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Postgraduate degrees

The Global Sustainability Institute offers three postgraduate study opportunities, including an MSc and PhD Sustainability, and a Professional Doctorate.

MSc Sustainability

Our Masters degree is a unique partnership between ARU and the Eden Project. It's been designed to help you to gain the knowledge, skills and capabilities you will need to act as a catalyst to inspire and bring about change towards sustainability.

Sir Tim Smit, co-founder of our MSc partner the Eden Project, was awarded an honorary doctorate at ARU in 2015. A brief biography and his five-minute acceptance speech can be viewed in the graduation video.

Read more about our MSc Sustainability.

PhD or MPhil Sustainability

Our academic backgrounds are diverse and encompass economics, geography, international relations, psychology, sociology, environmental social science, communications, climate change, mathematics and computer modelling.

PhD students are supervised by one of our core team, and supported by visiting and external fellows as appropriate.

Read more about our PhD Sustainability, including details of supervisor expertise, entry requirements and fees.

Examples of our research, and the sorts of research questions and fields that could complement some of our themes can be found on the following pages:

PhD projects can be supervised across GSI themes and with colleagues from other departments across ARU. Before applying formally, feel free to contact a member of our academic staff with an informal enquiry (including a CV and a few paragraphs outlining your particular interest).

Professional Doctorate in Science and Technology

ARU's Professional Doctorate programme allows you to update and upgrade your skills and develop your professional practice at doctoral level. In doing so, you can make a significant contribution to the advancement of your profession.

Read more about our Professional Doctorate in Science and Technology.