Master in Sustainable Environments

University of Gloucestershire

Program Description

Master in Sustainable Environments

University of Gloucestershire

This interdisciplinary course will equip you with the essential skills for negotiating change towards a more sustainable society.

The programme integrates perspectives from ecological and environmental sciences, and social and policy sciences, to investigate what sustainability means in practice and the strategic changes required in order to achieve this in complex real-world settings.

The course uses participatory learning approaches and a problem-based learning method with case studies examined in the field and the laboratory. It combines academic with strong vocational outcomes, providing training and professional development for participants currently employed, or aspiring to careers, in sectors such as environmental decision-making, conservation ecology, environmental pollution and remediation, sustainable tourism, and community development. Recent research has indicated a skills deficit within these professions, and the programme enables students to acquire the knowledge and ability to practice sustainability in inspirational and transformational ways.

In selecting option modules students can, if they wish, choose to follow one of two main pathways: Managing Environments for Sustainability, or Development of Sustainable Communities.

The course is underpinned by research expertise in ecology and biology, geography and environmental sciences, and the social sciences including policy development and institutional change. Staff are drawn primarily from the Countryside and Community Research Institute and the School of Natural and Social Sciences.

Typical Modules

  • Applied Ecology and Conservation
  • Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Geographic Information Systems: Mapping and Remote Sensing
  • Sustainable Food, Food Security and Society
  • Environmental Assessment: EIA, SEA and Ecosystem Services
  • Environmental Pollution and Remediation
  • Sustainable Communities

Entry requirements

  • you will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent
  • relevant work experience
  • mature students with substantial relevant work experience may be considered without a degree qualification
  • there are no subject requirements for entry, but qualifications or experience in areas such as Geography, Biology, Earth or Environmental Science, or Planning would be most suitable
  • international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent

Study Options

Full-time / Part-time

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 21, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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4,860 GBP
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United Kingdom Cheltenham, England
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