University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

People and the Environment

The programme focuses on areas such as conservation, landscape and access, human-animal relations and indigenous rights, and is designed to furnish students not simply with an informed and nuanced understanding of the issues. More than this, it also examines and questions the underlying assumptions (about the inevitability of human behaviour, about how we perceive and relate to non-humans, about our place within a natural and man-made landscape) that can hold back constructive debate in these areas.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours Degree or equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English require proof of English language proficiency.

Course modules

Core courses: Understanding people and environment; reading environmental ethnography; dissertation preparation seminar. Plus a range of electives. Master's students will be expected to carry out a substantial research project for their dissertation (12,000 words).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Secretary
Telephone number: 
01224 272762