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M.Sc. On Campus

Sustainability

University of Southampton

12 months
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25400 GBP/year
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About

The Sustainability MSc course offered by the University of Southampton gives you a chance to explore sustainability issues in different societies. It addresses critical global challenges including food delivery, water and energy. You’ll graduate ready for a range of careers, including national and international agencies such as the United Nations and the Department for International Development.

Overview

Course Details

Become an expert in sustainability at this Sustainability MSc course offered by the University of Southampton. You’ll study your chosen specialism on this flexible course to meet your career or further study goals.

You could choose to focus on consultancy, population and geographical information systems (GIS) or to gain a broader experience across the disciplines.

A focus on applied research and field-based methods will leave you well equipped to tackle sustainability challenges in the real world after your studies.

In the first 8 months (semesters 1 and 2) you'll study the taught part of your course. This is made up of modules that everyone on the course takes and modules we’ll ask you to choose from a list of options, allowing you to fit the course to your interests and career aspirations.

You’ll also begin preparing for your research project during semester 1, and continue this work in semester 2.

For the last 4 months, over the summer, you’ll work independently on your research project. You’ll have one-to-one meetings with your supervisor during this time to discuss your progress

Career Opportunities

With this degree you’ll have great career potential in local government, the private sector, national and international organisations, and public and private research institutions.

Graduates have the skills to manage complex problems, work with diverse stakeholders and understand the challenges of interdisciplinary working. They are sought after for roles in:

  • environmental monitoring
  • water resource management and pollution control
  • carbon management
  • sustainable waste management
  • sustainable energy
  • wildlife conservation and ecological management

You’ll also be in demand in wider sectors such as the food, buildings, energy, telecoms and water industries.

All these sectors need to think about environmental sustainability either through choice or legislation. Employers look for graduates with skills in communication, problem-solving, leadership, and team-working, which is why they form a core part of our assessment process.

You’ll also be in a great position to continue your studies at PhD level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Sustainability
  • Data Collection and Research Methods for Sustainability
  • Research Project
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Understanding Population Change
  • Water Pollution
  • Consultancy Skills
  • Evaluation and Monitoring
  • Core Skills in GIS

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a 2:1 degree in a relevant subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £25,400.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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.

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