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What will I learn?

With the world’s population predicted to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, improving human welfare, enhancing environmental quality and managing resources, are a global priority. Align your career prospects for the green revolution with our MSc Sustainability postgraduate degree.

Available full and part-time study, this highly-relevant course is perfectly positioned to enable you to take advantage of new and fast-growing career pathways in the emerging green economy.

Delivered via a range of carefully-designed modules, you will have the opportunity to focus your learning on environmental, geographical or combined pathways, as you explore contemporary themes including food security and urban planning.

You will:

  • Study topical sustainability issues, including food security, renewable energy, urban agriculture, water security and waste management
  • Explore best practice and radical approaches in delivering sustainability projects and practices in urban environments
  • Enhance your skillset as you learn to use Geographical Information systems (GIS) for visualisation and planning
  • Develop your theoretical and practical knowledge of global issues such as pollution and remediation


Teaching is informed by research based on the international work delivered in collaboration with colleagues in Africa, North America and other parts of the world.

Teaching is delivered by a range of methods including lectures/seminars, field trips (including a residential field trip and day trips for each module), practical sessions and guest talks.


This is an exciting time to join the emerging green economy. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated many of the ideas around sustainability, encouraging more governments, industries and organisations to take decisive action.

The broad programme scope ensures that you are prepared for a wide variety of career options, from job schemes which require a postgraduate qualification to specialist roles in urban planning, resource management or climate change.


You will have opportunities to get hands-on experience working with local, national and global key actors through guest lectures and fieldtrips to sites, along with the integration of a client-based ‘live project’.

Formative and summative work will be based around real industrial problems in this area, allowing you to work on ‘real life’ problems. Industrial partners range from local authorities to national and international bodies; there is an opportunity to work alongside these actors within modules and the dissertation element.

Which department am I in?

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,300.00 (US$ 16,579) per year
Students need to pay £15750 for 23/24 entry.

This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected May 2023

Start date

January 2023, September 2023


University of Salford

The Crescent,



M5 4WT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelor's/professional bachelor's degree holders (when awarded by a regionally-accredited institution) with a general GPA of 2.75 or above will be considered for postgraduate study. We require an IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

For international students

Applicants should possess at least a UK lower second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent in any subject. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.If English is not your first language, you must meet our minimum English language entry requirements. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this, however we do accept a range of equivalent qualifications. TOEFL IBT and TOELF IBT (home edition): 79 overall including minimum listening - 17; reading - 18; writing - 17; speaking - 20.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London

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