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Global Environment and Sustainability

MSc, PGDip, PGCert

The MSc Global Environment and Sustainability degree offers students modules covering pressing global contemporary environmental problems including climate change and environmental hazards, global food systems and health, water and energy resources, waste and pollution and biodiversity, biosecurity and conservation.

A man and woman working in a greenhouse.
Students will examine how environmental sustainability policy and management can effectively contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

By studying this programme, students will:

  • be able to critically evaluate the complex drivers and consequences of global environmental problems for different societal groups, applying academic concepts and theories.
  • develop in-depth knowledge in particular specialist areas of environment and sustainability through designing and executing a substantial independent research project.
  • gain critical and creative thinking skills and the ability to apply theory to practice.
  • be able to assess the effectiveness, equity and trade-offs of different sustainability goals and policies at global, regional and local levels and over time.

Students will engage with real-world practical examples to examine drivers, concepts, and contested ideas related to environmental problems in diverse global, national and local contexts. Providing students with a holistic and interdisciplinary understanding of the causes and consequences of these urgent environmental issues, these programmes will examine how environmental sustainability policy and management can effectively contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Through a substantial independent research project, students will develop in-depth knowledge in a particular specialist area of interest.

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