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Whatever your academic background, studying this course will give you the qualifications you need for a career in the sustainability sector.

This course takes an industry-focused approach, with particular application to buildings, property development, sustainable technologies as well as the waste and water sectors.

Extremely relevant in today’s climate-aware world, this course is aimed at graduates from a wide range of disciplines.

Course details

Explore national and international environmental legal principles, opening the door to a possible career in sustainability-based projects worldwide.

You will also graduate with the ability to analyse and plan environmental sustainability solutions, particularly relating to buildings, property, waste and water. You will develop your communication skills, and be able to exchange theory and ideas on a wide range of sustainability issues.


Modules that you will study* as part of this course

  • Building Performance 3 ( BSV11134 )
  • Dissertation ( BSV11120 )
  • Health and Safety ( BSV11142 )
  • Renewable Energy Finance and Environmental Law ( BSV11122 )
  • Sustainable Building Design ( BSV11114 )
  • Sustainable Energy Technologies ( MEC11123 )
  • Sustainable Urban Property Development ( BSV11125 )
  • Sustainable Water Resources Management ( BSV11126 )
  • Waste Management ( BSV11124 )

* These are indicative only and reflect the course structure in the current academic year. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

How you’ll be taught

You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.

This is a full-time course and is split up into three trimesters. You can choose to start in either January or September.


  • September starts: 12 months
  • January starts: 18 months with a three-month break over the summer (after the first taught trimester)


  • Construction contractors
  • Consulting engineers
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Architects
  • Local and central government
  • Housing associations
  • Management consultants
  • Manufacturers
  • Service sector organisations

Visit the MSc Environmental Sustainability page on the Edinburgh Napier University website for more details!




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