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Sustainability MSc/PgDip

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

This course allows you to explore the field in a variety of ways: choosing an environmental, geographical or mixed pathway and touching on contemporary themes from food security to urban planning and beyond. Ultimately this MSc is perfectly positioned to allow you to seize upon the burgeoning sustainability sector. Teaching on this course is informed by research drawing on the international work being carried out with colleagues in Africa, North America and other parts of the world. In addition you will gain both theoretical and practical experience - field trip opportunities form an important part of this course, allowing you to experience sustainability first hand. Assessment methods include coursework, exams and consultancy work. Students will also achieve Postgraduate Diploma in this course.

The broadness of this MSc ensures that career options are not constrained, from graduate schemes which require a postgraduate qualification to more specialist roles and further study, there are many career options to take advantage of from studying this degree. You will have opportunities to get hands-on experience working with local, national and global key actors through guest lectures and fieldtrips to sites, along with the integration of a client-based ‘live project’. Formative and summative work will be based around real industrial problems in this area, allowing you to work on ‘real life’ problems. Industrial partners range from local authorities to national and international bodies; there is an opportunity to work alongside these actors within modules and the dissertation element.

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Full time | University of Salford | 1 year | JAN-20

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Full time


1 year

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This module explores the broad concept of sustainability: the terms development, contemporary and future uses. You will explore a range of topics in class, from urban sustainability to Just Sustainabilities, radical sustainability and other concepts, such as ecosystem services and beyond. Field trips to sustainability projects along with a series of guest speakers and hands-on workshops will enable you to experience topics discussed up close.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should possess at least a UK lower second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent in any subject.

University information

The University of Salford’s campus is based across three sites, with Peel Park within walking distance of Manchester. More than 3,000 postgraduate students study taught and research degrees each year, contributing to some of Salford’s nationally and internationally-recognised research projects. There are four academic schools at the University of Salford: School of Arts and Media School of Health and Society Salford Business...more

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