- Enhance your career and employment prospects by studying both the theory of sustainable development and its implementation in a range of contexts.
- Examine international policies, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and specific policy areas such as climate change, energy, human health, wellbeing and environmental governance.
- Study at the Penryn Campus in Cornwall: a living laboratory with diverse marine and terrestrial habitats, a wealth of natural resources, and creative and resilient communities.
The interdisciplinary and applied nature of the Sustainable Development programme at The University of Exeter equips you with a depth and breadth of knowledge, skills and experiences that make graduates highly employable across a diverse range of careers. The degree offers high-quality social science research training and applied expertise which could lead to careers that focus on:
- NGOs and third sector
MSc Sustainable Development graduates are well placed to take up roles in non-governmental and civil society organisations that are working towards environmental and social sustainability around the world. These roles include project development, research, monitoring and evaluation of interventions, community support, and advocacy for policy change.
A range of consultancies specialising in areas such as environmental management, climate change and international development require graduates with interdisciplinary knowledge of sustainability challenges. These roles include practical applications of knowledge through environmental and social impact assessments, independent research and advisory roles.
- Business and sustainability
There is growing demand for innovation to meet sustainability challenges in the private sector. This area includes roles responsible for sustainable development policy, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and responsible business management in a wide range of economic sectors including energy consortia, the financial sector, and industry.
- Public sector
Careers in the public sector are highly varied and examine the role of sustainability in planning, resource management and social development. Opportunities include national government agencies such as Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Department for International Development (DFID). At a local level, jobs aligned to this expertise include local authorities and planning departments.
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- Perspectives on Sustainable Development
- Transdisciplinary Methods for Sustainability Science
- Project Design
- Statistical Modelling
- Themes in Climate Change
- Independent Work-based Learning
- Policy and Governance for Sustainability
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We close to applications wishing to join us for study in 2022/2023 on Friday 16 September. We advise international applicants to submit a complete application by mid-July.
DisciplinesSustainable Development Sustainable Energy Environmental Sciences View 326 other Masters in Environmental Sciences in United Kingdom
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- All applicants are considered individually on merit although we usually require a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.
- All applicants are considered individually on merit although we usually require a First class honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. If you are shortlisted you will be required to attend an informal interview.
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International23000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 GBP per year during 12 months.
- MSc: £6,000 pt
- MSc International Placement: £14,500 ; £7,250 pt
- £11,500 pt
- MSc with International Placement: £24,300
Living costs for Exeter
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.