Change Agents UK will once again be supporting the Masters course, MSc Sustainability: Working for Positive Change, in partnership with the Eden Project and Anglia Ruskin University. Students will have access to leading research in the area, experience sustainability first-hand at the visionary Eden Project and practice their new skills in real, work-based settings. This year's course will also include an exciting residential in Peterborough, one of only 4 Future Cities in the UK.
The course is the first time that the Eden Project, the world-famous educational charity and visitor attraction in Cornwall, and Change Agents UK, an international sustainability and education charity, have partnered with a university on an academic programme.
The course is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills and abilities to act as a catalyst to inspire and effect change towards sustainable living. The course is taught through a combination of residential workshops, held at Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus, Peterborough and at the Eden Project in Cornwall, and comprehensive online learning support.
Anglia Ruskin provides the academic content of the course and, through its Global Sustainability Institute, access to state-of-the-art research and expertise. Students contribute to a wide range of research projects being undertaken including the impact of resource constraints, the communication of climate science, and issues surrounding climate finance.
The Eden Project provides an inspirational case study of ‘what is possible’. Through experience of running world-class social and environmental projects, their experts discuss how sustainability, good business practice and the citizenship values of the future can be complimentary.
Students also have the opportunity to apply their learning in a practical setting during a work placement. Change Agents UK support the work-based component of the course, enabling students to learn how to apply their skills in the workplace.
The MSc in Sustainability, which begins in September, is open to students from any discipline wanting to become sustainability professionals or change how their existing profession functions.
Through a combination of residential taught sessions and online learning, students can study full-time (one year) or part-time (two years) from anywhere in the country.