University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Environment, Culture and Society

This programme aims to provide students with up to date knowledge of the contemporary issues and debates on the relationship between the environment, nature, culture and society.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent. Applicants with a 2.2, or its international equivalent, may be considered with appropriate 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: values and the environment; political ecology; dissertation. Suggested option courses may include: Archives (history, geography, politics); atmospheric quality and global change; biobusiness; case studies in sustainable development; climate change and corporate strategy; climate change, justice and responsibility; distributed geographical information science (GIS); ecology, ethics and spirit; encountering cities; environmental impact assessment; ethics in a technological society; forests and environment; foundations in ecological economics; foundations of the bioeconomy; global environment and society; global environment (key issues); global environmental politics; green thoughts (landscape, environment and literature); human dimensions of environmental change and sustainability; ICT for development; international development in a changing world; interpreting development (institutions and practices); key concepts in global social change; land use/environmental interactions; man and the natural world in the enlightenment; management of sustainable development; marine systems and policies; methodological debates in human geography; principles of geographical information science; principles of GIS for archaeologists; research design in human geography; society and development; soil protection and management; sustainability of food production; understanding environment and development; urban development.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Students on this course have historically secured several £5,000 Head of School Scholarships.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 11,250 per Year 1 (International) 24 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: 
Programme Secretary
Telephone number: 
0131 650 2543