King's College London
Environmental Science for Sustainability MSc
King's College London

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our MSc Environmental Science for Sustainability programme provides advanced-level training for understanding and applying principles of environmental science to sustainability challenges. You will be taught theory needed to understand the impact of environmental processes and change on ecosystem health, biodiversity and sustainability, across different realms of the environment: terrestrial, hydrological, ecological and atmospheric.

You will be equipped with an extensive and comprehensive tool kit of advanced practical research and analytical skills that can be readily applied to environmental problems and sustainability challenges, and to assist you in your working life. Additionally, the programme provides you with an understanding of the scientific evidence needed for policy makers, private sectors and society to support sustainability.

Key Benefits

  • Take part in a programme that is highly practical, dominated by skills learning in the analytical laboratory, computer laboratory and field

  • Gain an up-to-date understanding of environmental science needed to evaluate environmental change research critically, and identify strengths and weaknesses, and potential societal implications, of the science.

  • Develop specialist research skills needed for undertaking environmental assessments and presenting environmental research that tackles global environmental sustainability challenges.

  • Learn and apply quantitative research skills used to investigate environmental science issues relating to environmental sustainability.

  • Develop independent critical judgment in identifying, analysing and solving problems at an advanced level.

  • Provides cross-cutting skills in communication, analysis and interpretation, evidence-based decision making, problem-solving, leadership, and team working.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Environmental Science for Sustainability, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About King's College London

King’s College London (KCL) was established in 1892 and is located in the very centre of London. International students can start by taking KCL’s International Foundation, a one-year course intended to improve your knowledge on a particular subject while bringing your English to a level where you’re comfortable studying and communicating. The famous city of London offers innumerable advantages to young students, including myriad work opportunities, reliable and extensive public transport, and abundant entertainment options.

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