The way we treat our world is changing. This combined undergraduate and master’s qualification will equip you to drive that change, developing the technology and research needed to bring about a more sustainable future. You’ll study a curriculum that aligns with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), putting you in an excellent position to be a part of the public and private sector’s efforts to make these goals a reality. The field of sustainability science is defined by the problems it addresses rather than the disciplines it employs. As a sustainability scientist, you’ll seek to understand the interactions between natural and social systems, and how those interactions affect the global challenge of sustainability. Areas of study include poverty, hunger, biodiversity, conservation, pollution, global environmental policy and clean energy. The course introduces students to sustainability in the context of real-world problems. Learning is technically focused - you’ll gain practical experience alongside a rigorous study of relevant academic theory. The first year provides the core knowledge and skills from which the rest of the degree will progress, building your understanding of environmental and social science, engineering, and management. In the second year, you will learn to apply these principles more widely, using them to approach some of the world’s most urgent sustainability issues. From the second year onwards, optional units give you the chance to tailor the course to your own specific career ambitions. Assuming that you meet the required grades in year two, you will be cleared to continue study in year three and four. These years will see you study a range of applied subjects including industrial ecology, life cycle assessment, renewable energy, and sustainable design. You’ll work with the teaching team to find your own niche before starting a group research project in year three. You’ll then follow this up with an independent research project in year four. This MSci is an integrated undergraduate and postgraduate (master’s) qualification which takes four years to complete.