Taught course

Sustainability and Consultancy

University of Leeds · School of Earth and Environment

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Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a natural, environmental, physical, geographical, management or social science subject.

This course is ideal if you have enthusiasm for environmental debate and concern over the future sustainability of human and environmental systems. You are also likely to benefit from this course if you have a background in other disciplines with relevant work experience in the fields of environment and/or development.

Applicants with a 2:2, or equivalent, will be considered on a case by case basis where applicants can demonstrate relevant work experience or aptitude in a relevant specialist field. Graduates from other disciplines and those with professional experience in the sector will also be considered.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information please contact the Admissions Team.

Months of entry


Course content

Prepare yourself for a career in the increasingly relevant field of sustainability consultancy through our hands-on and industry-led Sustainability and Consultancy MSc.

This course aligns closely with the challenges of sustainability and the skills that businesses and organisations need to tackle those challenges, with a strong emphasis on project skills. You will be taught the principles of the field, and have the opportunity to choose sustainability topics which align to your specific interest, as you build up to a focused professional consultancy project in which you will carry out discrete analysis with one of our industry partners.

Specialist modules are delivered by academic staff, practising consultants and other practitioners, giving you exposure to real-life, international case studies with a good understanding of the contemporary project and sustainability management techniques and solutions you will need to become a leader in the field.

Course highlights

  • This is an accredited Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) course and is widely recognised by employers as a real benefit for anyone in a role with environmental responsibility.

  • A major component of this Masters is that you will manage a consultancy project, which is usually in the form of an engagement with a professional organisation. This experience plays a key role in your personal and professional development.

  • Sustainability is an integrated issue across our teaching, rather than separating the environmental, economic and social elements.

  • You will benefit from the School of Earth and Environment’s active research environment as well as our excellent links with industry, ensuring that course content is both research-led and relevant to the industry.

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)113 343 8109