MSc Sustainability

Get a taste of this Masters course, with modules taught at Eden.

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MSc Sustainability: Working for Positive Change

The blended learning course has been designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills and abilities to act as a catalyst to inspire and effect change towards sustainable living, in a variety of fields including waste and water management, energy consumption, climate change and resilience both in households and enterprises. 

How you’ll learn

Taught across one year (full-time) or two years (part-time), the MSc Sustainability gives graduates the opportunity to learn through a variety of components:

Residential taught sessions

These residential workshops immerse students in very different learning environments:

  • Eden Project, Cornwall (2 weeks)
    Graduates enjoy the unique opportunity to experience sustainability first-hand through two modules delivered at this world-class attraction and social enterprise.
  • Anglia Ruskin’s Global Sustainability Institute, Cambridge (2.5 weeks)
    With access to state-of-the-art research and expertise at this renowned Institute, students are able to contribute to a wide range of sustainability-focussed research projects.

Online learning

Comprehensive online learning, through the MSc’s new dedicated virtual learning environment, allows graduates to deepen their understanding of sustainability – and to study from anywhere in the world.

A work placement

Supported by the Global Sustainability Institute, this is a practical opportunity for students to learn how to apply their new skills in a real, work-based setting.

The MSc Sustainability has given me the opportunity to meet like-minded people with different backgrounds and experiences, meaning we all contribute something unique to the course and complement each others’ learning experiences.
Former student

What you'll learn

The course is designed to give graduates the skills and knowledge they need to embed sustainability in their chosen profession and to equip them with the ability to bring about positive change.

Subjects covered include:

  • The impact of resource constraints
  • Communicating climate science
  • Climate finance
  • Good business practice
  • Governance and behavioural change
  • Community engagement

The modules I took were unique in the breadth of topics covered and in the approach to assessing course content. 
Former student

Who it’s for

The MSc Sustainability is open to students from any discipline wanting to become sustainability professionals or to influence change within their existing profession.

I am so glad I chose this course… I was able to carry on working at my job, study at my own pace part-time at a distance, but also have the benefits of hands-on teaching at five residentials.
Former student

How to apply

Please apply for a place on the course, which begins in September each year, through the Anglia Ruskin University's course website.

Or find out more at the open day in Cambridge on 7 June, 5-8pm.