Taught course

Sustainable Development

Institution
University of Surrey · Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

In the wake of the 2015 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, our MSc Sustainable Development provides you with the knowledge to help organisations move towards a greener future. This MSc examines the societal transformations required to tackle the climate emergency, protect the environment, and shift towards sustainable consumption and production.

This course is run by our Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES) – an inter-disciplinary centre for forward-thinking environmental and sustainability-related research and postgraduate teaching.

Sustainable development graduates are equipped to tackle the strategic challenges being faced by companies, individuals and governments and implement the changes required to protect our planet.

Questioning what you thought you knew about sustainability and the environment, we’ll inspire you to face some of society’s biggest sustainability challenges.

We’ll provide insight into the latest thinking in numerous important areas, covering the essentials needed to analyse the relationship between environmental issues and human society. As part of this approach, you’ll evaluate political, socio-economic, ethical, cultural and regulatory frameworks, and acquire an understanding of the theory and application of sustainable development, while developing a sensitive appreciation of the issues surrounding it.

This course will enable you to hear from external speakers from industry, government and NGOs who are active in establishing sustainable development. It also provides a route to the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment graduate membership.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent)

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@surrey.ac.uk
Phone
01483 682 222