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Environmental Sustainability MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

This course takes an industry-focused approach, with particular application to buildings, property development, sustainable technologies as well as the waste and water sectors. Extremely relevant in today’s climate-aware world, this course is aimed at graduates from a wide range of disciplines. Whatever your academic background, studying this course will give you the qualifications you need for a career in the sustainability sector. Explore national and international environmental legal principles, opening the door to a possible career in sustainability-based projects worldwide. You will also graduate with the ability to analyse and plan environmental sustainability solutions, particularly relating to buildings, property, waste and water. You will develop your communication skills, and be able to exchange theory and ideas on a wide range of sustainability issues. Careers: Construction contractors; Consulting engineers; Quantity surveyors; Architects; Local and central government; Housing associations; Management consultants; Manufacturers; Service sector organisations.

Different course options

Full time | Edinburgh Napier University | 12 months | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



Building Thermal Performance: Building Heatloss; Detailing for Energy Efficient Construction. Sustainable Design Strategies: Software Tools for designing Energy Efficient Buildings; SAP/SBEM compliance and Energy Performance Certification; Modelling Sustainable Construction. Low and Zero Carbon Technologies (LZCT): Renewable Energy Technologies; Integration of LZCT in Buildings; Zero Carbon Buildings.Testing Building Performance Targets: Airtightness Testing; Infra Red Thermography; Building Energy Monitoring.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for students to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme, however sufficient mathematical ability is required. This course is broad based and targeted at a diverse student body, including civil engineers, electrical engineers, building services engineers, mechanical engineers, architects, quantity surveyors, lawyers, accountants, estate managers, etc. Students from all backgrounds seeking to gain an understanding of sustainable development are encouraged to apply. We may also consider lesser qualifications if they have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.