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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

The MSc Sustainability gives you a chance to explore sustainability issues in different societies. It addresses critical global challenges including food delivery, water and energy. You’ll graduate ready for a range of careers, including national and international agencies such as the United Nations and the Department for International Development.

Become an expert in sustainability on this master’s degree at the University of Southampton. You’ll study your chosen specialism on this flexible course to meet your career or further study goals.

You could choose to focus on consultancy, population and geographical information systems (GIS) or to gain a broader experience across the disciplines.

A focus on applied research and field-based methods will leave you well equipped to tackle sustainability challenges in the real world after your studies.

Careers

With this degree you’ll have great career potential in local government, the private sector, national and international organisations, and public and private research institutions.

Our graduates have the skills to manage complex problems, work with diverse stakeholders and understand the challenges of interdisciplinary working. They are sought after for roles in:

  • environmental monitoring
  • water resource management and pollution control
  • carbon management
  • sustainable waste management
  • sustainable energy
  • wildlife conservation and ecological management

You’ll also be in demand in wider sectors such as the food, buildings, energy, telecoms and water industries.

All these sectors need to think about environmental sustainability either through choice or legislation. Employers look for graduates with skills in communication, problem-solving, leadership, and team-working, which is why they form a core part of our assessment process.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 23,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 72 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    149 71%

    18th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    35th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    20th

    2

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