University of St Andrews

Masters (MSc, MRes) Degrees in Sustainable Development

The Programmes

We are delighted to welcome you to the webpages on the postgraduate programmes in Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews.  Sustainable development is a challenging field in which to be working. The concept of sustainable development is itself highly contested, and when explored rigorously it offers a useful framework by which to develop and test theories and practices that purport to address many of the problems facing our societies and the planet.

We have one taught Masters programme in sustainable development, which is designed to prepare students for professional employment.

We have one research Masters programme, which is designed to prepare students for research career paths such as PhD study or advanced research positions in public or private organisations.

Further information

If you have any questions about the degree programmes, or would like details about the application procedure, please contact Penny; phone +44(0)1334 46 3904 or email