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Sustainable Development MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sustainability

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Our MSc Sustainable Development takes a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to exploring environmental, social and economic sustainability issues. 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. You will discuss and analyse the outcomes of recent policy making; specific policy areas such as biodiversity, climate change, and forests; and social enterprise. Additionally, a range of optional modules will allow you to cover wider debates in fields of climate change, energy policy, risk management, and the environment.

This Masters is based on the Penryn Campus in Cornwall-an exceptional place in which to study issues related to the environment and sustainability. The duchy is a living laboratory offering a diverse range of marine and terrestrial habitats, a wealth of natural resources, and creative and resilient communities.

Learning and teaching

This Masters provides a practical and problem-based approach to learning focused on both the study of sustainable development and its implementation in a range of professional contexts. You will be taught by expert staff who are active researchers in sustainability and can give you invaluable insights into the latest research findings, plus training in research methods for sustainability.

Our vibrant learning environment combines traditional forms of delivery (lectures, seminars, and tutorials) with practice-based learning including work placements, expert guest speakers, and linked project work including, for example, an Environmental Impact Assessment. During the degree there are opportunities to apply your academic learning in a variety of real-world environmental contexts, including field work, consultancy, business, and social enterprise.

Careers

The University of Exeter has an excellent reputation with graduate recruiters and our students and graduates compete very successfully in the employment market. 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.

Different course options

Full time | University of Exeter Penryn Campus, Cornwall | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

This module provides postgraduate students with the knowledge and practical skills required for independent project design and development with a particular focus on their personal Masters Dissertation. Individual problem identification and innovative solution generation is encouraged, whilst identifying key stakeholders in the knowledge exchange process and developing the persuasive skill set of professional grant writing. No pre-requisites or specialist knowledge are required to undertake this module, which is well suited to interdisciplinary learning. Delivery is via four focused days of expert-led small group learning, interspersed by personal study undertaken at your own pace and supported by our internet resources.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

All applicants are considered individually on merit although we usually require a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.