Master of Science Degree in Sustainability Studies in United Kingdom

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Sustainability Studies

Master of Science (MSc): These programs are postgraduate studies for people who have recently finished their undergraduate studies and want to improve their knowledge on a profound and more scientific level.

Pursuing a degree in sustainability is an incredibly rewarding endeavor, although there are many tough issues and debates that arise out of this topic. The understanding of sustainability’s importance to the health of the globe and the community is a relatively new discussion among scientists and leaders.

UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.

Top Masters of Science in Sustainability Studies in United Kingdom 2019

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Master in Sustainable Automotive Engineering (SAE)

The University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group WMG
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 United Kingdom Coventry

Develop skills to design and evaluate the next generation of low environmental impact automotive products. [+]

This course is suited to those aspiring to become Research Managers, Operations Managers, Chief Engineers and Technology Leaders within the strategically important areas of vehicle electrification and sustainability. You will have the management skills, technical awareness, and vision to assess different technology options within the context of environmental legislation and consumer expectations for vehicle quality, reliability, and performance. WMG has an established legacy of leading automotive research in close collaboration with industry. Our experimental facilities enable academics and industry practitioners to work together to overcome the strategic challenges of battery design and integration, vehicle lightweighting, and digital validation.... [-]


MSc Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

Climate change, deforestation and unsustainable use of resources are all issues at the top of the environmental agenda. An understanding of the interactions between the environment and economics is essential for developing appropriate policies to tackle global issues in the long term. [+]

Climate change, deforestation and unsustainable use of resources are all issues at the top of the environmental agenda. An understanding of the interactions between the environment and economics is essential for developing appropriate policies to tackle global issues in the long term.

Environmental and natural resource economists deal every day with the most challenging problems facing mankind: global climatic change, environmental pollution, deforestation, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and food poverty, to name but a few.

The Environmental and Natural Resource Economics MSc programme is unique in that it combines a solid foundation in key areas of economics, with specialized field courses.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Manchester

Designed with today’s environmental managers in mind this MSc integrates the scientific, social, economic and political factors involved environmental decision making. [+]

Overview

This programme combines scientific study, laboratory and fieldwork techniques with the policy that underpins them and the management expertise to successfully deliver real-world sustainability projects.

Gaining advanced scientific skills and knowledge as well as the management, policy and corporate social responsibility aspects make you a great all-rounder who can hit the ground running when it comes to managing live environmental issues and challenges. You will develop into a professional able not only to assess environmental impacts but who can also put these into legislative context; and has the expertise to influence stakeholders, negotiate contracts and project-manage complex processes. This skillset is much sought after and valued by environmental employers and consultancies.... [-]


MSc in Sustainable Development

University of Bradford
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 15 months September 2019 United Kingdom Bradford + 1 more

This new programme is designed to develop leaders with a deep understanding of sustainable development ideas, institutions, policies and networks - and the necessary critical thinking skills to inform policy and create long term impact. It is designed and delivered by a team with cutting-edge research and policy advisory track record, who are passionate about sustainable development. [+]

Overview

This new programme is designed to develop leaders with a deep understanding of sustainable development ideas, institutions, policies and networks - and the necessary critical thinking skills to inform policy and create long term impact.

It is designed and delivered by a team with cutting-edge research and policy advisory track record, who are passionate about sustainable development.

Choosing this programme means joining the Division of Peace Studies and International Development at the University of Bradford - the largest university centre of its kind in the world.

Upon graduation, you’ll be part of a worldwide network of alumni, many of whom have gone on to leadership roles in international organisations.... [-]


MSc Sustainable Development

University of Sussex Business School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Brighton + 1 more

This MSc will show you how to translate theories of social and technological innovation into effective development policies and practices. These skills are in high demand in international development agencies, NGOs, national ministries and firms in developing countries. [+]

Key information Duration: 1-year full time, 2 years part-time Start date: September 2019 Apply by: 1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Help shape an environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive future.

This MSc will show you how to translate theories of social and technological innovation into effective development policies and practices. These skills are in high demand in international development agencies, NGOs, national ministries and firms in developing countries.

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to study this course full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.

