Environment and Sustainability

From investigating people’s attitudes to the environment to understanding how nanotechnology can enhance future solar power solutions, environment and sustainability researchers take a truly collaborative approach to tackling some of the biggest issues facing our world today.

Our Environment and Sustainability courses

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate Study (Taught)

Postgraduate Study (Research)

Why study environment and sustainability at surrey?

Could palm oil be greener than we think?

Palm oil has long been the enemy of environmentalists, but new research at Surrey suggests that biofuel from palm oil production could help to wean Malaysia off fossil fuels, reducing the country’s high greenhouse gas emissions.

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Why study sustainability at Surrey?

If you are passionate about the environment and sustainability Surrey is leading research in this field.

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Bum deal: is access to a toilet a human right or a privilege?

Adequate sanitation is a human right, recognised by the UN. But for the 2.4 billion people with nowhere to go safely, how does that right become a reality?

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The variety of teaching methods, guest lecturers from a range of sectors and the opportunity to undertake an industry-based placement make this course stand out from the rest.

Nicki Ledger, MSc Corporate Environmental Management


your future in environment and sustainability

My Surrey experience - Matthew Arnold, MSc Corporate Environmental Management

"The Corporate Environmental Management MSc was engaging and insightful and filled with professionals from a wide range of sectors"

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My Surrey experience - Nicholas Roberts, MSc Corporate Environmental Management

“I would recommend this course to others, and reiterate that the placement opportunities you get are invaluable to developing essential work skills and contacts"

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My Surrey experience - Harsheenee Doorga, MSc Sustainable Development

“I got exposure to experienced and international postgraduates at CES, and learnt a lot of new things”

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Why Surrey?

Why we chose Surrey

Our students explain why they decided to come to Surrey and share what they love about living and studying here.

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Surrey named University of the Year

We’re proud to be University of the Year and University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

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Surrey in a single word

We challenged our students to sum up the University of Surrey using just one word.

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2,300+ partner organisations

Over the past five years, more than 2,300 partner organisations have worked with us to give students valuable experience in the professional environment.

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