Masters | Postgraduate Course - Sustainability MSc Course Details within University of Dundee

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Sustainability MSc

Study Details

MSc: 12 months full-time

Training in theory and critical analysis along with practical skills to facilitate the transformations needed to deliver secure low carbon futures.

Sustainability has emerged as one of the defining issues of the 21st century. Achieving enduring and fairer societies requires viable economies, sound science and good governance.  This course provides training in theory and critical analysis along with the practical skills to facilitate the transformations needed to deliver secure low carbon futures.

Module details

MSc Sustainability
Core modules

Semester 1
    Principles of Sustainability (GE51026)
    Research Training and Project Planning (GE51011)

Semester 2
    Transformation for Sustainability (GE52031)

Summer
    Independent Research Project (GE50001)

Optional modules

Semester 1
    International Law of Natural Resources and Energy (CP51007)
    Quantitative Methods (GE51013)
    Freshwater, Wetlands and Ecosystem Services: Science and Society (GE52032)
    Environmental Regulation (LW51115)

Semester 2
    Qualitative Methods (GE52030)
    Research in practice (placement) (GE52030)
    Politics of the Environment and Climate Change (CP52061)
    International Relations and Energy and Natural Resources (CP52008)
    Renewable Energy: Technology, Economics and Policy (CP52063)

MSc in Sustainability and Water Security

Core modules

Semester 1
    Principles of Sustainability (GE51026)
    Research Training and Project Planning (GE51011)

Semester 2
    Transformation for Sustainability (GE52031)

Summer
    Independent Research Project (GE50001)

Optional modules

Semester 1
    Legal Framework for Water Resource Management (LW51145)
    Freshwater, Wetlands and Ecosystem Services: Science and Society (GE52032)
    Quantitative Methods (GE51013)

Semester 2
    International Law of Water Resources (UN50001)
    Politics of the Environment and Climate Change (CP52061)
    Governance and Regulation of Water Services (LW52138)
    Qualitative Methods (GE52030)
    Research in practice (placement) (GE52030)

MSc in Sustainability and the Green Economy
Core modules

Semester 1
    Principles of Sustainability (GE51026)
    Research Training and Project Planning (GE51011)

Semester 2
    Transformation for Sustainability (GE52031)

Summer
    Independent Research Project (GE50001)

Optional modules

Semester 1
    Foundation Accounting (CP52048)
    Energy Economics: The Tools (CP51003)
    Quantitative Methods (GE51013)
    Renewable Energy: Technology, Economics and Policy (CP52063)

Semester 2
    Energy Economics the Issues (CP52002)
    Politics of the Environment and Climate Change (CP52061)
    Freshwater, Wetlands and Ecosystem Services: Science and Society (GE52032)
    International Relations and Energy and Natural Resources (CP52008)
    Qualitative Methods (GE52030)
    Research in practice (placement (GE52030)

MSc in Sustainability: Climate change and Low Carbon Futures
Core modules

Semester 1
    Principles of Sustainability (GE51026)
    Research Training and Project Planning (GE51011)

Semester 2
    Transformation for Sustainability (GE52031)

Summer
    Independent Research Project (GE50001)

Optional modules

Semester 1   
    Context for Sustainable Built Environment (AR51008)
    Energy economics: The Tools (CP51003)
    Downstream Energy Law and Policy-1 (CP51002A)
    Renewable Energy: Technology, Economics and Policy (CP52063)
    Quantitative Methods (GE51013)

Semester 2
    Downstream Energy Law and Policy-2 (CP51002B)
    Politics of the Environment and Climate Change (CP52061)
    Applied Assessment in Neighbourhood Development and Building Design (AR52012)
    Qualitative Methods (GE52030)
    Zero Carbon & Low Energy Housing Development: Challenges, Strategies & Design (AR52007)
    Research in practice (placement (GE52030)

Entry Requirements

A good Honours degree, equivalent to UK standards, preferably at Upper Second Class or above.

Student Destinations

The environmental sector is one of the key growth areas in the global economy and in UK terms is comparable in size to the pharmaceutical and aerospace sectors combined. An MSc in Sustainability is designed to equip our graduates to take up a wide range of careers in policy, practical management, training and research across a spectrum of organisations from local to international and within the public and private sectors.

International Agencies and NGOs
Civil Service
Governmental environmental and conservation agencies (e.g. SNH, SEPA, EA)
Environmental management and policy sectors (private and public sector)
Environmental consultancy
Management consultancy
Public affairs
Built environment sustainability
Local planning authorities
Research and development
Preparation for PhD research