For details about the part-time course, contact us at pgbmec@sussex.ac.uk... [-]


MSc in Water and Sanitation for Development

Cranfield University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2019 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

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. [+]

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.

Overview Start date: Full-time: October, Part-time: throughout the year Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time Delivery: Taught modules: 40%, Group project (dissertation for part-time students): 20%, Individual project: 40%. Qualification: MSc Study type: Full-time / Part-time Campus: Cranfield campus Who is it for? ... [-]

MSc Global Sustainable Cities

University of Strathclyde Business School
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

This innovative programme focuses on tackling major urban opportunities and issues. The course provides you with the skills and understanding to become a leader in the design and delivery of sustainable city strategies. [+]

Why this course?

This innovative programme focuses on tackling major urban opportunities and issues.

The course provides you with the skills and understanding to become a leader in the design and delivery of sustainable city strategies.

Over half the world’s population now live in cities. Achieving sustainable futures for urban centres is a growing issue. You’ll develop a full understanding of how cities work and acquire the tools to:

re-design city systems raise finance gain political and community support for transformative city strategies and projects

You’ll demonstrate your knowledge through high-quality work placements rather than a traditional dissertation. The course offers flexibility to pursue your individual interests and diversify your skills.... [-]


MSc Leadership for Sustainable Development

Queen's University Belfast
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Belfast

Managing sustainability is one of the most challenging and rapidly growing areas in both the public and private sectors. With increasing recognition of the impact of a world living beyond its means, the commitment to sustainable development to meet the needs of present generations without jeopardising those of the future has never been more apparent. [+]

MSc Leadership for Sustainable Development

Managing sustainability is one of the most challenging and rapidly growing areas in both the public and private sectors. With increasing recognition of the impact of a world living beyond its means, the commitment to sustainable development to meet the needs of present generations without jeopardising those of the future has never been more apparent.

This innovative conversion Masters programme is open to applicants from all disciplinary backgrounds and promotes leadership and embraces action-based, experiential learning, facilitated through a series of lectures, work placements and group projects. The programme fosters critical thinking and promotes the use of initiative for problem-solving and decision-making in sustainable development.... [-]


MSc in Architecture and Environmental Design

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This interdisciplinary and international course will provide you with skills that can be applied to diverse building typologies and global climatic, environmental and contextual issues. On completion of this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the principles and methodology of environmental design and will develop critical thinking skills to challenge established practices. [+]

The global environmental and energy challenge facing current and future generations of architects and building professionals calls for a deeper understanding of the principles of environmental design, and their effective application into architectural practice worldwide. Over the last decades, environmental design as a subject area has developed, responding to new research and experimentation, both in academia and in practice.

However, buildings claiming to be environmentally conscious do not perform to the expected standards, still heavily contributing to global CO2 emissions and often providing unsatisfactory comfort conditions to occupants. The same can be said for the existing built environment which is largely outdated and underperforming, requiring urgent implementation of effective retrofit strategies. This is due to a lack of comprehensive performance prediction and feedback protocols, which are still not common practice in architectural design.... [-]


MSc Sustainability

University of Salford
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

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. [+]

In Brief: Study a broad MSc with options to focus on environmental sustainability, geographies of sustainability and many more areas in the field including planning, food security and more Research-led teaching by international experts in the field of sustainability, free field trip opportunities[£25 administration fee applies] Particularly strong growth within this sector - sustainability is at the forefront of global and national debates, with employers viewing qualifications providing skill sets around this topic as highly sought after Part-time study option International students can apply Course Summary

Sustainability is a broad and interdisciplinary field involving challenges related to improving human welfare, environmental quality, resource and food security, urban planning and beyond. With cities expanding and the world’s population reaching 9.7 billion by 2050, this field is being viewed as increasingly important and career opportunities are vast.... [-]


Sustainability MSc

University of Dundee - School of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 United Kingdom Dundee

Sustainability has emerged as one of the defining issues of the 21st century. Achieving enduring and fairer societies requires viable economies, sound science and good governance. This course provides training in theory and critical analysis along with the practical skills to facilitate the transformations needed to deliver secure low carbon futures. [+]

Overview

Sustainability has emerged as one of the defining issues of the 21st century. Achieving enduring and fairer societies requires viable economies, sound science and good governance. This course provides training in theory and critical analysis along with the practical skills to facilitate the transformations needed to deliver secure low carbon futures.

