Study Sustainable Development in United Kingdom

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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

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171 Sustainable Development Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.Sc. Waste and Resource Management

The Waste and Resource Management programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. Our MSc Waste and Resource Management will prepare you for a career in the growing environmental and resource management sector, where there is increasing global demand for skilled graduates.

School of Science and Sport
M.Sc. International Development

This interdisciplinary Master's degree in International Development offered by Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics aims to provide a critical and theoretical understanding of the issues, processes and institutions central to global poverty, inequality and development.

Postgraduate courses
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. Sustainability

Training in theory and critical analysis along with practical skills to facilitate the transformations needed to deliver secure low carbon futures. The Sustainability programme is offered by the University of Dundee.  

Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management
M.A. Journalism with Development Studies

MA Journalism with Development Studies at London South Bank University is an interdisciplinary course offered jointly by LSBU'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.Sc. Developmental Linguistics

This Developmental Linguistics programme from The University of Edinburgh will develop your understanding of how knowledge of language changes as people acquire or lose language at various points in their lifespan.

College of Humanities & Social Science
Postgraduate Certificate Postgraduate Certificate in Conflict and Development

The Postgraduate Certificate in Conflict and Development at The Open University UK is an online course that focuses on the history and the practices of intervention for a wide range of conflicts, from wars to community disturbances. Students will study the contexts of conflict and modern practices to address them, while developing the soft skills needed for effective interventions.

M.Sc. Development Studies

The MSc Development Studies course at London South Bank University is interdisciplinary and innovative. It provides a thorough grounding in the development field, and its emphasis on research enables students to specialise in their particular areas of interest.

M.Sc. Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education

Unique in Europe, and one of only a few in the world, this internationally respected MSc programme in Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education at The University of Edinburgh offers you the chance to develop a holistic approach to outdoor education with a specific emphasis on environmental and sustainability education.

Moray House School of Education
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.Res. Environmental Sustainability

This new course offers the opportunity for a select group of students to undertake postgraduate study and research focused on specific and practical areas of environmental sustainability. This Environmental Sustainability programme is offered by the University of East London.

University of East London - Graduate School
MA, PGDip Regional Development and Spatial Planning

This course integrates regional development and spatial planning concerns in an international context. It brings together two disciplines and addresses the challenges of building capacity for analysis, strategy and policy making.

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

The global community faces problems of poverty and profound environmental change that are interconnected in complex and dynamic ways. The Sustainable Development programme is offered at SOAS University of London.

Centre for Development, Environment and Policy
M.Sc. Sustainability and Management

The Sustainability and Management programme is offered at the Royal Holloway University of London. This innovative and highly-respected course will provide you with an important commodity for today’s employer; an interdisciplinary education.

Department of Geography
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 Chemistry
Pre-Master Environmental Science and Sustainability

LBIC provides alternative pathways to Brunel University London for students who may not qualify for direct entry to a degree programme and seek a supportive learning environment. LBIC bridges the gap to make sure you reach your goal of being a Brunel graduate. The Environmental Science and Sustainability course is offered at Brunel University London.

Brunel University London LBIC
M.A. Development and International Economics

This MA focuses on the problems of economic development in the changing context of the international economic relationship. It will also provide a thorough grounding in macroeconomic and microeconomic analysis, in applied econometrics, in a range of approaches for dealing with economic policy issues, and in the long-term historical and conceptual context of contemporary debates in economics.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Leadership for Sustainable Development

This innovative Masters programme in Leadership for Sustainable Development at Queen's University Belfast is open to applicants from all disciplinary backgrounds and promotes leadership and embraces action-based, experiential learning, facilitated through a series of lectures, work placements and group projects.  

School of Biological Sciences
M.Sc. Environmental Management for Business

This MSc in Environmental Management for Business from Cranfield University will equip you to critically evaluate environmental issues and contribute to the economic and policy decision-making process in organisations of any size. It will give you the skills and experience required to monitor and critically evaluate business practice through the environmental auditing and other assessment methods.

Environmental Technology
M.Sc. Sustainability and Management

Are you interested in how businesses engage with communities? Are you curious about how corporate governance mechanisms lead to responsible business? Have you wondered how organisations think about the natural environment and the impact this has? Or are you just passionate about all things sustainability? If so, then the MSc in Sustainability and Management at the University of Bath is for you!

Department of Management
M.Sc. Sustainable Plant Health

With the global human population set to rise to over nine billion by 2050, and our trees facing new plant threats, we urgently need sustainable solutions that will allow us to increase the global food supply while preserving the integrity of agricultural and non-agricultural ecosystems.

