Starting September 2021

From September 2021, join MLA College, and your fellow students, to investigate the challenges that all our countries face, working in a global partnership to deliver peace and prosperity for all whilst maintaining the critical natural infrastructure that supports us.

Lectures will be delivered online, with ample opportunity for formative feedback, synchronous discussion through video conferencing, and as asynchronous debate through online forums. The range of new and exciting learning technologies that are now available will help deliver an experience that connects you to your tutors and fellow students, building a community of learning.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set bold objectives for us all, and recognise that when economic prosperity goes hand-in-hand with reducing social inequalities and the rehabilitation of the natural world, only then can we claim a sustainable future.


 Join us, enhance the debate, question our approaches, and play your own part in transforming the world into a place that understands that our economic future, our health, our education, and much more are intimately linked with the well being of our planet.


In your first year or level, you would ordinarily join us in the UK. Here we will take you through the building blocks, the concepts and theories that help you explore the complex world of sustainable development, and, at the same time, practice and improve key academic skills.

The second level will be delivered through distance learning, and will allow you to start to specialise in line with your own interests and experiences. This level will look at the work that is developing at the intersections between the areas of economy, environment, and society. With subjects as diverse as sustainable fashion, citizenship and public engagement, and sustainable shipping and transportation, you will be able to delve more deeply into areas which fascinate you.

The final level asks you to put your learning into practice, and work within your local communities to deliver work aligned to at least one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This experience will be crucial for your career – you will not just know the theory; you will be able to demonstrate that you understand, first hand, the real world challenges of delivering a sustainable future. You will also study a number of units, of your choice, which focus on developing areas of interest in sustainable development; from whole life assessments of a product’s environmental impact, to how businesses are beginning to place their corporate affairs on a sustainable footing.


You will close your time with MLA College looking to the future, thinking beyond the end of the SDG programme, and planning your role in leading the debate for the next generation.


More information about this programme, including fees, entry requirements and duration, can be found here