University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Ecological Economics

This programme is a collaboration by Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and the University of Edinburgh's School of GeoSciences. The course focuses on how to make sustainability and environmental management work in practice by applying economic principles.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent, although students holding a 2.2 Honours degree, or its international equivalent, with appropriate work experience, may also be considered. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with no score lower than 6.0 in each section) TOEFL-iBT: Total 100 (with no score lower than 20 in each section). A degree from an English speaking university may be accepted in some circumstances.

Course modules

Core courses: foundations in ecological economics; applications in ecological economics; dissertation. Optional courses may include: atmospheric quality and global change; case studies in sustainable development; climate change and corporate strategy; development (principles and practices); ecosystem services 1 (ecosystem dynamics and functions); ecosystem services 2 (ecosystem values and management); encountering cities; environmental impact assessment; forests and environment; frameworks to assess food security; further spatial analysis; human dimensions of environmental change and sustainability; integrated resource management; integrated resource planning; interrelationships in food systems; introduction to environmental modelling; introduction To spatial analysis; management of sustainable development; marine systems and policies; participation in policy and planning; political ecology; principles of environmental sustainability; principles of geographical information science; project appraisal; soil protection and management; sustainability of food production; understanding environment and development; understanding the city; waste reduction and recycling; water resource management.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 11,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 22,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Whole course (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 22,500 per Whole course (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Whole course (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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