Postgraduate taught 

Environment & Sustainable Development MSc

Industry links

Industry links

At the Centre for Development Studies, our programmes combine academic learning with hands-on experiences, getting you ready for your next career move. You’ll get to collaborate with business professionals through projects, guest lectures and field trips. Learn more about how we link you with the business world.

Field trips and company visits

Environmental Sustainability Trek

Experience a transformative educational journey with our Environmental Sustainability trek to Dumfries.

“It was a lot of fun and really worthwhile. This trip achieved its goals successfully and provided a comprehensive experience overall, from learning about sustainable tourism to exploring Dumfries and Galloway in a fun manner”. 
MSc Environment & Sustainability student, 2022-2023

Discover sustainability in action with our Environmental Sustainability trek to Dumfries. Step outside the classroom and into the real world of sustainable tourism. Led by faculty and a local guide*, this two-day adventure explores Dumfries' history through a sustainability lens. Explore some of Scotland’s most renowned attractions while engaging with local business such as:

  • Clatteringshaws Hydroelectric Scheme
  • Dark Skies Park Visitor Centre
  • Kirroughtree Forest Park
  • Hills and Harbour Gin Distillery
  • Mill on the Fleet
  • Bicycle restoration centre

*subject to availability 

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Arnold Clark Innovation Centre

Students gather outside an Arnold Clarke buildingUnlock a world of possibilities through our partnership with the Arnold Clark Innovation Centre. As a student, you will have the potential to enjoy a range of benefits:

  • Educational Tours: Dive into the latest trends through insightful tours for a real-world perspective
  • Research and Projects: Engage in hands-on research projects on automotive technology, sustainability, and innovation, gaining practical insights
  • Collaborative opportunities: Explore internships and job opportunities by visiting the centre, connecting with industry professionals for valuable networking
  • Workshops and Seminars: Attend innovation, technology and entrepreneurship-focused events, expanding your knowledge and networking with experts
  • Networking: Connect with automotive industry professionals, gaining insights into potential career paths and building valuable connections.

Guest lectures

Man standing in front of presentation screen giving a lectureEnhance your learning experience with our guest lecture events. Discover practical insights from experts like Alan Hendry, Sustainability Director at Mott MacDonald. These sessions offer more than just lectures – they provide networking opportunities and fresh perspectives from diverse speakers. Join us to deepen your understanding with interactive content and practical examples.