12 months
17275 GBP/year
7300 GBP/year
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This Sustainability course from University of Dundee examines sustainability, one of the defining issues of the 21st century. You will learn about the principles of sustainability, its impact and success in policy application at international, national and local levels.

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In this Sustainability course from University of Dundee you will examine the relationship between energy, environment and climate change and how they relate to sustainability throughout all sectors in society.

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

You will design and plan interventions for creating change to promote greater sustainability across different scales, and design and undertake a dissertation to address significant areas of theory and/or practice.

This course is an excellent opportunity for students from all backgrounds to convert to a degree which fosters wider, more holistic skills, while also using previous skills and knowledge to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds, nationalities and cultures to develop skills in interdisciplinary thinking and practice.


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

An MSc in Sustainability will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to take up a wide range of careers in policy, practical management, training and research across a spectrum of organisations, from local, national to international and within the public and private sectors in the EESG areas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Just Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy
  • Principles of Sustainability
  • Research Training and Project Planning
  • International Law of Natural Resources and Energy
  • Sustainability & the Just Transition for the Mining Sector
  • International Relations and Energy and Natural Resources
  • The Political Economy of Climate Change and Environment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good 4-year degree, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, preferably at upper 2nd class level or above. 
  • Candidates holding the equivalent of a good 2nd class lower degree may also apply. Preferred degree disciplines: Law, Geography, Environmental Science/Studies, Planning, Engineering, Business Studies or other appropriate discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17275 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17275 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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