University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Environment and Sustainable Development

This multi-disciplinary programme is designed for those intending to pursue careers in environmental project management, and gives students the tools to apply economic analysis to a range of environmental management problems with a focus on developing countries. The content is techno-economic in nature and draws upon numerous disciplines. Students gain a scientific perspective on how environmental and resource constraints impact upon development. Students develop an understanding of why certain environmental problems occur and the possible options available for their resolution, and they are able to recognise and analyse the relationships between economic and ecological systems. The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened, enterprising and engaged graduates and internationally-recognised research with real social impact.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent qualification (for example, Grade Point Average 3.0 or above) in Economics or in a relevant subject containing a significant amount of economics; applications may also be considered from those with other backgrounds, particularly in technical subjects such as engineering or earth sciences (with at least 2 credit-bearing courses in economics). For applicants whose 1st language is not English, the University sets a minimum English language proficiency level, being IELTS overall 6.5 score (no sub-test less than 6.0), or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification.

Course modules

Students take 4 core courses, 2 optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation. A pre-sessional refresher course in economics is also available for those who wish to revise their economics. This non-credit bearing course takes place during induction week. Core courses: development policy; environmental economics; policies for sustainability and development; theory and principles of sustainability. Optional courses: aid and development; basic econometrics; behavioural economics: theory and applications; financial institutions and markets in developing countries; growth and development; IMF, world bank and economic growth; international trade; money, finance and growth; project planning, appraisal and implementation; the economics of inequality and deprivation; the law and economics of sovereign debt regulation.

Assessment methods

Students write a dissertation of between 12,000-15,000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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