UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Sustainable Resources

The sustainable extraction, supply, use and disposal (or re-use) of natural resources has become increasingly important to business, policymakers, and civil society around the world. This new degree aims to deliver a sustainability perspective on the international supply and demand of natural resources, as well as on the environment, socio-economic development and equity issues, and train the future leaders in the field.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in an appropriate subject (earth science, economics, political sciences, geography, physical sciences, law, engineering or related subject).

Course modules

Core modules: the demand drivers for resource use; future resource pathways and visions; introduction to resource economics and policy; introduction to sustainable resources (challenges and principles); tools for assessing sustainable resources. Options: Students choose three of the following modules available either within the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources or more widely across UCL: earth resources and sustainability (UCL earth sciences); eco-innovation, business and market development; international commodity trade; metrics, modelling and visualisation of the resource nexus; resource governance and the global south.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, project group work and presentations from visiting speakers from a range of businesses and other organisations. Assessment is through examination, assessed coursework, group work, and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time GBP 11,460 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 22,180 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 11,460 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 11,460 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 11,460 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Variable - 2 years

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