University of Dundee

Sustainability (MSc) (Taught) University of Dundee Degree level: Postgraduate


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Course summary

On this course, students develop their ability to analyse, evaluate and critically review theory and policy debates relating to sustainability and to to draw on international perspectives and examples of best practice in relation to methods of evaluation and assessment of sustainability. They will design and plan interventions for creating change to promote greater sustainability across different scales, and design and undertake a substantial independent research project to address significant areas of theory and/or practice.

Course details


Each of the 5 pathways contains a common core comprising ‘principles of sustainability’ and ‘transformation for sustainability’, along with the ‘research training’ module. Each named pathway then comprises a specialised core module and then options drawn from a wide range of electives. All 5 pathways feature a 60 credit individual research project, the weighting of which reflects the importance of independent investigation and permitting students to develop expertise in their chosen area through effectively 4 months of dedicated research.

Assessment method

Assessment follows a variety of styles including individual essays and practical assignments along with formal written examinations; to group exercises and peer group assessment

How to apply

International applicants

The University of Dundee has a long and distinguished tradition in welcoming international students to undertake taught postgraduate degrees. In total we are now home to nearly 18,000 students, with approximately 15% coming from over 80 different countries.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, equivalent to UK standards, preferably at upper 2nd Class or above. IELTS of 6.5 (or equivalent), if the 1st language is not English.

Fees and funding

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Ioan Fazey

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