M.Sc. Sustainable Aquaculture Systems

Aquaculture is now recognised as the fastest growth sector of agribusiness on a global scale – learn about this growing industry through our multidisciplinary approach, which places emphasis on sustainable use of aquatic and marine resources for commercial exploitation for food and products.

L.L.M. Environmental Law and Sustainability

This course is a flexible, rigorous, integrated and practical course covering national and international environmental law regimes alongside associated regimes, such as energy law. It incorporates up-to-date research and contemporary developments within the field.

Faculty of Business and Law
M.Sc. Environmental Sustainability

MSc Environmental Sustainability, Edinburgh Napier University This course takes an industry-focused approach, with particular application to buildings, property development, sustainable technologies as well as the waste and water sectors.

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative
M.Sc. Energy Policy

Take on a defining challenge for humanity in the 21st century – creating a global low-carbon economy while providing modern energy services to the world’s population.

M.A. Politics and Development

Unlike MA courses which focus narrowly on specific areas relating to the politics of development, this course offers an integrated and interdisciplinary education with a focus on politics and international development. 

M.Sc. Sustainable Transport Engineering

The Sustainable Transport Engineering MSc is a mainstream mechanical engineering course with a focus on vehicles and drive systems, and energy sources and management. For anyone wishing to specialise in railways, the course also has a rail option.

School of Engineering
M.A., M.Sc. Disasters, Adaptation & Development

The Disasters, Adaptation and Development MA, MSc at King's College London course takes a social development perspective, exploring topics such as human vulnerability, response to natural and technological hazards and to hazards associated with climate change.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.Sc. NGOs and Development

The programme examines the special roles of NGOs and the challenges they encounter, their relationships with other stakeholders (states, inter-governmental organisations, beneficiaries), the internal organisational challenges as well as the changing policy contexts in which NGOs operate.

Department of Social Policy
M.Sc. Structural Design and Construction Management with Sustainability Masters

This industry-accredited course is aimed at civil and/or structural engineers who aspire to become senior sustainability managers in both consulting engineering and contracting organisations. It successfully balances sustainable structural engineering with advanced construction management, and is led by a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Structural Engineers.

Faculty of Engineering
M.Sc. Sustainable Urban Development

The two-year MSc in Sustainable Urban Development will provide a rigorous and critical introduction to the policy and practice of sustainable urban development. The course exposes students to sustainable urbanism as both an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary subject at global and local scales.

M.Sc. Urbanisation and Development

The MSc Urbanisation and Development programme offers students an integrated and up-to-date course on urban development, which draws on the breadth of research expertise and practical experience in the Department of Geography and Environment and the Department of International Development. Teaching staff are leading researchers in the field supplemented by visiting professors and an intense schedule of outside speakers, seminars and conferences.

Department of Geography and Environment
M.Sc. Through-life System Sustainment

The MSc in Through-life System Sustainment from Cranfield University provides an essential foundation for future leaders in organisations who wish to maximise the ‘value in use’ from complex, long-life product systems and become the change leaders for system sustainment.

M.Sc. Developmental Psychopathology

The aim of the MSc Developmental Psychopathology is to provide advanced research training for students interested in pursuing careers in the field of research, child development and clinical or educational psychology.

Department of Psychology
M.Sc. Sustainable Mega-Buildings

This programme focuses on principles of sustainable planning, design and performance of large-scale and high-rise buildings and provides graduates with excellent career opportunities.

Welsh School of Architecture
M.Sc. Transport and Sustainable Development

All of 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. The Transport and Sustainable Development course is offered at Imperial College London.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
M.Sc. Environment and Sustainable Development

The Environment and Sustainable Development is multi-disciplinary programme from University of Glasgow that is designed for those intending to pursue careers in environmental project management, and will give you the tools to apply economic analysis to a range of environmental management problems with a focus on developing countries.

Adam Smith Business School
M.Sc. Electrochemistry

The MSc in Electrochemistry taught course delivered at University of Southampton builds upon our international reputation for excellence in research and education in Electrochemistry by offering an advanced, postgraduate education in Electrochemistry from the fundamental principles through to applications in Electrochemical Engineering. 

M.Sc. Sustainable Construction

The construction industry is a large employer, with over 100 million people worldwide believed to depend on it. The resulting built environment accounts for nearly 50% of carbon emissions as it consumes an equal percentage of extracted, natural materials generating large quantities of landfill waste and using vast amount of water, all valuable and increasingly scarce resources.

