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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Leeds

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

Cities across the world are facing huge sustainability challenges. Whilst mayors and city governments pledge ‘zero carbon cities’ by 2040, a serious skills shortage means a new generation of sustainability leaders is needed.

Our Sustainable Cities Masters degree tackles this skills shortage by equipping you with the knowledge and tools necessary to become an urban sustainability leader. On this programme you will experience urban sustainability first hand, blending concepts and theories with real world problems and solutions.

What makes us stand apart?

Some elements of teaching are delivered in non-traditional routes through short intensive courses.

We take a ‘systems’ approach to teaching sustainable cities, you will learn about energy systems, transport networks, housing provision, and urban ecosystems. Using applied cases you will discover how these systems can be transformed to produce better economic, environmental, and social outcomes. This course will see students graduate into city government, consultancy, NGO’s and beyond.

The course is delivered in a friendly, challenging and globally competitive Environment faculty where you will have access to cutting edge research, teaching and collaborative learning opportunities.

Learning and teaching

Our groundbreaking research feeds directly into teaching, and you will have regular contact with staff who are at the forefront of their disciplines (through lectures, seminars, tutorials, small group work and project meetings).

Independent study is also important to the programme, as you develop your problem-solving and research skills as well as your subject knowledge.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

Assessment

You will be assessed using a range of techniques including exams, essays, presentations, with assessment of problem based learning sets. The problems set will be drawn directly from real world challenges facing cities and are an excellent preparation for professional practise.

Career opportunities

This course will give you the practical skills needed to pursue a career in city or urban governance and planning, infrastructure and sustainability consulting, policy analysis and development, environmental and urban consultancy, corporate social responsibility, environmental management and management systems, sustainability NGO’s, or PhD study.

Application deadline

10 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 22,500per 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 Leeds

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 71 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    152 76%

    17th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    4th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    56th

    3

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