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Sustainable research and education

Sustainable research and education

We aim to leverage our Research and Education expertise to encourage, equip and empower our students and staff to be leaders in environmental sustainability.

We’re building momentum. Our academics have made several successful bids across Environmental and Living Sustainably themes to research funders.

We have a growing partnership network, which includes the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, with which we are launching new joint Masters programmes; Natural England, which has a member of its staff on secondment within the Research and Innovation Directorate; and the London Borough of Hounslow, with which we are working to advance a series of projects, placements and co-supervised PhDs.

Utilising our combined expertise, over 100 modules across our six schools now have an Environmental Sustainability theme within them and we’re scaling up our capacity to provide Carbon Literacy certification.

Sustainability and Carbon Literacy training

We introduced Carbon Literacy® training to Royal Holloway in 2021.

The day’s worth of training, which focuses on empowering participants to choose their own impactful climate solutions, leads to certification as Carbon Literate by the Carbon Literacy Project.

As well as expanding our ability to certify more staff, students, and local community groups, we’re also creating our own shorter Sustainability and Climate E-learning course that will be accessible to everyone at Royal Holloway.

Key undergraduate and masters courses

Study environmental sustainability at Royal Holloway and contribute to solving global challenges.

Choose from one of our expert-led degrees addressing critical issues, including:

Explore more options on our Course Directory here

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