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Sustainability and the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy MSc

University of Dundee

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Dundee City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Explore the relationship between energy, environment, and climate change and how they relate to sustainability throughout all sectors in society.

This course gives you insights and skills in key areas of transition, such as energy, mining, agriculture, waste management, and the reduction of plastics in the circular economy. You will study the law, policy, and economics of energy transition across the energy cycle.

You'll learn about:

  • the promotion of renewable energy forms and the ways to reduce carbon emissions from conventional and unconventional fossil fuels
  • the social dimension of the transition to cleaner energy, which must deliver access for all, be socially just, and fair for all countries
  • environmentally and socially sustainable mining in producer countries

You will develop your ability to analyse, evaluate, and critically review theory and policy debates relating to sustainability. You will be able to draw on international perspectives and examples of best practice in relation to methods of evaluation and assessment of sustainability.

Careers

As societies move to become more sustainable and develop low-carbon economies, this course will place you in the fast-growing area of energy, environment, society and governance (EESG) sections of firms.

It will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to take up a wide range of careers in:

  • policy
  • practical management
  • training and research.

Application deadline

01 September 2021, 17 December 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,950per 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 Dundee

  • University League Table

    31st

  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 72 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    180 85%

    6th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    32nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    27th

    37

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