Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University


This course provides students with the agency to become catalysts of change for a sustainable future; learners embark on an ambitious learning journey along which they; gain a deep understanding of key sustainability challenges and the importance of acting sustainably, develop the skills they require to lead change through individual action, in business, government and society, undertake a work placement in which they can apply and reflect on their developing knowledge and skills and abilities as a change agent.

Entry requirements

First degree at 2.1 or above; prospective students with non-standard entry qualifications are advised to discuss their personal position with the course tutor before applying; the university may require submission of appropriate documentary evidence before any particular application is considered; the diversity of the student group is an important part of the learning process and is a reflection of the wide scope of the subject material; applicants must have a strong interest in sustainability and a wish to facilitate the change needed for a sustainable future; they should possess or expect to possess when commencing the course a 1st or 2nd class Honours degree from a UK Higher Education institution, or its equivalent; alternatively an applicant may have prior experiential learning (eg 5 years of qualifying employment); in the case of applicants whose 1st language is not English, then IELTS Academic is required with 6.0 overall and no less than 5.5 in components (or equivalent).

Course modules

Modules include: introduction to sustainability and systems; system pressures; measuring and monitoring; governance and behaviour change; better business; working towards change; research methods; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessments include a range of text based (report, essays, journal articles), presentations and other forms of non-textual communication (such as outline design for a website); we have designed the assessment specifically to foster skills development alongside the development of academic knowledge and understanding; for instance, a text-based assessment may be an essay or a more specific product such as an article for a magazine or journal; some assessments involve a group- or team- work and students collaborate both during the face-to-face block sessions and online.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,900 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,900 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,450 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,450 per Academic year (EU fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge Campus Cambridge CB1 1PT East of England

Key information

Anglia ruskin University
Telephone number: 
01245 686868