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 in Cornwall.
In this Masters degree you will 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. You can combine online learning with face to face ‘residentials’ in Cambridge and Cornwall. Alternatively, you can study the course completely online (choose a distance learning option).
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 work placement.
Join our growing alumni network of passionate sustainability leaders.
Whether you want to start a new career or continue in your existing sector, you’ll be able to apply the knowledge, skills and mindsets you develop on this Masters degree to help create a more sustainable future.
Although you will be predominantly or wholly studying online, our MSc Sustainability is a very interactive course in which you will be learning from each other as well your tutors and guest experts. You will be supported to provide your own insights developed from your research and experiences to contribute to online and real-time discussions.
Please note you will need to arrange and pay for travel, accommodation and subsistence costs associated with attending residentials, as they are not included in your course fee.
Dates for residential sessions
Provisional dates for the 2022-23 academic year are listed below; dates for 2023-24 are to be confirmed.
Trimester 1 – Cambridge
Trimester 2 – Eden Project, Cornwall
Work placement: 200 hours between February and July 2023
Year 1, Trimester 1 – Cambridge
Year 1, Trimester 2 – Eden Project, Cornwall
Year 2, Trimester 1 – Cambridge
Work placement: 200 hours between February and July 2023.
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.
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Study MSc Sustainability at ARU and:
Join our postgraduate student community and:
Director of Education for Sustainability
Senior Research Fellow
Lecturer in Sustainability
Director, Global Sustainability Institute
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.
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 gives students an opportunity to undertake a course which will give them the tools to be changemakers. It’s about giving future leaders, future decision makers, the opportunities to make good decisions for the world.”Prof Alison Greig
Course Leader, MSc SustainabilityMore from Alison
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