Study Sustainable Development in United Kingdom

Study Sustainable Development in United Kingdom

Studying Sustainable Development

Sustainability refers to the ability of a system to operate continuously, without using up resources, in a viable, need-fulfilling manner. It involves the development of a sustainable human society, from all perspectives: environment, economy, industry, business, agriculture, etc. Sustainable development degrees aim at educating professionals involved in management, policy-making and governance to conduct their work in a manner that takes into consideration multiple factors for the future.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

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183 Sustainable Development Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.Sc. Development Administration and Planning

This MSc equips students with the analytical, methodological and practical expertise needed to positively contribute to development in countries with which they are actively involved. Students acquire the tools necessary to respond to a diverse range of problems including productive capacity, intersectoral integration, economic and social diversification, and self-sufficiency.

The Bartlett Development Planning Unit
M.Sc. Global Sustainable Cities

This innovative programme focuses on tackling major urban opportunities and issues. The Global Sustainable Cities course from University of Strathclyde provides you with the skills and understanding to become a leader in the design and delivery of sustainable city strategies.

M.Sc. Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century

By studying Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century at the University of Warwick you will gain a combination of practical skills and academic understanding to develop a critical and creative mindset. You will learn the principles of crop production and the latest advances in plant pathology, integrated pest management and soil health.

School of Life Sciences
M.Sc. Learning for Sustainability

This MSc in Learning for Sustainability from The University of Edinburgh is an opportunity to study international educational responses to global issues and benefit from Scotland’s position as one of the leading countries in the world in this field.

M.Sc. Development Studies

The MSc Development Studies programme’s emphasis on transferable analytical skills has been of great benefit to the many graduates who have returned to, or taken up, professional careers in development in international organisations, government agencies and non-government organisations. This programme is offered by SOAS University of London.

Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Ecological Economics

Many of the most serious environmental and social problems that we face can be traced to root causes in our economic system. On this MS Ecological Economics programme offered by the University of Leeds, you will develop an understanding of how economic activity gives rise to environmental and social problems, and be introduced to the main tools to tackle them.

M.Sc. Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design

The results of unsustainable human development in the 21st century are evident as climate change, species extinction, pollution, poverty and inequality become inescapable global realities. The next big challenge for society is to transform our economy to incorporate the principles of sustainability. This presents an exciting opportunity to rethink, redesign and rebuild a positive future for business practice.

Department of Life Sciences
MRes Urban Energy Technology and Policy MRes

Our programme focuses on UK policy environment whilst being well-situated within international energy challenges. Our aim is to provide a wide, cross-scale and integral understanding of energy in cities and sub-cities scales.

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
M.Sc. Sustainability and Business

The Sustainability and Business at University of Leeds is ideal if you wish to develop corporate responsibility strategies and enhance an organisation’s social and environmental contributions. It can also lead you to careers in government or non-governmental organisations working in partnership with, or trying to influence business practice.

M.Sc. Sustainability & Environmental Change

This is one of a suite of postgraduate courses aimed at the next generation of sustainability professionals. Students from different pathways work together on key issues of economy, society and environment. You will explore the roles of regulatory practice and governance, and technological and behavioural change in moving towards a low-carbon, less resource-profligate society. Understanding the climate change agenda and how to respond is a central theme.

M.A. Peace & Development

Make a positive difference to the lives of people around the world, addressing the global challenges of poverty and violence by linking theory and practice. Our course is an opportunity to develop your awareness of the relationships between peace, conflict resolution and development, both locally and internationally.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
M.Sc. Environmental and Business Management

This one-year Environmental and Business Management course from Bangor University is intended for students with a keen interest in integrating environmental management with business practices.

School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography
M.Sc. Sustainability Engineering - Diploma, Certificate

Sustainability Engineering concerns responsible use of the world's finite natural resources in a manner which will not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This requires Engineers to make optimum use of energy and materials, to mitigate any associated environmental impacts, and to fully embrace concepts such as life cycle analysis, disassembly and recycling within the design process.

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
M.Sc. Sustainable Resources

This Sustainable Resources programme at University College London (UCL) offers you a unique opportunity to understand and to learn how to analyse and manage the sustainable exploitation of mineral and natural resources, throughout the economy.

Institute of Sustainable Resources
M.A. Sustainable Development

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Sustainable Development programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Biology
M.Sc. Concrete Structures and Sustainable Development

The Concrete Structures courses provide training in the design, analysis and assessment of concrete structures including bridges and buildings. They are designed to cover a broad spectrum of structural engineering issues and their impact on reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. All our MSc courses are career-orientated and cover both theoretical background and practical design considerations. Lectures are given mainly by full-time staff but important contributions are made by visiting professors and guest lecturers who are eminent industrialists. Many of our students continue their studies to undertake research towards a PhD.

