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

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Sustainable Development MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time, 60 months part-time

Why choose this course

As our world rapidly progresses, how can we better protect our planet?

In the wake of the 2015 United Nations’ Sustainability Development Goals, our MSc in Sustainable Development gives you the knowledge to help organisations towards a greener future.

Our MSc in Sustainable Development is run by our Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES) – a centre for forward-thinking environmental and sustainability-related research and postgraduate teaching. 

CES accommodates a wide range of disciplines dedicated to resolving environmental problems, and this course will prepare you to join a new generation of environment and sustainability professionals ready to tackle the strategic challenges ahead.

What you will study

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

We also provide insight into the latest thinking in numerous important areas, covering the tools essential for analysing the relationship between environmental issues and human society. As part of this approach, you will evaluate political, socio-economic, ethical, cultural and regulatory frameworks. You will acquire a sensitive appreciation of the issues surrounding sustainable development and an understanding of the theory and application of sustainable development.

Our course also gives you the opportunity to hear from a wide variety of external speakers from industry, government and NGOs who are active in establishing sustainable development. They’ll provide you with real insights into their organisations. 

It is also worth noting that our course provides a route to the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment graduate membership.

Module details

Year 1 (full-time)

  • DISSERTATION (CES) Compulsory Year-long
  • CORPORATE, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY Compulsory
  • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND SOCIETY Optional
  • FOUNDATIONS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Compulsory
  • LIFE CYCLE THINKING AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY Optional
  • SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS Compulsory
  • TRANSITIONS TO A LOW CARBON ECONOMY Optional
  • ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS Compulsory
  • ENVIRONMENTAL AUDITING AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Optional
  • ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Optional
  • INTERNSHIP: INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT Optional
  • LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT Optional
  • THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Optional

Optional modules for Year 1 - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7
 
Students are to take four optional modules.

Entry Requirements

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

Relevant work experience may also be considered.