University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Learning for Sustainability

The course is an opportunity to study international educational responses to global issues and benefit from Scotland�s position as one of the leading countries in the world in the field. The programme has also been designed in response to recent policy declarations by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (Revised Professional Standards) and the Scottish Government. The course seeks to understand and contribute to the ways schooling, community and higher education respond to issues such as climate change, resource depletion, inequality and well-being, ecological and economic stability. The programme explores the relationships between learning and social and environmental change in complex, global circumstances, through local places and educational contexts.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 Honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline is normally required. If English is not the 1st language, students must have 1 of the following qualifications as evidence of their spoken and written English: IELTS: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module); PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the 'Communicative Skills' sections); CPE: Grade C; CAE: Grade B.

Course modules

PGCert: introduction to learning for sustainability; ecosystems for educators; outdoor learning. PGDip: education for environmental citizenship; environmental philosophy and city-based outdoor learning; experiential education; the sources of knowledge (or conceptualising research). MSc: planning research; dissertation.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 calendar years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 calendar years
PgCert Part-time - 1 calendar years
MSc Part-time - 2 calendar years
PgDip Part-time - 2 calendar years
PgDip Full-time £ 5,400 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0131 651 3122