University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Global Environment, Politics and Society

This is a truly interdisciplinary degree, combining environmental politics and environmental sociology with normative philosophy. This programme provides a social science-based, practice-oriented understanding of global environmental challenges and solutions. Understanding issues such as climate change, sustainable development and biodiversity requires knowledge about the political, moral and societal dimensions of environmental problems and solutions. This programme will provide you with knowledge and analytical tools to address questions such as: - Are meaningful environmental agreements possible in a system of sovereign states? - Is the environment more than an economic resource for human exploitation? - What drives groups, individuals or institutions to take action on environmental issues? - What is the effect of such mobilisation? This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Environment & Society Academy.

Entry requirements

MSc: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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