M.Sc. Online

Global Challenges (Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh

36 months
6035 GBP/year
6035 GBP/year
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The challenge of how more than eight billion can live well on one planet can only be understood and tackled effectively by taking multiple perspectives and drawing on a range of disciplines. This Global Challenges (Online Learning) programme is offered by The University of Edinburgh.


The Global Challenges (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh is a multi-level online programme that offers distinct qualifications following successful completion of each of the three components.

Each component takes a multidisciplinary approach to global challenges from its own distinct perspective, and can be taken as a Postgraduate Certificate

Studying all three components gives you a comprehensive insight into the global challenges and develops and broadens your skills and knowledge to tackle them effectively. As you progress through the programme you will integrate your learning from each component you study, adding depth and richness to your experience.

Career opportunities

This programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed for work with:

  • governments
  • non-government organisations (NGOs)
  • international aid organisations
  • United Nations agencies
  • the private sector
  • universities
  • other research institutions

The transferable skills you gain in areas such as communication and research will give you an edge in the employment market, whatever your career.

Programme Structure

  • Our MSc in Global Challenges allows you to study flexibly at a pace that suits you.You can complete the three stages in any order you wish.
  • There is no dissertation element: each Postgraduate Certificate provides opportunities for you, in discussion with academic staff, to develop innovative projects as part of your assessment.
  • The MSc in Global Challenges is normally completed over three to five academic years and is awarded by the School of Social and Political Science.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6035 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6035 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    6035 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6035 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • MSc PT intermittent: 10 credits £960; 20 credits £1,915; 60 credits £5,735



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