University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Sustainable Development

This programme provides the essential tools for analysis of the relationship between environmental issues and human society in order to make informed decisions. As part of this approach, students will evaluate political, socio-economic, ethical, cultural and regulatory frameworks. Students will acquire a sensitive appreciation of issues surrounding sustainable development, especially in relation to developing countries.

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 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 an IELTS overall score of 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: ecological economics; foundations of sustainable development; sustainable development applications; corporate, social and environmental responsibility. Optional modules: environmental science and society; environmental law; industrial placement; environmental auditing and management systems; life cycle thinking and the circular economy; life cycle assessment; psychology of sustainable development.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Essays; report writing; case-study presentations; a dissertation of 15,000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,000 per Credit (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months

Campus details

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

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