M.Sc. Sustainable Environmental Management

This Sustainable Environmental Management programme from the University of Greenwich focuses on developing country issues, although the material is applicable to environmental studies worldwide, and draws on the Natural Resources Institutes (NRI's) unrivalled pool of expertise in issues of sustainable development, climate and other environmental change, environmental data collection and analysis.

Natural Resources Institute
M.Sc. Planning for Sustainability and Climate Change

This Planning for Sustainability and Climate Change programme at Newcastle University aims to prepare planners with a specialised knowledge in sustainability and climate change issues. It aims to attract students who come primarily from science backgrounds.

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
M.Sc. Environmental Management

The Environmental Management MSc degree at Coventry University provides you with a range of skills, knowledge and expertise to pursue a career in the field of environmental management.

Energy, Construction and Environment
M.Sc. International Tourism Development

Our School of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers a fresh, dynamic outlook, unsurpassed industry connections, a leading international reputation and a remarkable track record in graduate employment.

Surrey Business School
M.Sc. Practising Sustainable Development

Interest in development, environment and issues of sustainable development has never been so intense. UN climate change summits , Millennium Development Goals and the World Social Forum have brought environmental and development issues and problems long on local and national agendas, onto the international scene.

Department of Geography
M.Sc. Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design (with Professional Development)

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.

College of Health and Life Sciences
M.Sc. Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) (Erasmus Mundus Course)

The Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) (Erasmus Mundus Course) at Bangor University is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at qualifying graduates to deal with the huge challenges in contemporary tropical forestry. The teaching staff are very active in research and the students will profit from our many connections throughout the world.

School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography
M.Sc. Environmental Change and Management

The MSc aims to give you a broad appreciation of all aspects of the management of people and institutions in relation to environmental change, you will become analytical in your approach, and a competent and aware decision maker. The MSc emphasises cross-cutting, interdisciplinary approaches to the critical environmental problems of the time.

M.Sc. Development and Security

This innovative Development and Security programme from University of Bristol explores the linkage and tensions between development and security concerns in theory and practice.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
M.Sc. Science and Technology Policy

No-one can predict with certainty the future trajectories of genomics, material science, artificial intelligence or the internet, but there is little doubt that advances in science and technology will continue to transform the way we live, create new industries, and help us to tackle tomorrow’s social and environmental problems.

M.Sc. Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development

The Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development course at Imperial College London provides training in all aspects of the supply of clean water, the control of pollution and the protection of public health, waste water treatment, air pollution control and solid waste management. The problems of both industrialised and less developed countries are addressed in detail.

M.Sc. Sustainability

The M.Sc. in Sustainability at the University of Southampton offers insights in practical methods of creating a sustainable society, and environment. The Master’s degree covers topics like environmental pollution, sustainable resource management. Students will work with organisations on real sustainability issues and learn how to respond to risks such as use of fossil fuels or contaminated water.

Postgraduate Diploma 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. Conservation and Sustainability

The University of Stirling offers an innovative postgraduate course in Conservation and Sustainablity, new in 2013, leading to the qualification of Diploma or MSc. The course provides both a secure foundation in the scientific principles of conservation and the opportunity to specialise in particular areas via the selection of relevant modules and the research project.

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
M.Sc. Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment

Climate change poses two key challenges to modern architecture: how can buildings be made sustainable, and how can they be designed to take account of the effects of climate change? This masters degree faces these challenges through a unique combination of academic study with hands-on practical work, giving you the knowledge, skills and experience you need to develop an environmental career in the built environment sector.

M.Sc. Sustainable Development

This programme focuses on the global development and environmental challenges that have been articulated in the Millennium Development Goals and in other international agreements, and it explores ways of finding solutions to those challenges through the promotion of sustainable development.

M.Sc. Sustainable Architecture

The aim of this course is to provide skills in environmentally sensitive building design, enabling you to take a leading professional and specialist role as a global practitioner in sustainable architecture.How to apply

M.Sc. Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy

The MSc Sustainability Planning and Environmental Policy will provide you with knowledge and understanding of sustainability theory, principles and practice. You will gain insights into the ways in which problems are defined, and the scope for applying cutting-edge policy and planning solutions to the environmental challenges faced by government, business and regulatory bodies.

Cardiff School of Geography and Planning
M.Sc. City Planning & Real Estate Development

The City Planning & Real Estate Development programme at the University of Glasgow will deliver a highly regarded professional education in city planning and real estate development. It has been developed in close consultation with the relevant professional, policy and business communities and is intended to provide an intensive fast-track entry to a professional career.

College of Social Sciences