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Environmental Sustainability MSc

University of Edinburgh

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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

Ensuring the environmental sustainability of society is one of the most significant challenges facing humanity in the 21st century.

How can the needs of the world’s growing population be met without threatening the ecological processes that support human well-being?; How can economy and energy systems be restructured to combat climate change?; What policies foster sustainability?; How can the necessary changes in the behaviour of organisations and individuals be promoted?

With the MSc Environmental Sustainability, you can explore these questions and other significant challenges affecting our world today, and in the future.

What will I learn?

You will be encouraged to think across different disciplines to blend scientific, socio-economic and policy perspectives for a stronger understanding of sustainability and how it can be achieved.

You can explore key social and global issues and ways to address these to benefit individuals, communities, societies and our world.

The programme gives you an international perspective, with a focus on regions in both the ‘Global South’ and ‘Global North’.

Career opportunities

The MSc Environmental Sustainability will prepare you for a wide range of roles within: environmental consultancy; national and local government; non-government organisations (NGOs); non-profit organisations; environmental agencies; education or research at community, national or international levels.

You can apply critical thinking, policy analysis and interdisciplinary environmental skills in sectors as diverse as transport, renewable energy, ecosystem planning and management, community development, technology innovation and beyond.

Application deadline

31 January 2021, 31 March 2021, 30 June 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 28,400per 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

    9th out of 71 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    169 84%

    9th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    13th

    26
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    57th

    10

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