Be part of our next MSc Sustainability cohort and become an 'Agent of Change' in society, business or government. The course is run by ARU’s Global Sustainability Institute and the Eden Project, Cornwall.
On this Masters degree you'll learn about key sustainability challenges, and how we can address the complexity and uncertainty inherent in them all and make the best possible practical and policy decisions.
This course is available full-time or part-time and is open to graduates from all disciplines. It attracts students of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
As an MSc Sustainability student, you'll gain practical experience of addressing sustainability challenges and meet inspirational leaders who are already doing just that. You'll also practice using your new sustainability skills in a research context and through a 200-hour work placement.
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Director of Education for Sustainability
Senior Research Fellow
Lecturer in Sustainability
Professor of Social Sustainability
Director, Global Sustainability Institute
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This course is run by our Global Sustainability Institute (GSI). Their mission is to establish an internationally significant centre of excellence for integrated sustainability thinking and teaching, drawing on the breadth of expertise in ARU to help catalyse change.
This course is accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). As an Approved IEMA University Partner, our course content meets the IEMA internationally-recognised Graduate standard, so you can be sure you're learning the right knowledge and skills to compete in a continuously developing market.
MSc Sustainability students talk about the knowledge and skills they've gained, and how they hope to inspire and effect change.
Study full- or part-time by blended or distance learning.
Learn from experts at the Global Sustainability Institute and the Eden Project.
Join residential sessions in Cambridge and Cornwall - or attend virtually.
Gain valuable skills for your future career.
When our students graduate they take up a wide variety of careers. Some use their prior experience and return to the business or sector they were familiar with, working with their new sustainability perspective to change it from the inside.
Others use the MSc Sustainability as an opportunity to start a new career or as the bridge to a change in career, becoming sustainability leaders in business, charities, governments and education.
Several of our past students have used this Masters as a stepping stone to set up or grow their own sustainable business.
Given the variety of the backgrounds of individuals joining the course, MSc Sustainability graduates move onto very diverse careers in all sectors such as policy, consultancy, research, business, and many others.
Examples of careers post-MSc are:
Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a PhD in Sustainability at ARU. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.
While you’re studying here and after you graduate, you can access support through our dedicated Employability Service.
“The MSc Sustainability is designed to give future leaders and decision-makers the tools to make good decisions for the world.”Prof Alison Greig
Course Leader, MSc SustainabilityMore from Alison
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