Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology - MSc

Faced with urgent demand for clean energy, loss of natural habitats and species, and the impact of climate change, there’s a growing demand for insight and solutions to improve the relationship between the earth and its inhabitants. Accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), our MSc explores a wide range of complex environmental problems and the new technologies designed to solve them. Studying within Keele’s Energy Campus environment, you'll see renewable energy sources and smart solutions in action, developing the specialist scientific, managerial and generic skills to tackle environmental problems and help establish a sustainable environment.

Month of entry

  • September, January

Mode of study

  • Full time, Part time


Subject area

  • Environment, Natural Sciences

Fees for 2023/24 academic year

  • UK - Full time £10,000 per year. Part time £5,500 per year.
    International - £18,800 per year.

Duration of study

  • 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Please note: this course is no longer accepting applications from international students for January 2023 entry

Why study Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology at Keele University?

Top 20 in the UK for Geography and Environmental Studies (Guardian University League Table 2022)
£34m investment in state-of-the-art science laboratories, specialist facilities and an extensive range of analytical instruments and equipment
Accreditation by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) offers you globally recognised GradIEMA professional status
Specialise in energy generation, geosciences, ecology, green information technology, environmental policy and politics, and project management
Keele’s unique 600 acre campus has become a ‘true Living Lab’, a testbed for a range of smart energy and sustainability initiatives
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Fern, Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology graduate

"I enjoyed learning about all different environmental issues and solutions, technologies as well as business skills for addressing stakeholders with project ideas, to make real-world changes."

Fern, Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology

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Ajeet, Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology

"The flexibility in essay topics for many of the degree’s modules allowed me to explore my interests in electric vehicle technology. There was a lot of support and encouragement to pursue work experience either prior to graduating or prior to the dissertation module."

Ajeet, Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology

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John, Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology

"Keele University in particular has great relationships with the local community and businesses and their ability to put research into practice, especially in the Environmental sustainability sector. The whole ethos of environmental sustainability is taken seriously across the whole campus"

John, Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology

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Course Director Dr Sharon George speaks to CNN about UK plans to minimise plastic waste

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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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