University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire

Sustainable Environments

This interdisciplinary course seeks to equip students with the essential skills for negotiating change towards a more sustainable society, in particular society�s relationship with environmental issues and resources; this is a course for those who want to investigate what sustainability means in practice, and the strategic changes required in order to achieve this in complex real-world settings; the focus of the course is on enabling students to acquire the knowledge and skills to practice sustainability in inspirational and transformational ways within organisations, communities and institutions.

Entry requirements

Students would typically have at least a 2.2 degree and some relevant work experience; mature students with substantial relevant work experience would be considered without a degree qualification; there are no specific subject requirements for entry, but qualifications or experience in areas such as geography, biology, earth or environmental science, or planning would be most suitable.

Course modules

Modules include: Understanding sustainable environments; applied ecology and conservation; climate change: mitigation and adaptation; geographic information systems: mapping and remote sensing; sustainable food, food security and society; environmental assessment: environmental investigation agency (EIA), systems engineering and assessment (SEA), and ecosystem services.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework, which ranges from consultancy reports, academic essays, individual portfolios, project plans, reflective food diary and critical assessments of decision-making approaches; there are assessed formal presentations both of students own work and as a review of someone else�s work; there are no exams.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,860 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 10,750 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 4,860 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 10,750 per Whole course (overseas fees) 24 months
PgCert Full-time £ 1,795 per Whole course (home fees) 4 months
PgCert Part-time £ 1,795 per Whole course (home fees) 8 months
PgDip Full-time £ 3,590 per Whole course (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Part-time £ 3,590 per Whole course (home fees) 20 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Francis Close Hall Cheltenham GL50 4AZ South West

Key information

Guidance and Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
01242 714500