Masters | Postgraduate Course - Sustainable Development MSc Course Details within University of Exeter

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Course Fees
Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £10,900 full-time; £5,450 part-time. International: £20,600 full-time
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Sustainable Development MSc

Study Details

MSc: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Our MSc Sustainable Development takes a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to exploring the economic, environmental, and social issues surrounding sustainability policy. We take a practical and problem-based approach to learning, focusing on both the study of sustainable development and its implementation in a range of professional contexts. This balance between theory and its application is designed to enhance your career and employment prospects.

Module details

The programme provides you with the opportunity to focus your study by choosing two optional modules on a named pathway, as detailed below. The pathways are not compulsory, and you are free to choose your 45 additional credits from the range of optional modules available.

Pathway 1: Environment, Human Health and Wellbeing comprises optional modules HPDM029 and HPDM030.
Pathway 2: Environmental Change comprises optional modules GEOM363B and HUMM011.
Pathway 3: Sustainability and Governance comprises optional modules GEOM166 and GEOM167.
Pathway 4: Managing Complex Systems comprises optional modules GEOM247 and GEOM165.

Compulsory modules

GEOM157     Dissertation     90
GEOM163     Transdisciplinary Methods for Sustainability Science     15
GEOM164     Perspectives on Sustainable Development     15
HPDM083P     Project Design     15

Optional modules

BIOM4025     Statistical Modelling     15
GEOM363B     Themes in Climate Change     15
HPDM029     Nature, Health and Wellbeing     15
HPDM030     Environmental Science and Population Health     15
HUMM011     Heritage and Environmental Change     15
GEOM165     Marine and Coastal Sustainability     15
GEOM166     Democracy, Sustainability and Citizenship     15
GEOM167     Policy and Governance for Sustainability     15
GEOM172     Independent Work-based Learning     15
GEOM247     Transforming Energy Systems     15

Entry Requirements

We usually require a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

The interdisciplinary and applied nature of the MSc Sustainable Development enables you to pursue a range of career opportunities once you have graduated. Through our practice-based approach to learning we aim to provide plentiful opportunities for you to engage and make professional contact with potential employers throughout the programme.