Postgraduate taught

As leaders in environmental and sustainability related research and postgraduate teaching in the UK, and with a wide range of disciplines devoted to researching an array of environmental problems, we offer postgraduate taught courses as part of a modular course.

Course information

Today, sustainability affects all aspects of corporate and public policy decision-making. Knowledge, skills and confidence in sustainability frameworks is now a key career-development asset for managers and decision-makers across all disciplines.

Sustainability specialists are drawn from engineering, sociology, psychology, natural sciences and business studies and combine these specialist insights with broader knowledge of sustainability to develop their leadership skills, roles and reputations.

A masters in sustainability increases career options and opportunities for the 'next generation' of sustainability thinkers.

The modules

Our master courses consist of five-day intensive modules which can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis, making them ideal for blending with work and other commitments.

Our modules help professionals with their understanding of sustainability concepts e.g. circular economy, natural capital, SDGs, clean growth, planetary boundaries to name a few. Each module incorporates a host of external professional speakers from industry, NGOs and government, while an industrial placement module provides invaluable on-the-job training.

Apply now

Applications are now open, so if this sounds like something you might be interested in, please visit one of our course pages below to apply.

MSC Module competition

Last week, we ran our Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility MSc module including nine case studies with six industry speakers. The conclusion of the week was a competition asking each group to produce a CSER Bonsai – condensing the week’s work and ideas into one poster outlining the current and future state of corporate sustainability.

The winning entry was from group five: Mehar Ahluwalia, Jennifer Horn, Saixi Liu, Keira Morgan and Lia Papazoglou.

Congratulations to our masters students for their creative poster and fantastic contribution to the module, hope you found the prize tasty!

Module leader Dr Walter Wehrmeyer said: "The task of condensing such a wide variety of topics, issues and solutions is challenging and combines the kind of integrative and synthesising thinking with the need to communicate effectively that is the hallmark of what we try to instil in our MSc programmes. Very well done!”

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CSER winning drawing

The MSc lifecycle

A graphic representation of the masters courses offered by us and the experiences we offer for full time and part-time students.

Why sustainability

Sustainability nowadays affects all aspects of corporate and public policy decision-making. Knowledge, skills and confidence in the increasing demand to implement these sustainability frameworks is now a key career-development asset for managers and decision-makers across all disciplines. 

Sustainability specialists are drawn from all backgrounds (engineering, sociology, psychology, natural sciences, business studies etc) and combine these specialist insights with broader knowledge of sustainability to develop their leadership skills, roles and reputations. A masters in sustainability increases careers and opportunities for the 'next generation' of qualified sustainability thinkers.

Our masters courses challenge students to think systematically and creatively, and act pragmatically. They are, by design, multidisciplinary, involving the application of a wide range of engineering, natural and social sciences to problems of resource use and environmental management.

Further masters information

Associate membership

Students who undertake specific modules on these courses are eligible for associate membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

Professional development

Our students gain enormously from sharing the wealth of experience existing amongst their peers. As well as the master degrees, most modules are available to be taken singly as part of continuing professional development or can contribute to a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.

Gain experience in industry

Students on our masters courses are encouraged to undertake a placement with a company, NGO or public sector body as part of their degree, to gain contacts and experience that will help you get into employment.

Contact us

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Centre for Environment and Sustainability
Arthur C Clarke building, Floor 2
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH