The Global Environment, Politics & Society programme offered by The University of Edinburgh provides a social science-based, practice-oriented understanding of global environmental challenges and solutions. Understanding issues such as climate change, sustainable development and biodiversity requires knowledge about the political, moral and societal dimensions of environmental problems and solutions.
This programme will provide you with knowledge and analytical tools to address questions such as:
- Are meaningful environmental agreements possible in a system of sovereign states?
- Is the environment more than an economic resource for human exploitation?
- What drives groups, individuals or institutions to take action on environmental issues?
- What is the effect of such mobilisation?
You will acquire an advanced, multidisciplinary understanding of the major contemporary environmental challenges facing the world, and the different disciplinary and theoretical perspectives (from politics, international relations, ethics and sociology) used to explain them.
You will graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to assess competing claims and make informed judgments about current global environmental problems and possible solutions.
Such knowledge and skills are sought after by a wide range of public and private employers in the fields of environmental policy, consultancy and advocacy.
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Teaching methods will include:
- group work
- guided independent study
You will be assessed through:
- seminar assessment
You will also undertake a supervised research dissertation, or may apply to complete a project-based report with an NGO, government department, political party or business over the spring and summer.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesSociology International Development Political Science View 441 other Masters in Political Science in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent in social science, humanities or environmental science, or relevant work experience in the environmental field.
International24000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 24000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
National15400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part-time fees per year
- Home: £7,700
- International/EU: £12,000
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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