22 MSc Programs in Environmental Sustainability

Students who have completed a Bachelor of Science may decide to continue their education through a Master of Science. This postgraduate program takes about two years to complete and typically focuses on specifics of science-related fields. What is an MSc in Environmental Sustainability? This type of program tends to delve into complex challenges, such as food security, climate change and biodivers… Read more

Students who have completed a Bachelor of Science may decide to continue their education through a Master of Science. This postgraduate program takes about two years to complete and typically focuses on specifics of science-related fields.

What is an MSc in Environmental Sustainability? This type of program tends to delve into complex challenges, such as food security, climate change and biodiversity loss, in sustainability. Courses may teach students how to apply sustainability methods to buildings, the waste sector and property development. The courses required can vary by institution, but may include sustainable water resources management, renewable energy finance and environmental law, building performance, integrated management systems, sustainable building design, waste management and sustainable energy technologies.

The courses in a master’s program focusing on environmental sustainability tend to prepare students to analyze and develop sustainability solutions. These skills make graduates great candidates for high-level jobs in an environmental field. Students may also improve their communication skills, which can be beneficial for every aspect of life.

The tuition of a master’s program is not the same at every institution. Typically, the cost depends on the location of the school, duration of the program and mode of the classes. It’s a good idea to contact a school directly to learn about the exact costs.

Because environmental sustainability is an important aspect of so many career paths, graduates can have a lot of opportunities. Some students may go on to become consulting engineers, housing association specialists, architects, environmental policymakers or quantity surveyors. A person’s education and work history may affect the job opportunities available. Students who want positions with even more responsibilities may decide to pursue a PhD after completing their MSc in Environmental Sustainability.

Students interested in learning more about environmental sustainability can find programs at a variety of institutions around the world. Some courses may be available online or on campus. The application process is easy. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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ZHAW School of Life Sciences And Facility Management
Wädenswil, Switzerland

The MSc in Environment and Natural Resources will make you into an environmental expert and a sustainability specialist. Choose your specialization from Agrofood Systems, Biod ... +

The MSc in Environment and Natural Resources will make you into an environmental expert and a sustainability specialist. Choose your specialization from Agrofood Systems, Biodiversity & Ecosystems or Ecological Engineering. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
English, German
Sep 2020
30 Apr 2020
Campus
 
College of Charleston
Charleston, USA

This interdisciplinary program will prepare you for the challenges of a career in the environmental field. As a student of environmental policy, you’ll focus on the developmen ... +

This interdisciplinary program will prepare you for the challenges of a career in the environmental field. As a student of environmental policy, you’ll focus on the development and implementation of public policy responses to environmental issues, especially the economic, political and social factors that are an intrinsic part of the policymaking process. -
MSc
Full-time
2 - 3 years
English
11 May 2020
01 Mar 2020
Campus
 
Nottingham University Malaysia
Semenyih, Malaysia

The MSc Environmental Engineering is aimed at students who have an interest in environmental engineering but initially undertook a more mainstream undergraduate programme. It ... +

The MSc Environmental Engineering is aimed at students who have an interest in environmental engineering but initially undertook a more mainstream undergraduate programme. It is ideal for those who want to specialise in environmental engineering after graduating from their undergraduate degree or after working in the environmental engineering field. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Feb 2020
Campus
 
Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences
Velp, Netherlands +2 More

Due to climate change and the growth of the world population in delta areas, we face urgent social issues. Within the master River Delta Development, you will develop knowledg ... +

Due to climate change and the growth of the world population in delta areas, we face urgent social issues. Within the master River Delta Development, you will develop knowledge and competencies of delta technology, practice-oriented research, and transitions, with the aim of safeguarding welfare and prosperity for future generations. -
MSc
Full-time
18 months
English
Campus
 
IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands

This specialisation track focuses on how local governments can manage, finance and provide infrastructure to deliver quality services while improving the cities’ green perform ... +

