What will I learn?

This course 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.

Overview

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.

Along with the flagship MSc in Sustainability, there are three specialised pathways:

MSc in Sustainability and Water Security
MSc in Sustainability and the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy
MSc in Sustainability: Climate Change and the Green Economy

Who should study this course?

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
you will have access to a wide range of modules in energy, environment and social transformation from across the School of Social Sciences and beyond
you will be assigned an individual supervisor for your dissertation and taught by an internationally renowned faculty based on campus
you will attend guest lectures delivered by high level speakers from international organisations. These sessions provide excellent opportunities to become connected with industry.

Careers

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.

Which department am I in?

School of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£18,150.00 (US$ 23,706) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

January 2020

Venue

University of Dundee

Nethergate,

Dundee,

Dundee, City Of,

DD1 4HN, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students with a minimum GPA score of 3.0 will be considered for Master’s level study on most programmes. Normally a 2.1 or 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject for International curriculum will be required. IELTS score of 6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in writing and 6.0/5.5 in the other three components.

For international students

IELTS Overall 6.5 - Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0, Speaking 6.0.

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