Taught course

Sustainability and Consultancy

University of Leeds · School of Earth and Environment

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 industry-led Sustainability and Consultancy MSc.

Sustainability is a hot topic. We know that we are facing issues such as climate change, problems caused by the production of waste, the loss of biodiversity and many of these can be caused by our industrial and commercial activities.

To meet the challenges of the future, we must address these issues. That’s why businesses and organisations across the world are looking for sustainability experts to help them reduce and mitigate their environmental and social impact.

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'll be taught the principles of the field and have the opportunity to choose sustainability topics, which align to your specific interests, as you build up to a focused professional consultancy project in which you'll carry out discrete analysis with one of our industry partners.

Specialist modules are delivered by academic staff, practicing 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'll need to become a leader in the field.

Why study at Leeds:

  • This Masters degree is accredited by The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.
  • Our School’s globally-renowned research – along with our excellent industry links – help inform the course’s curriculum, ensuring you’re learning the latest innovations in industry.
  • Manage your own consultancy project, usually in the form of an engagement with a professional organisation and build industry experience that’ll play a key role in your personal and professional development.
  • Develop your own links in industry, utilising our network of external partners including consultancy providers such as AECOM, ARUP, Buro Happold, JBA Consulting, Jacobs, ERM, Mott MacDonald and WSP and undertake personal development workshops.
  • Experience expert practical and theoretical teaching, delivered by a programme team made up of industrial partners and academics from the Sustainability Research Institute – one of the largest academic groups of sustainability experts in the world.
  • Enhance your career prospects and join our successful alumni who have pursued careers in related positions, working for reputable corporations such as AECOM, ARUP, WSP Global and Bulb Energy.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)113 343 8109