Postgraduate Certificate Online

Global Environment Challenges (Online Learning)

9 months
6035 GBP/full
6035 GBP/full
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Drawing from The University of Edinburgh’s unique breadth of expertise, students on this Global Environment Challenges (Online Learning) programme develop an in-depth appreciation of how human activity drives environmental change.


Humanity faces a range of complex and interrelated challenges:

  • global warming
  • ecosystem disruption
  • biodiversity loss
  • increasing difficulty in meeting the basic human needs for energy, food, water and shelter

This Global Environment Challenges (Online Learning) programme from The University of Edinburgh takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding these contemporary environmental issues and will also develop our students’ capacities to address these in professional life.

This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Environment & Society Academy.

Career opportunities

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

  • governments
  • NGOs
  • international aid organisations
  • United Nations agencies
  • the private sector
  • universities
  • other research institutions

Programme Structure

By studying the PgCert Global Environment Challenges (Online Learning), you will be equipped to:

  • understand the challenges for society relating to sustainability, human wellbeing and environmental change
  • critically evaluate local and regional environment-related issues, initiatives and projects within a global context
  • apply theories and insights from scholarly research to support the development of appropriate responses to such issues through practice and policy

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 9 months
    • Flexible

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  • No Attendance

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in any subject. We will also take any professional experience into account.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6035 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6035 GBP for the full programme during 9 months.
  • National

    6035 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6035 GBP for the full programme during 9 months.



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