Taught course

Sustainable Development in Practice

Institution
UWE Bristol · Department of Geography and Environmental Management
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

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Months of entry

September

Course content

Businesses, governments and communities are taking on the practical challenges that come with creating a sustainable future. Innovation is a big part of overcoming these challenges thinking differently, and finding new ways to reconcile the needs of people and businesses with those of our planet.

Sustainable development is now a mainstream agenda, with implications for every area of society:

  • Businesses and organisations ensuring sustainability informs every aspect of their operations, from the environmental and social impacts of product design, logistics, manufacturing and waste management, to communicating with shareholders, the workforce and consumers.
  • Governments, policy makers and NGOs to create the frameworks of innovation that will ensure pro-sustainability changes.
  • Individuals making better choices about things like food sourcing and waste, to energy use, transport and buying goods and services.

Employer Enhancing Skills

You'll get to work on live briefs and real world projects, and have invaluable access to the organisations and case studies we offer through UWE Bristol's research activities, and its thriving network of sustainability partners. You will learn to apply your skills and knowledge to enhance your employability.

You'll also benefit from the expertise and experience our multi-disciplinary team brings from consultancy, policy and practice.

"The course's focus on transforming individual behaviour, business practice and wider society will be absolutely crucial to effect change."

Lynne Ceeney, Director of Corporate Sustainability EuMENA, Parsons Brinckerhoff

European Green Capital

You'll be studying in a pro-sustainability setting as Bristol is European Green Capital 2015, and is home to the largest number of environmental organisations outside London. These organisations include sustainability consultancies, sustainable businesses and leading NGOs such as Sustrans, The Soil Association, Forum for the Future and the Centre for Sustainable Energy.

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Information for international students

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Fees and funding

Please see our postgraduate funding pages for information.

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

A highly-topical course that focuses on the urgent challenges organisations, communities and government face in bringing about sustainable change in individual behaviour, business practice and wider society - all studied in the European Green Capital 2015.

Course contact details

Name
UWE Admissions
Email
admissions@uwe.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)117 32 83333