Undergraduate study - 2023 entry
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Subject area: Sustainability

Why choose Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh?

  • We are in the top 20 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2021.

  • The University has an outstanding record of world-leading research and teaching in a wide range of approaches to sustainability from across the natural and social sciences.

  • In the UK, we are ranked 4th for Natural Sciences, 6th for Environmental Studies and Earth & Marine Sciences, and 7th for Geography in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.

  • You can engage with sustainability issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives – natural science, social science or a combination of the two which allows you to choose the programme most relevant for you.

  • The University has been ranked 29th in the world for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) impact in the THE Impact Rankings.

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Introducing Sustainability

Are you passionate about the planet?

Do you want to:

  • tackle climate change?
  • find solutions that futureproof societies and the planet?
  • build a just and sustainable future for us all?

Our world faces numerous challenges including:

  • global climate change
  • depleting natural resources
  • a growing global population

Here at the University of Edinburgh, we have a range of degree programmes designed to enable you to take on the global challenges of today to create a better tomorrow.

You will join the next generation of climate innovators and leaders already embracing sustainability practices. You will do this by studying how we use natural, social and economic resources to meet our needs today - without compromising the needs of future generations.

With your help, we can build a sustainable future for all.

Our University community is making its mark upon the world through research, innovation, ideas and actions. By learning with us you too can play your part in our transition to a more sustainable society.