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Sustainable Development (Hons)

University of St Andrews

48 months
25100 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Sustainable Development (Hons) at University of St Andrews encourages students to rise to the challenges of the environment and society and focuses on the study of principles and practices of sustainability in an interdisciplinary environment.


Sustainable Development (Hons) at University of St Andrews is studied up to Honours level in both the Faculty of Science (BSc) and the Faculty of Arts (MA). Students who have a background in the Arts or who wish to study Sustainable Development alongside Arts subjects at St Andrews should apply for the MA. For those interested in studying Sustainable Development alongside Science subjects, the BSc in Sustainable Development may be of interest.

St Andrews also offers a BSc in Sustainable Development, which may be more suitable for students who wish to take Sustainable Development alongside Science subjects. The Sustainable Development element within both the BSc and MA degree programmes is exactly the same.


At a time when sustainable development is rising higher up the national and international agenda, and as businesses and organisations accept the need to adopt more sustainable practices, graduates with a degree in Sustainable Development are in strong demand.

Sustainable Development students are able to critically interrogate the principles, practice and plurality of sustainable development and to contribute to the evolution of innovative, interdisciplinary thinking and action in this area.

Career pathways for graduates include:

  • central and local government
  • conservation
  • consultancy
  • impact assessment
  • management
  • non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • strategic planning
  • teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Frontiers in Sustainability Research: do good lives cost the earth?
  • Governance for Sustainability
  • Introduction to Environmental Economics
  • Transitioning to Sustainability.
  • Sustainable Development: Frameworks for Implementation
  • Sustainable Development: Tools for Action

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline - 29 January for UK students


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • SQA Highers: AAAB
  • GCE A-Level: AAA
  • IB points: 36

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25100 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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