aspect completing in April and a dissertation submission date in August. 

An indicative calendar is included here to note the block style teaching for the Outdoor Education, Outdoor Environmental & Sustainability Education, and Learning for Sustainability programmes. Please note calendar dates remain indicative only until the note at the beginning of the academic year is removed.