This specialisation track focuses on how local governments can manage, finance and provide infrastructure to deliver quality services while improving the cities’ green performance. Key topics include the switch to a circular economy, renewable energy, green transport and infrastructure (include drainage) and sanitation, and the provision of drinking water. -
MSc
Full-time
12 months
English
Oct 2020
01 Jul 2020
Campus
 
Maastricht University, ICIS
Maastricht, Netherlands

Sustainable development – reconciling society’s developmental goals with the planet’s environmental limits over the long term – has emerged as one of the central challenges fa ... +

Sustainable development – reconciling society’s developmental goals with the planet’s environmental limits over the long term – has emerged as one of the central challenges facing humanity. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Cranfield University
Cranfield, United Kingdom

Although much progress has been made over the last three decades, still more than one billion people lack access to a safe, reliable and affordable water supply; and more than ... +

Although much progress has been made over the last three decades, still more than one billion people lack access to a safe, reliable and affordable water supply; and more than twice that number still lack access to basic sanitation. This course provides the essential skills and knowledge required to plan and implement water supply and sanitation projects and programmes in any part of the world, particularly in low-income countries. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden

Be part of the solution for a sustainable future! The future needs sustainable solutions to societal challenges. This program offers a holistic interdisciplinary approach to c ... +

Be part of the solution for a sustainable future! The future needs sustainable solutions to societal challenges. This program offers a holistic interdisciplinary approach to current societal problems, such as climate change, natural resource exploitation, increasing energy demand and inequality. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

The two-year Master’s program in Water Science and Management will give you an in-depth understanding of modern water management techniques and water policies from a sustainab ... +

The two-year Master’s program in Water Science and Management will give you an in-depth understanding of modern water management techniques and water policies from a sustainable development perspective. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgium

This program learns to independently contribute to knowledge development, scientific research and practical applications in the field of water technology, nature-based solutio ... +

This program learns to independently contribute to knowledge development, scientific research and practical applications in the field of water technology, nature-based solutions, and integrated water management. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
15 Apr 2020
Campus
 
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This online learning programme provides an interdisciplinary approach to conservation management. It draws together expertise from within the University of Edinburgh's Global ... +

This online learning programme provides an interdisciplinary approach to conservation management. It draws together expertise from within the University of Edinburgh's Global Health Academy and partner global associates, to deliver first-class teaching and research in the field of Biodiversity, Wildlife, and Ecosystem Health. -
MSc
Part-time
English
14 Sep 2020
28 Aug 2020
Online
 
Lund University
Lund, Sweden

LUMES is an interdisciplinary programme focusing on sustainability challenges from a local to a global level through combining both social and natural science perspectives.

LUMES is an interdisciplinary programme focusing on sustainability challenges from a local to a global level through combining both social and natural science perspectives. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of the Highlands and Islands
Perth, United Kingdom

If you want to make a real difference towards the sustainability of mountain regions, this postgraduate course in Sustainable Mountain Development is for you. It has global re ... +

If you want to make a real difference towards the sustainability of mountain regions, this postgraduate course in Sustainable Mountain Development is for you. It has global recognition as a key activity of the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development. -
MSc
Part-time
2 - 6 years
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

Businesses, governments, development agencies and NGOs alike now seek to integrate low-carbon and climate-resilient approaches into their work. The Climate Change and Developm ... +

Businesses, governments, development agencies and NGOs alike now seek to integrate low-carbon and climate-resilient approaches into their work. The Climate Change and Development programme equips students with a grounding in the conceptual and practical dimensions of mitigation of and adaptation to climate change as they relate to development issues. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
21 Apr 2020
17 Feb 2020
Online
 
Clarkson University Graduate School
Potsdam, USA

A BS, BE or equivalent degree from an accredited program in Civil and Environmental Engineering or other engineering discipline is required for admission. Applicants with degr ... +

A BS, BE or equivalent degree from an accredited program in Civil and Environmental Engineering or other engineering discipline is required for admission. Applicants with degrees in disciplines other than engineering may be required to demonstrate proficiency through additional undergraduate coursework as determined by the departmental Graduate Committee. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus