M.Sc. On Campus

Sustainability and the Just Transition to a Low Carbon Economy

University of Dundee

12 months
19900 GBP/year
8350 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Learn about the principles of sustainability, its impact, and its success in policy application at international, national, and local levels in this MSc Sustainability and the Just Transition to a Low Carbon Economy from University of Dundee


Explore the relationship between energy, environment, and climate change and how they relate to sustainability throughout all sectors in society through this MSc Sustainability and the Just Transition to a Low Carbon Economy from University of Dundee.

This course gives you insights and skills in key areas of transition, such as energy, mining, agriculture, waste management, and the reduction of plastics in the circular economy. You will study the law, policy, and economics of energy transition across the energy cycle.

You'll learn about:

  • the promotion of renewable energy forms and the ways to reduce carbon emissions from conventional and unconventional fossil fuels
  • the social dimension of the transition to cleaner energy, which must deliver access for all, be socially just, and fair for all countries
  • environmentally and socially sustainable mining in producer countries

You will develop your ability to analyse, evaluate, and critically review theory and policy debates relating to sustainability. You will be able to draw on international perspectives and examples of best practice in relation to methods of evaluation and assessment of sustainability.

In 2015, all UN countries pledged support for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to achieve a more prosperous future for all while protecting natural resources.This course aligns itself closely to these goals and you will have the opportunity to learn more about them during your studies.

Remote internships

As part of this course you have the opportunity to undertake a remote internship in conjunction with Pagoda Projects, with host companies in destinations including China, Mexico, Vietnam and the UK. These internships offer valuable work experience and are designed to increase your cultural understanding and employability skills.


As societies move to become more sustainable and develop low-carbon economies, this course will place you in the fast-growing area of energy, environment, society and governance (EESG) sections of firms.

It will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to take up a wide range of careers in:

  • policy
  • practical management
  • training and research

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Just Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy
  • Principles of Sustainability
  • Research Training and Project Planning 
  • Analytical Tools for Energy Economics
  • Energy and Climate Science, Policy and Litigation
  • Sustainability and the Just Transition for the Mining Sector

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours degree in Law, Geography, Environmental Science/Studies, Planning, Engineering, or Business Studies at lower second class or above.
  • Consideration will also be given to applicants with other academic backgrounds who explain clearly their motivation for undertaking the relevant MSc, outlining any relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8350 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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