M.A. Development Journalism

MA Development Journalism is an interdisciplinary course offered jointly by London South Bank University’s School of Arts and Creative Industries and School of Law and Social Sciences. It brings together our established expertise in Development Studies with our industry-informed provision in journalism education.

M.A. Sustainable Design

MA Sustainable Design engages you in rethinking the parameters of good design in an unsustainable age. This course introduces new ways to contribute to a dynamic and emerging field, and helps you innovate dynamic, and sustainable solutions, through design. Working alongside thought-leaders in ecology, psychology, design and business, this course gives you the knowledge, skills and confidence to focus your practice, and become a more effective agent of change.

Faculty of Arts and Architecture
M.Sc. Tourism, Heritage & Sustainability

The Tourism, Heritage & Sustainability programme from University of Glasgow uses academic approaches from the social sciences and the arts to investigate key themes. These include motivation, impacts, sustainable development, cultural and natural heritage, interpretation and management within this field.

School of Social and Political Sciences
M.Sc. Economics for Public Policy

All students on our Economics for Public Policy programme graduate with a strong understanding of macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics; this programme combines those elements with detailed, specialist knowledge on public policy.

M.Sc. Development Finance

We equip you with the necessary skills to make a meaningful contribution to policy formulation and implementation, by focusing on financial development, policy and financial management, with specific reference to developing countries.

School of Environment and Development
M.Sc. Reproduction and Development

The Reproduction and Development programme from University of Bristol makes extensive use of the internet to provide a comprehensive theoretical foundation in the areas of human reproduction and development.

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
M.A. Town & Regional Planning

This course will help you become a spatial planning expert - you will be able to advise clients on the use of land, and understand local authority controls relating to many aspects of policy such as transportation, communities, the environment and quality of the built environment.

Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology
M.Sc. Hydrology and Sustainable Development

Hydrology is concerned with assessment of the natural distribution of water in time and space, and with evaluating the impact of manmade changes on the distribution and quality of this water. The Hydrology and Sustainable Development course is offered at Imperial College London.

M.A. Sustainable Architecture

In response to today’s climate change, this course aims to satisfy the demand for new skills in the areas of environmental sustainability and low carbon building design. It will enable you to engage in current debates on the generation of sustainable architecture within our cities. You will examine the complexities inherent in creating well-designed sustainable settlements and get the opportunity to produce your own sustainable designs.

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
M.Sc. Developmental Psychology

Lancaster is one of the largest centres for developmental psychology research in the world. This programme provides students with knowledge of advanced methods, analytical techniques, theories and major findings across a range of areas.

Department of Psychology
M.Sc. Soil Mechanics and Sustainable Development

The Soil Mechanics and Sustainable Development programme at Imperial College London explores the properties of soils and soft rocks in relation to civil engineering, the theory of geomechanics and practical geotechnical engineering.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
M.Sc. Climate Change Impacts and Sustainability

Climate Change Impacts and Sustainability - This is a multi-school, interdisciplinary programme that explores the likely impacts of global climate change on society and the wider environment and to instil the skills to develop creative and evidenced solutions.

Department of Life Sciences
M.Sc. Agriculture for Sustainable Development

This programme is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in agriculture and sustainable development in the private sector, research, NGO or government communities. It provides a firm grounding in research methods applicable to the study of sustainable agriculture and the intellectual tools for understanding sustainable agriculture systems. The courses combine theoretical approaches and empirically based learning from case studies of real projects and agricultural scenarios.

Natural Resources Institute
M.Sc. Sustainable Development (Climate Change and Risk Management)

Our MSc Sustainable Development (Climate Change and Environment),The University of Exeter, is designed to respond to this emerging agenda, approaching the subject from a holistic and multi-disciplinary perspective. This approach is critical: sustainable development covers inter-related economic, environmental and social issues.

College of Life and Environmental Sciences
M.Sc. Regeneration for Practitioners

Regeneration is concerned with the physical, social, environmental and economic development of communities. It is central to the work of a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector agencies, including local authorities, registered social landlords and community based agencies. Regeneration provides a central role in creating sustainable communities.

Department of Geography and Development Studies
M.Sc. Sustainable Buildings and Environments

This new Sustainable Buildings and Environments programme offered by the Newcastle University will enable you to gain proficiency in designing sustainable buildings and built environments. You will be set the challenge of designing to reduce the carbon footprint, without compromising the socio-cultural and economic significance of your architectural designs.

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
M.Sc. Innovation for Sustainable International Development

The World Bank and other influential international agencies increasingly talk about sustainable development in terms of ‘inclusive green growth’. Yet different aspects of economic growth, greening and inclusiveness may be at odds with each other. Strategies to reconcile these three aspects of sustainable development are rapidly becoming a 21st-century imperative.

M.A. Environment, Development and Policy (2016 Entry)

Can the world combat poverty and environmental degradation at the same time? How do we deliver a green economy? Is continued economic growth compatible with sustainability? Answers to these key questions facing the world require a deep understanding of the relationship between environment, development and the world of politics and policy which shapes how sustainable development is.

