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

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months

Campus details

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

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