Sustainable Development

University of London

Master Online
24 months
4937 GBP/year
4937 GBP/year
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This Sustainable Development programme from University of London provides a theoretical basis for understanding the evolution, meanings and use of the concept of sustainable development and it will help you to gain practical research experience. You will also acquire the skills needed to understand current environmental, development and sustainability issues and debates.


The Sustainable Development programme from University of London combines core modules in sustainable development, environmental science and management, climate change and development and ethics with electives in a range of areas, including rural management and environmental economics policy.

Develop an extended knowledge of contemporary economic theory and analytical skills to address problems concerning choice and resource allocation in national and international markets.

Career opportunities

For the Sustainable Development programme from University of London, the following career paths and opportunities have been identified:

  • Multilateral organisations (e.g. UN system – UNEP, UNDP, FAO; World Bank, OECD)
  • Donor agencies (e.g. DfiD, USAID, JICA, GIZ, DANIDA, SIDA, NORAD etc)International NGOs
  • Government ministries of sustainable development, environment and energy both in low and middle income country contexts and in high income countries
  • World Bank
  • Private sector consultancies working for the above or large corporations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding sustainable development 
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Energy and development 
  • Gender and social inequality
  • Global environmental change and sustainability
  • Human and Critical Security Studies

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits

MSc- 180 credits PGDip - 120 credits PGCert - 60 credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • MSc: You will need a good degree in a relevant discipline from an institution acceptable to the University.
  • PGDip/PGCert: A degree or technical/professional qualification plus experience that we consider appropriate and relevant.
  • Individual Awards: Without the requirements above, we may consider your application if you provide evidence of your ability to undertake postgraduate study.
  • If you have a qualification in an unrelated subject or an unconventional career path with diverse work experience, we will consider your application on its own merits.

Technological requirements

We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly. Certain courses may have additional requirements, such as software to manage spreadsheets and run macros.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4937 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9875 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4937 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9875 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • MSc: £9,875
  • PGDip: £7,900
  • PGCert: £3,950


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Sustainable Development
University of London