M.Sc. Aquaculture: Sustainable Aquaculture

As part of the highly flexible method of learning, the following degree outcomes are offered, all of which offer a route to an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate qualification. All students will register for the degree in Sustainable Aquaculture in the first instance and be given the opportunity to change degree outcome at the end of the Foundation modules. All avenues to achieving your qualification are possible on a full-time or discontinuous basis to fit with your individual needs.

Institute of Aquaculture
LL.M. International Law and Sustainable Development

In a world facing unique economic, environmental and social challenges of a scale not seen before, promoting sustainable development has become a pressing priority. The course will give you a solid grounding in the structures, rules and principles of aspects of public international law that impact on sustainable development.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Sustainable and Efficient Food Production

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to help agriculture to meet the challenges of the 21st century! This Sustainable and Efficient Food Production MSc centres on increasing efficiency and reducing environmental impact within the extensive pasture-based production sector.

M.Sc. Population and Development

This challenging and thought-provoking programme will bring you up to date with current global issues about the relationships between development and population. It is aimed at outstanding individuals who want to understand, and engage in, debates and issues such as: Is poverty the main cause of rapid population growth?

Department of Social Policy
M.A. Urban Regeneration and Development

The regeneration and development of cities provides the focus for this MSc. We provide you with a range of intellectual and professional skills or practice in urban regeneration and development in both public and private sectors, including local authorities and central government bodies, local regeneration partnerships, regeneration consultancies and private developers.

School of Environment and Development
M.Sc. Human Resource Management/ Development

The Human Resource Management/ Development programme at University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) is intended for those with little or no work experience since graduation. Depending upon your option module choices and dissertation topic you may graduate with either an MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) or an MSc in Human Resource Development (HRD).

M.Sc. Housing Studies

The Housing Studies programme at the University of Glasgow allows you to examine the national and international contexts for the development of housing systems, policies and practices, and provides a framework for discussing the development, financing, and management of housing with an emphasis on social rented housing in the United Kingdom.

School of Social and Political Sciences
M.Sc. Leadership for Sustainable Rural Development

Sustainable rural development involves challenging the disparities between rural and urban areas, protecting the countryside and sustaining local services. This innovative Leadership for Sustainable Rural Development Masters programme at Queen's University Belfast promotes leadership and embraces action-based, experiential learning, facilitated through a series of lectures, work placements and group projects.

M.Sc. International Spatial Planning

The International Spatial Planning programme offered by Newcastle University is an exciting and demanding course that is ideal if you want to work in spatial planning from an international perspective.

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
M.Sc. Sustainable Development

This programme provides the essential tools for analysis of the relationship between environmental issues and human society in order to make informed decisions. As part of this approach, you will evaluate political, socio-economic, ethical, cultural and regulatory frameworks.

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Postgrad.Cert. UK Planning & Practice

This is a course that adapts to your lifestyle - you will study via online learning, using learning materials provided by our University. We provide you with a sound understanding of the procedures and methods of town and country planning in the UK, and to some extent Ireland - developing an appreciation of who does what, why and how

Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology
M.Sc. Future Food Sustainability (PgDip/ PgCert)

This MSc in Future Food Sustainability (PgDip/ PgCert) course from Cranfield University aims to provide a detailed critical awareness of the risks, challenges and opportunities of providing a sustainable supply of sufficient food to the world’s population, as we move into the future.

Environmental Technology
Master Environment & Development

The Environment & Development programme from King's College London provides a framework for the understanding of environmental issues and development problems in Asia, Africa and Latin America and provides relevant regional case studies to exemplify the problems raised.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.A. Globalisation, Business and Development

The global economy is experiencing an unprecedented shift in economic power from West to East, rapid technological transformation amid increasing turbulence and deep in-equalities between and within countries. This MA provides an in-depth understanding of these issues through an innovative mix of teaching methods, combining conventional lectures and workshops as well as interactions with people from business, the public sector, NGOs and international organisations.

M.A. Agriculture and Rural Development

The MA Agriculture and Rural Development programme from University of East Anglia is unique for its focus on the dynamic interactions between local livelihoods in rural areas and agriculture understood as a globalised industry. It advances an interdisciplinary perspective on linkages between global national and local level processes shaping agriculture and rural development by integrating knowledge from the social sciences economics and natural resource studies.

School of International Development
M.Sc. Town Planning

This course is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Our delivery is made richer as a result of our direct engagement with the RTPI and the RICS, along with the Town and Country Planning Association and the Royal Geographic Society, as well as with agencies, local authorities, the UK government and EU advisory bodies.

School Environment and Technology
M.Sc. Developmental Psychology

The MSc Developmental Psychology focuses on the social, emotional and cognitive development of children and is designed for graduates and practising psychologists who wish to acquire a specialism in child development.