University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Environmental Strategy

This programme provides both a theoretical and practical grounding for evaluating technical, social, economic and organisational elements of environmental problems. The programme content is varied, and several guest lecturers assist with the delivery of our modules so you can draw on the practical skills and experience of government and industry experts to expand your subject knowledge.

Entry requirements

The normal entry level is a minimum 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in social, life or physical sciences, or engineering disciplines. Applicants without a qualifying degree, who have significant relevant experience, will also be considered. Students are accepted on our MSc programmes from a wide range of academic backgrounds, the strengths of which will be built upon during each specific course. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Environmental auditing and management systems; environmental law; environmental science and society; life cycle thinking; social research methods. Optional modules: Corporate, social and environmental responsibility; ecological economics; foundations of sustainable development; industrial placement; integrated assessment; life cycle assessment; psychology of sustainable development; sustainable development applications; transitions to a low carbon economy.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,600 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,600 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

Key information

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01483 689 047