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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

From the biodiversity crisis to the climate crisis, to the question of managing economies during a global pandemic - the topic of sustainability has never been more pressing.

The MSc Ecological Economics prepares you to contribute to solving sustainability problems by focusing on the intersection between the environment, the economy and economic decision-making. The programme aims to equip you with a new way of seeing the world, and to empower you to analyse how the economy and economic decisions affect our ability to progress towards a more sustainable future.

What will I learn?

The interdisciplinary nature of the programme links environmental, social and economic systems together, and focuses on the mutual dependences between them.

You will participate in sustainability problem-solving with an emphasis on application, practical experience and ‘hands-on’ learning.

You will experience training in a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies and the associated data analysis, using real-world case studies.

During the annual study tour, you will implement a small research project designed collaboratively with staff members in response to real-world sustainability problems, providing you with first-hand experiences conducting the work of an ecological economist.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the MSc Ecological Economics have historically been in high demand.

Our graduates are working in a variety of sectors, including: environmental consultancies; international and governmental agencies; non-governmental organisations (NGOs); financial institutions; multinationals; environmental education and research.

Additionally, around a quarter of our Masters students eventually go on to doctoral research programmes.

Application deadline

31 January 2021, 31 March 2021, 30 June 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 30,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 100 11

    13th out of 80 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    185 84%

    6th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    25th

    47
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    80th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    177 80%

    11th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88.0 88%

    13th

    34
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    66th

    8

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