MA Education for a Sustainable Environment / Overview

Year of entry: 2022

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Degree awarded
Master of Arts
1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)
Entry requirements

We require a UK Honours degree with a First or Upper Second (2.1) classification or the overseas equivalent.

When assessing your academic record we take into account the grades you have achieved and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
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Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

  • Join the world number one for societal and environmental impact (THE Impact Rankings 2021) and a top 10 UK university for Education (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).
  • Study on an innovative course to help address local and global environmental and sustainability challenges in and through education. 
  • Benefit from a blended teaching approach, giving you the flexibility to study this master's either onsite or online to fit your circumstances.  
  • Benefit from a creative blended pedagogy to encourage sustainability and flexibility. In this unique MA, on-campus and distance students attend classes together and at the same time using video conferencing tools.
MA Education for a Sustainable Environment at The University of Manchester

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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2022, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £11,000
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £22,000
  • MA (part-time)
    UK students (per annum): £5,500
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £11,000

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


This master's is committed to reducing its carbon emissions as a part of a broader commitment to socio-environmental sustainability in the School. Reflecting that commitment, we are pleased to offer a carbon scholarship, in the form of a 10% discount on fees, for those who choose to study remotely on this programme. Students can additionally apply for other scholarships where those are applicable. More information about the Carbon Reduction Scholarship can be found here .

We also offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and merit awards to outstanding applicants and international students, such as the Manchester Humanities International Excellence Scholarship for entry 2022. For more information, please see our scholarship webpage . Furthermore, the Manchester Institute of Education offers a Master’s bursary available to those studying in the department. Find out more information by visiting this webpage.   

You may also be eligible to a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a first-class bachelor's degree and are progressing to a postgraduate taught master's course. You can find out more on our Fees and funding webpages or by researching our postgraduate funding database .

Contact details

School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
School of Environment, Education and Development
+44(0)161 275 2814
See: The School .

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