Taught course

Sustainability and Environmental Studies

University of Strathclyde · Department of Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

Normally a First class or Upper-Second class Honours degree from a UK University (or equivalent Overseas qualification), from all backgrounds: social sciences, arts, engineering, agriculture, forestry, law, humanities, science and business. Although at least an Upper-Second Class honours degree is normally required, slightly lower degree classifications might be considered if there is strength elsewhere (e.g. significant relevant work experience, excellent final project/dissertation). In all cases, for candidates whose first language is not English, documentary evidence of an appropriate level of competency of written and spoken English must be provided. The minimum standards are a IELTS minimum overall band score of 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5). Applicants with slightly lower scores have the opportunity to attend the University's Pre-Sessional English classes to bring them up to the required level.

Months of entry


Course content

Private and public sector organisations need an appropriately trained, highly skilled and environmentally aware workforce to respond to the challenge of sustainable development and climate change. This one year MSc in Sustainability and Environmental Studies has been successfully addressing this need since 1991.

This one-year MSc offers an innovative cross-disciplinary approach to the study of environmental management, policy, and sustainable development. It aims to develop an understanding of the broad theoretical perspectives associated with the decision tools used to apply sustainable development policy and management. Participants will gain an in-depth knowledge of the major environmental issues currently being investigated, monitored and controlled at global, national and local levels and an understanding of the methods and procedures with which environmental considerations and climate change are incorporated into development and planning decisions.

Information for international students

Close links with UN environmental agencies and African/Indian research institutes.

Fees and funding

UK students
3,900; 9,000
International students


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations17
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation33 (16000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Girma Zawdie
+44 (0)141 548 4443