Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Green Economy

This course seeks to provide the scientific understanding on which the transition to a green economy can be based, including the principles of environmental sustainability and the societal responses required to implement these in practice. In keeping with the ethos of the course, it is delivered via distance learning to minimise its environmental impact. The course can be studied from anywhere in the world, supported by a high quality virtual learning environment. You will be supported by electronic communication with staff and researchers at BU, and will also interact with other students as members of a virtual learning community. The course includes the option to undertake either a research project, or an extended professional placement involving implementation of a practical project in a workplace environment.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, 2.2 or above in a relevant subject area or equivalent professional experience. Relevant subjects include geography, ecology, environmental science, economics, psychology, sociology.

Course modules

Core units: Biodiversity and ecosystem services; carbon management; environmental law and social justice; frontiers of sustainability science; green technology and renewable energy; sustainable development in practice. Options (choose 1): research project; extended professional placement.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Distance learning - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Talbot Campus Poole BH12 5BB South West

Key information

Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01202 961916