University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Environment and Development

This programme focuses on the economic, political and cultural links between environmental change and social inclusion. Those issues will be studied at the local and national level, but also taking into account the global scale of environmental and development agendas. In many cases the root causes of poverty both in the Global South and in the Global North are driven by regional or global economics far beyond the borders of a particular country, village or region.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 degree, or international equivalent. Applicants with a UK 2.2, or international equivalent, may also be considered if suitability to the programme is illustrated by work experience. 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: understanding environment and development; development (principles and practices); dissertation. Suggested option courses may include: Anthropology of global health; applications in ecological economics; atmospheric quality and global change; case studies in sustainable development; climate change and corporate strategy; corporate social responsibility and the law; ecosystem services 1 (ecosystem dynamics and functions); ecosystem services 2 (ecosystem values and management); energy and society; energy policy and politics; environmental impact assessment; EU and national climate change law; forests and environment; foundations in ecological economics; frameworks to assess food security; gender and development; global environment and society; global environmental politics; governing mineral extraction in Africa; human dimensions of environmental change and sustainability; integrated resource planning; international political economy; international security; interpreting development (institutions and practices); interrelationships in food systems; introduction to spatial analysis; land use/environmental interactions; marine infrastructure and environmental change; marine systems and policies; participation in policy and planning; political ecology; principles of environmental sustainability; principles of geographical information science; project appraisal; research design in human geography; soil protection and management; South Asia (roots of poverty and development); sustainability of food production; Swahili 1a; Swahili 1b; the international politics of money; waste reduction and recycling; water resource management.

Sponsorship information

Environment and Development has historically secured several £5,000 Head of School Scholarships.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 24,100 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 12,050 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,870 per Year 1 (England) 36 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 12,050 per Year 1 (International) 36 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,870 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 36 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,870 per Year 1 (Scotland) 36 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,870 per Year 1 (Wales) 36 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 24,100 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 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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Key information

Contact: 
MSc Programme Secretary
Telephone number: 
0131 650 2572