Taught course

Green Economy

Institution
Bournemouth University · Faculty of Science and Technology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above or equivalent in a required subject area and/or relevant comprehensive professional experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The development of a green economy, or an economy that is environmentally sustainable, has become a political and socio-economic imperative. Key drivers include the need to reduce carbon emissions to minimise the risk of climate change, overexploitation of resources and widespread environmental degradation, which is eroding the natural capital on which human wellbeing depends. The transition to a green economy represents a substantial challenge to society, particularly in the current era of rapid environmental and socio-economic change.

This green economy course seeks to provide the scientific understanding on which the transition to a green economy can be based, including the principles of environmental sustainability and the societal responses required to implement these in practice.

Core Modules:

  • Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services
  • Carbon Management
  • Environmental Law & Social Justice
  • Frontiers of Sustainability Science
  • Green Technology & Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Development in Practice

Option Modules (choose 1):

  • Research Project
  • Extended Professional Placement

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally: IELTS (academic) 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
For 2017 entry: £5,150
International students
For 2017 entry: £5,150

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Name
askBU Enquiry Service
Email
prospects@bournemouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1202 961916