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

Postgraduate Study (Taught)

Postgraduate Study (Research)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Short Courses

Why study environment and sustainability at surrey?

The Global Graduate Award in Sustainability

The University of Surrey’s Global Graduate Award (GGA) is open to UG and PG students and provides an understanding of wide-ranging issues affecting the sustainability of our world. These include biodiversity, climate change, energy production and corporate environmental management. 

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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 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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