Taught course

Green Economy

Institution
Bournemouth University · Faculty of Science and Technology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject. Required subjects: Geography, ecology, environmental science, economics, psychology or sociology

For post-experience and professional qualifications, there may be additional entry requirements set by the association or institute that ultimately administers the qualification in question. The qualification description on the course information pages should tell you what these are but please get in touch with the Future Students Enquiry team if you are in doubt.

If you lack the formal academic qualifications needed to enter a postgraduate or post-experience degree, there are several alternative routes to follow. Some of these are based on experience. Contact the Future Students Enquiry team for more information.

Months of entry

January, 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
£5,150
International students
£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
Future Students Enquiry Team
Email
prospectus@bournemouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1202 961 916