School - School of Environment & Life Sciences
Subject area - Environment
Start Dates(s): September; January
One year full-time
Two years part-time
- Study a broad MSc with options to focus on environmental sustainability, geographies of sustainability and many more areas in the field including planning, food security and more
- Research-led teaching by international experts in the field of sustainability, free field trip opportunities [£25 administration fee applies]
- Particularly strong growth within this sector - sustainability is at the forefront of global and national debates, with employers viewing qualifications providing skill sets around this topic as highly sought after
- Part-time study option
- International students can apply
New course for September 2018Proposed Course: The following course is proposed for entry from September 2018 and an overview of the course content is given below. This is not, as yet, fully confirmed.
Sustainability is a broad and interdisciplinary field involving challenges related to improving human welfare, environmental quality, resource and food security, urban planning and beyond. With cities expanding and the world’s population reaching 9.7 billion by 2050, this field is being viewed as increasingly important and career opportunities are vast.
This course allows you to explore the field in a variety of ways: choosing an environmental, geographical or mixed pathway and touching on contemporary themes from food security to urban planning and beyond.
Teaching on this course is informed by research drawing on the international work being carried out with colleagues in Africa, North America and other parts of the world. In addition you will gain both theoretical and practical experience - fieldtrip opportunities form an important part of this course, allowing you to experience sustainability first hand. Ultimately this MSc is perfectly positioned to allow you to seize upon the burgeoning sustainability sector.
Course content ensures that graduates of this MSc will be equipped with the knowledge and skillset to explore many career opportunities including roles such as sustainability officer, environmental consultant, ecosystems specialist, project officer, military sustainability officer, governmental researcher, geotechnical assistant, ranger and public health intelligence officer. Additionally there are opportunities in teaching and for PhD study.
Core modules may include:
- Understanding Sustainability (30 credits)
- Resource Security (15 credits)
- Research and Professional Practice (30 credits)
- Planning and Policies of Urban Environments (15 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)
Then you will either study two 15 credit modules which may include:
- GIS (15 credits)
- Geographies of Sustainability (15 credits)
OR you can choose to study one 30 credit module which may include:
- Techniques for Environmental Assessment and Management (30 credits)
- Energy, Resources and Sustainability (30 credits)