Postgraduate study and short courses that support green skills building and future career goals

Are you motivated to improve your understanding of sustainability and build specialist skills and knowledge for your future career? Additional learning can be a great way of complementing your current degree, and there is lots of choice – from short online courses to full Masters programmes.

As a starting point, research short courses around sustainability – some examples are provided below. Some courses are available for free, while other providers charge, so please check individual sites and courses before you sign-up.


LinkedIn Learning offers free one-month trials on their Green Jobs for Sustainable Career course. In this course, instructor Fulya Kocak Gin walks you through the emerging green jobs market, with tips on customising a strategy to effectively land a greener role.

Free Courses in England

Free Courses in England are offering a free course in Environmental Sustainability, funded by HM Government and Department for Education. Within the course, you can gain an overview of the principles of sustainable development, communities and energy management, and the social responsibility of businesses in relation to sustainability.

Learn Direct

There are many Sustainability fee-paying courses, qualifications and training offered by Learn Direct. Some of these include Community Based Conservation, Environmental Management and Sustainability in Fashion.

Future Learn

Future Learn offer courses and micro-credentials (many available for free), as well as degrees and ExpertTracks (aimed at people wanting to upskill in the workplace).


Coursera have a range of both paid and free courses delivered offered by universities and companies across the world.

The Open University

The Open University offer a wide range of free courses across a range of subjects covering the environment, climate change and sustainability.

 You can also research other courses through online search engines or talk to one of our Careers and Employability Advisors.