London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The course provides personal and professional development for those interested, or already engaged, in paving the way for a more sustainable world by way of understanding, educating or promoting sustainability. The unique structure of distance learning enables international students to gain a globally recognised qualification from the UK. If you're looking to study in London, then we also offer a full-time option for students. Although many of our students are educators or NGO educational, training or campaigning staff, we also draw students from many other backgrounds, including health, media, business, government, botanical and zoological work. Education for Sustainability (EfS) is a distance learning postgraduate course at Masters Level delivered by a team of experts. Employers have found that the programme has enabled students to develop and enhance work practices in the light of current theories and debates. This has led to a number of organisations sponsoring their staff to do the programme as a means of capacity building and staff development. Many EFS graduates have gone onto gain promotion, career advancement or have made use of the course to change their career direction. Sustainability skills are an important career asset in the 21st century and this qualification has been recognised by employers, such as news media, National Environment Management Agencies, government ministries, schools, environmental and development NGOs. EFS graduates have gone onto gain promotion, career advancement or have made use of the course to change their lives or career direction. Examples of graduate jobs include education adviser UNICEF, Director of Communications, Transition Town volunteer organizer, Environmental News editor, education director botanic gardens, curriculum manager, and schools inspector.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Distance Learning
MSc £7,875 Home Fees
3 years
Distance Learning
MSc £7,875 European Fees
3 years
Distance Learning
MSc £13,780 Overseas Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £7,875 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £7,875 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £13,780 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need an Honours degree minimum of 2:2 award from a UK, EU or International University (Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division) or equivalent professional qualification/experience.
  • International entry requirements: The English language qualifications for international students need IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.