Taught course


University of Southampton · Geography and Environmental Science

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Entry requirements

Applications are assessed on an individual basis and we encourage candidates with alternative qualifications plus relevant experience in the environmental sector to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc Sustainability programme is designed as a research-led, applied interdisciplinary programme that considers sustainability in both developed and developing societies, and addresses critical global challenges. These include: enabling population health and wellbeing in an increasingly stressed planet; delivering food and water to an urbanising world; understanding the present and future development impacts of patterns of settlement, land use and land cover change; understanding the inter-dependencies between people and the planet; preparing for the impact of climate change and weather extremes on people and places.

Taught by research-active world-class academic experts from multidisciplinary backgrounds, the programme equips students with applied skills as well as specialised problem-solving and critical thinking skills in tackling sustainable development issues and offers a solid foundation for developing careers in the public, private and third sectors as well as national and international agencies such as the United Nations, FAO and DFID.

Accredited by the Association of Geographic Information

Information for international students

English language requirements: band 2C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components

Please see the international page

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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