Entry requirements

All applicants are considered individually on merit although we usually require a 2:1 honours degree. No specific subjects are required. The programme has been designed to allow students from a wide range of backgrounds to immerse themselves in a transformative educational experience. No science, mathematics, or engineering prerequisites are requir



Months of entry

September

Course content

Our impacts on the Earth system are at such a scale that we have become a geological force. If we are to not just survive but flourish, we urgently need to create robust and practical solutions to a set of interacting global challenges. These challenges span countries, regions, and academic disciplines. For example: the challenge to establish food, water, and energy security for a global population increasing towards 9 billion by the middle of this century; the urgent need to halt the rapid decline in biodiversity; the required sudden decrease of greenhouse gas emissions in order to avoid dangerous climate change. While diverse, the common thread that links these and other challenges is that these are all ultimately a challenge of systems.

The programme has been designed to allow students from a wide range of backgrounds to immerse themselves in a transformative educational experience. No science, mathematics, or engineering prerequisites are required. Upon graduation, you will have the experience and skills to become an agent of change for a sustainable future.

As a student you will benefit from:

  • Applying your learning to real-world challenges and so operating in a complex problem space. You will receive training on systems thinking and the opportunity to practice how your learning is engaged within wider social, economic, and policy debates
  • Residential learning experiences which provide an opportunity for immersive learning of fundamental skills and approaches to understanding and solving challenges
  • Opportunities to undertake a work placement or research projects within an organisation as an alternative to a traditional academic dissertation
  • Your learning being informed by the latest research undertaken by world-leading scholars and research-led teaching of Global Systems Institute community


Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,900 (full-time) £5,450 (part-time)
International students
£21,100 (full time)

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
pg-ad@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1392 725818