Published: 8 March 2013 at 11:08
Eden Project, Change Agents UK and Anglia Ruskin working in unique partnership to deliver new MSc
Anglia Ruskin University has launched a Masters course, MSc Sustainability: Working for Positive Change, in partnership with the Eden Project and Change Agents UK. 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.
The new 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 has been 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 will be taught through a combination of week-long residential workshops, held at Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus and at the Eden Project in Cornwall, and comprehensive online learning support.
Anglia Ruskin is providing the academic content of the course and, through its Global Sustainability Institute, access to state-of-the-art research and expertise. Students will 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 will discuss how sustainability, good business practice and the citizenship values of the future can be complimentary.
Students will also have the opportunity to apply their learning in a practical setting during a work placement. Change Agents UK will support the work-based component of the course, enabling students to learn how to apply their skills in the workplace.
Professor Michael Thorne, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University said:
Professor Stephen Martin, President of Change Agents UK, said:
Dr Tony Kendle, Creative Director at the Eden Project, said:
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. For further information, visit www.anglia.ac.uk/mscsustainability