Taught course


University of Lincoln · Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology

Entry requirements

This is a multidisciplinary MSc, so applicants with 2:1 degree or above in environmental, agri-food or biological sciences, planning, engineering, business, law, geography, politics, and sociology will be considered.

Applicants with other academic backgrounds who clearly explain their sustainability related motivation and any relevant work experience may also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Sustainability is a cross-cutting theme found in a wide range of sectors, including those such as food production, farming, chemical production, construction, and retail, as well as at a policy level. The need for sustainable development is becoming increasingly important throughout the UK and globally, and organisations are now reflecting this in the decisions they make and the policies they put in place. To achieve these goals, a new generation of sustainability specialists are needed to support companies, public services, and non-profit organisations to identify and implement policies and strategies to manage the resources they use and the waste they generate.

The MSc Sustainability programme aims to offer a broad range of topics, which enable you to develop both the technical knowledge of the subject, as well as the leadership and business skills necessary to embed sustainable practices, develop sustainable products and services, and to implement change. This programme is designed to promote a broad understanding of the topic, through real-life related assignments to develop core competencies and through a specific personal project to increase your employability across a range of sectors including housing, the built environment, food and agriculture, energy and water sector, retail, policy, and manufacturing.

Information for international students

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.


Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page.


If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.


Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

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

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