Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Environmental Sustainability

This course is designed to encourage and foster the skills needed for inter-disciplinary working amongst graduates and professionals from a variety of backgrounds employed within the environmental sector; the course also offers students the opportunity to follow 1 of a number of themed pathways designed to allow for a degree of specialism within the context of this generalist approach; the themes currently offered are: green economics; design and construction; planning and policy.

Entry requirements

1st degree in a relevant subject area; candidates must be numerate and information technology literate.

Course modules

Semester 1: Core modules: Dynamic natural environments; society, economics and environment; policies and plans; green design. Semester 2: Core modules: Law and environmental governance; sustainable development into practice; sustainable futures; energy technologies. Semester 3: Core module: Research project.

Assessment methods

A wide variety of assessment methods are employed to provide both a challenging and stimulating environment, including: individual reports; individual presentations; time-constrained exercises; role-playing exercises; development of a research proposal; literature reviews; research papers; design portfolios; reflection on learning experiences; group reports; group presentations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campuses Birmingham B4 7XG West Midlands

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