6 Reasons You Should Study a Sustainability MSc - Eden Project

6 Reasons You Should Study a Sustainability MSc

21st July 2022

We live in an ever-changing world, and though we’re adjusting to a new normal post-pandemic, we face a future which is yet to evolve in increasingly unpredictable ways.

Many of these changes are for the better – after all, there have been lifesaving advancements in science and medicine. However, some changes to our world are a result of human intervention in natural systems.

It has never been more crucial to act to make a more sustainable planet, and a better understanding of sustainable living is the only way to tackle some of the wicked problems we face such as catastrophic climate change.

If you’re passionate about building a better future and want to dedicate your career to sustainability, here are seven reasons why you should study MSc Sustainability at Anglia Ruskin University.

1. Learn from Leaders in their field

In order to have a positive impact on the planet, you’ll need to develop an understanding of the economic and social complexities that are key contributing factors in patterns of unsustainability.

The MSc Sustainability is coordinated and delivered by the academic team in ARU’s Global Sustainability Institute who teach themes such as Global Risk and Resilience, and Ecosystems and Human Wellbeing.

2. Work with the Eden Project

When you study MSc Sustainability at Anglia Ruskin University, you’ll have the opportunity to work with the Eden Project in Cornwall.

The name may sound unfamiliar, but you’ll most certainly recognise the giant domes that contain the world’s largest indoor rainforest.

The Eden Project’s aim is to promote a positive relationship between people and the natural world. With a Sustainability MSc, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from the experience of the Eden Project, and their influential contacts, to learn about implementing sustainability in practice.

3. Become an Agent of Change

Creating a more sustainable world requires action on all governance levels. Each of us, as individuals, have the capacity to influence decision making. But to have influence, first we need to understand where our personal skills lie.

The MSc will guide you through a process of self-reflection and support you to develop those skills you feel could be better. In addition, learning from local and global thought-leaders and with an emphasis on real-world problems, means you will leave the course equipped as agents of change.

4. Ever-Growing Job Market

Sustainability is a hot topic as increasingly, companies large and small – from all over the world, are working harder than ever to demonstrate corporate responsibility and place green values at the heart of their business model.

Because of this, experts in sustainability are becoming more and more sought after; with an education in sustainability, you can be an asset in many organisations all over the world.

5. Contribute to Government Programmes

You’ll have the opportunity to tailor your learning and assessments to sustainability challenges that are not only relevant to you and your geographic location but will also prepare you for contribution to local and national government programmes after you graduate.

After you study the Sustainability MSc, you’ll be able to contribute to and influence government programmes that help to ensure a better future not just for our generation, but for generations to come.

You’ll be perfectly positioned to develop and support public sector projects that benefits your local and global community.

6. Emotionally Rewarding

Any career in sustainability you choose will allow you to feel emotionally fulfilled as you’ll rest easy in the knowledge that you’re contributing to the social and environmental betterment of the world around you.

There’s no career more rewarding than one that makes a difference. And with this course, you’ll have the chance to make a global impact at a vital time in human history.

Want to be part of the solution? Study our MSc Sustainability and be the change you want to see.

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