Undergraduate study - 2025 entry
Edinburgh: Extraordinary futures await.

Subject area: Sustainability

Why choose Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh?

  • We are ranked 22nd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2024.

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

  • The University is ranked 15th in the world and 3rd in the UK in the QS World University Rankings for Sustainability 2024.

  • We are ranked 4th in the UK for natural sciences, 6th in the UK for Earth and marine sciences, and 6th in the UK for environmental studies in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024.

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

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Introducing Sustainability

Are you passionate about the planet?

Do you want to:

  • tackle climate change?
  • find solutions that future-proof 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.