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Ecological Economics

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
Duration
30700 GBP/year
16300 GBP/year
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About

The Ecological Economics programme from The University of Edinburgh prepares you to contribute to solving sustainability problems by focusing on the intersection between the environment, the economy and economic decision-making. 

Overview

The Ecological Economics programme from The University of Edinburgh aims to equip you with a new way of seeing the world, and to empower you to analyse how the economy and economic decisions affect our ability to progress towards a more sustainable future.

What will I learn?

The interdisciplinary nature of the programme links environmental, social and economic systems together, and focuses on the mutual dependences between them.

You will participate in sustainability problem-solving with an emphasis on application, practical experience and ‘hands-on’ learning.

You will experience training in a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies and the associated data analysis, using real-world case studies.

During the annual study tour, you will implement a small research project designed collaboratively with staff members in response to real-world sustainability problems, providing you with first-hand experiences conducting the work of an ecological economist.

Graduates of the MSc Ecological Economics have historically been in high demand.

Our graduates are working in a variety of sectors, including:

  • environmental consultancies
  • international and governmental agencies
  • non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • financial institutions
  • multinationals
  • environmental education and research

Additionally, around a quarter of our Masters students eventually go on to doctoral research programmes.

Programme Structure

This MSc programme comprises:

  • compulsory and option courses
  • dissertation

Throughout the programme, your teaching team will work with you to prepare for the dissertation project. This will be your opportunity to explore a topic of your choice in relation to ecological economics.

Teaching methods

You will experience a range of teaching styles while you are studying, depending on the subject matter and courses you are taking.

Courses can be delivered through a mix of teaching and learning styles including:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • practicals
  • short field trips
  • longer field courses

Please view each relevant course for teaching and assessment methods.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are 3 application rounds.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent.
  • We may also consider a UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, with appropriate work experience.
  • Applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds are welcome to apply, but all students will be expected to engage critically with economic and environmental concepts, and will also be asked to engage in both quantitative and qualitative analysis. Students whose undergraduate degrees have not addressed one or more these areas should highlight in their applications their abilities to learn and to engage with these subject areas.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16300 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time fees 2 years / year

  • Home: £8,150
    • International/EU: £15,350

Part-time fees 3 years / year

  • Home: £5,435
    • International/EU: £10,235

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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