M.Sc. On Campus

Environmental Science for Sustainability

12 months
24660 GBP/year
11040 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Throughout the Environmental Science for Sustainability course at King's College London, you will learn to monitor, model and manage the impact of environmental processes and change on environmental sustainability across land, water, atmosphere and biosphere. 


This Environmental Science for Sustainability programme at King's College London will enable you to learn skills that are actively sought by employers as environmental science training is now critical to ensure environmental sustainability across all industries. You will also get the opportunity to tailor your studies to your particular career and/or research interests. 

Key Benefits

  • Enjoy a leading programme from a world class university that is highly practical providing training laboratory skills, computer skills and field skills
  • Establish a cutting edge understanding of the environmental science needed to evaluate environmental sustainability and change critically and to identify  appropriate solutions and their societal and business implications.
  • Learn quantitative research skills including Geographical Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, modelling and monitoring, applied to environmental sustainability.
  • Offers a flexible and blended approach to learning enabling you to fit the programme around other commitments and maximises the use of class time for critical engagement, discussion and reflection.
  • Develop independent critical judgment in identifying, analysing and solving problems at an advanced level guidance by world-leading academics and practitioners.  
  • The programme also offers an internship module* that can be taken in-person or online with one of more than 60 environmental organisations
  • Complement technical skills with highly employable skills in communication, data analysis and interpretation, evidence-based decision making, practical problem-solving, leadership, and team working.
  • Learn sustainability science in a sustainable way - King’s College London is fully divested from all fossil fuel investment, the Department of Geography has been awarded gold status by the National Union of Students (NUS) Green Impact scheme for its commitment to sustainability, and the Geography Lab also being awarded Gold in the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF). 

Career prospects

Graduates from the Environmental Science For Sustainability are well suited to secure careers in local government, the private sector, national and international environmental and development NGOs, as well as in public or private research institutions. Skills developed could be  applied to careers in environmental management, in regulatory, compliance or consulting settings. 

Future careers  could see you in the field of environmental sustainability in environmental and social governance units of  private sector organisations. You could also be moving on to doctoral research in a broad range of environmental science-related topics.

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • Environmental Field and Lab Techniques for Sustainability
  • Environmental Science for Sustainability
  • Methods for Environmental Data Analysis
  • Research Design and Project Management
  • Earth Observation and Remote Sensing for Sustainability
  • GIS and Spatial Data Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 degree with preference given to geography, natural sciences (such as environmental science, physics, chemistry and biology) and engineering subjects.
  • Candidates who do not achieve a 2:1 but have professional or voluntary experience will also be considered. The Admissions Office will process these applications with support from the Admissions Tutor.
  • Please provide a writing sample of around 500 words, answering the required questions.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained.
  • One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago. In some cases, we may request an additional reference from you.
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24660 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24660 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11040 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK part time: £5,520 per year
  • International part time: £12,330 per year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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