M.Sc. On Campus

Environmental Protection and Management

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
32300 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Join the Environmental Protection and Management program at The University of Edinburgh and get your chance to play a vital role to protect and conserve the environment starts here.


Our actions have had and continue to have a significant impact on our planet:

  • the use of natural resources,
  • deforestation
  • soil erosion
  • the release of pollutants and pathogens
  • invasive species
  • the increase in greenhouse gases

These human impacts are all examples of pressures that have potentially severe consequences for humanity and other life on Earth.

The Environmental Protection and Management program at The University of Edinburgh will give you an in-depth understanding of natural resource management based on a scientific understanding of the issues but also linked across disciplines.

We will equip you with advanced skills and knowledge about the processes that give rise to environmental degradation and the strategies to affect sustainable change.

Reputation, relevance and employability

Our programme has been successfully delivered for over 25 years and continues to grow from strength to strength.

You will be taught by world-leading experts in key fields, as well as benefiting from our excellent relationships with industry and relevant employers.

The programme attracts students from a variety of backgrounds. Our diversity will give you exceptional opportunities to learn from one another and become part of a strong alumni network around the globe.

Career opportunities

Our graduates have a strong record of finding employment in the environmental sector around the world.

Global climate change, our growing population and unprecedented consumption of finite resources are rising higher and higher on the political agenda across the world.

Graduates with the knowledge to apply the principles of effective management of limited resources with the protection of our fragile environment are in high demand to find answers and solutions to problems such as:

  • reducing environmental footprints
  • deforestation, pollution
  • soil erosion
  • natural resource management
  • and more.

In particular, addressing such issues requires graduates who can take a holistic and flexible approach to problem-solving, often working with or across other disciplines.

Programme Structure

This MSc programme comprises:

  • compulsory and option courses
  • dissertation

Throughout your studies, we will work with you to prepare you for the dissertation project. This will be your opportunity to explore a topic of your choice in relation to the programme and prepare a dissertation that you can use to demonstrate your work to potential employers.

Part-time study

As we are committed to helping people into education while continuing to work or managing family and personal commitments, you may study this programme part-time.

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are 3 application rounds.


180 alternative credits


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, in biological science, environmental science, physical science, geography, engineering, economics or other relevant subject.
  • We may also consider a UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, with relevant industry experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32300 GBP per year during 12 months.

Home fees have still to be agreed.

Part-time fees 2 years / year 

    • International/EU: £10,770

Part-time fees 3 years / year 

    • International/EU: £16,150

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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