The MSc in Sustainability is being introduced in recognition of the grand challenges of water, food, energy and health security facing the planet. The portfolio of environmental disciplines is exceptionally strong in the University as are its traditions of cross-disciplinary collaboration and cooperation.

Along with the flagship MSc in Sustainability, there are three specialised pathways:... [-]


Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics (MSc, Pg Dip, Pg Cert, PG Prof Dev - Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Online Part time 1 - 6 years September 2019 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The programme is designed as an institutional collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and SASA (Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture), a government facility which houses the UK wildlife DNA forensics laboratory. Students will have a unique opportunity to learn from internationally recognised specialists in the application of genetic analysis to conservation management and wildlife forensics. [+]

Programme Description

Within conservation science there is increasing recognition of the value of genetic data to support management decisions, however, scientists and managers with the skills and knowledge to apply population genetic theory to conservation practice are lacking. Within this arena, wildlife forensics is an exciting new field that is attracting increasing global attention in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade.

The PPD/Cert/Dip/MSc in Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics aims to provide a blend of theoretical and practical education in the application of genetic data to wildlife management and conservation law enforcement. The programme will cover all essential aspects, from population genetic theory, through data analysis, to the considerations involved in the interpretation and transfer of scientific findings to management, policy and criminal investigation.... [-]


Master in Crisis and Disaster Management

University of Lincoln
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Boston + 1 more

The MSc Crisis and Disaster Management brings together the areas of crisis management, risk management and disaster management with the aim of providing students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of current approaches to crisis and disaster and the impact that such events may have on businesses, communities and nations. [+]

The Course

The MSc Crisis and Disaster Management brings together the areas of crisis management, risk management and disaster management with the aim of providing students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of current approaches to crisis and disaster and the impact that such events may have on businesses, communities and nations. In particular, the programme addresses the issues of interruption to business and the need for preparedness, response and recovery strategies to minimise both economic and human losses arising from crises and disasters of both natural and human origins.

There is an increasing global demand for businesses, communities and nations to increase their resilience to potential crises and disasters, particularly through using the principles of crisis and disaster management, disaster preparedness, response and recovery planning.... [-]


MSc Advanced Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Extended Research

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

This new two year MSc course is made up of two semesters of taught modules followed by a year-long project. Wherever possible, the project will be undertaken in collaboration with industry. [+]

This programme aims to provide you with an extension to your previous studies and the opportunity to put into practise what you have learnt in an extended industrially relevant research project to enable you to gain employment as professional engineers in this field. In order to provide flexibility, the course also offers a wide range of optional modules.

You will gain experience of the types of problems encountered by academic and industrial researchers, both via taught courses and project work. Written presentations will be undertaken at various stages of the course.

A substantial extended individual project will be undertaken, developing your ability to engage in independent learning, and preparing you for postgraduate research or careers in industry. The project will form the basis of your written dissertation. You will also develop your ability to think logically and critically, to acquire problem-solving skills, to become competent users of relevant equipment and software, and to communicate results effectively.... [-]


MSc in Climate Justice

Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Engineering and Built Environment
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow + 2 more

Climate Justice is an important global topic and is expected to grow as climate change impacts more people and more focus is placed on domestic and international policy, values, ethics and justice. [+]

The only programme of its kind in the world, GCU's MSc Climate Justice explores one of the most pressing issues of our times: climate justice, where climate change, human rights and policy development intersect.

Each year, the effects of climate change become more pronounced. People all over the world are already being displaced due to rising sea levels, crop-destroying droughts and disasters like floods and forest fires. Over the next decade, these climate consequences will only intensify. How we chose to move forward may be one of the most important ethical questions of the 21st century.

Your MSc Climate Justice programme will prepare you to think strategically and contribute to the growing field of climate justice. You might help craft public policy at a local or global level, work with a non-profit or intergovernmental agency, assist a developmental organisation or pursue academic research in the field.... [-]