Taught course

Environmental Science for Sustainability

King's College London

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree with preference given to geography, natural sciences (such as environmental science, physics, chemistry and biology) and engineering subjects.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Environmental Science for Sustainability programme provides advanced-level training for understanding and applying the principles and practice of environmental science to environmental sustainability challenges. You will be taught the practical skills and theoretical background needed to understand the impact of environmental processes and change on environmental sustainability and sustainable developments across land, water, atmospheric and biospheric realms.

You will be equipped with an extensive and comprehensive tool-kit of advanced practical and analytical skills that can be readily applied to monitoring, modelling, mapping, understanding and managing environmental problems impacting upon, or generated by, your daily work. The programme is offered as a residential MSc (two terms of classes in London followed by an intensive two week period of laboratory and fieldwork) or blended/online (two terms of online classes followed by an intensive two week period of laboratory and fieldwork). It is available full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years). In this way the programme would suit those taking it part time whilst in work, full time residential or full time online with a visit to London in the second semester.

Key Benefits

  • Take part in a programme that is highly practical, dominated by skills learning in the analytical laboratory, computer laboratory and through fieldwork.
  • Gain an up-to-date understanding of the environmental science needed to evaluate environmental change research critically, and identify strengths and weaknesses, and potential business and societal implications, of the science.
  • Develop specialist research skills needed for undertaking environmental assessments and presenting environmental research that tackles environmental sustainability challenges.
  • Learn and apply quantitative research skills including GIS, remote sensing, modelling and monitoring, used to investigate environmental science issues relating to environmental sustainability.
  • Develop independent critical judgment in identifying, analysing and solving problems at an advanced level.
  • Provides cross-cutting skills in communication, analysis and interpretation, evidence-based decision making, problem-solving, leadership, and team working.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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