Taught course

Ecological Economics

Institution
Scotland's Rural College · Department of Environmental Studies
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

In addition to students who have studied economics and who wish to study economy-environment interactions, the programme welcomes applications from qualified individuals who have studied traditional sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. The normal entry requirement for the MSc is a good honours degree (first or 2:1), or equivalent. However, applicants holding a 2:2 honours degree, or its equivalent from outside the UK, may also be considered if they have relevant professional experience. Evidence of proficiency in English must be provided by those for who English is not their first language (IELTS 7.0 or equivalent).

The programme would also welcome applications from individuals who are professionally involved in natural resource and environmental management, and from highly motivated students from disciplines other than those explicitly mentioned above who have clear reasons for wanting to pursue this specific degree.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course links both the theory and practice of economics with that of natural ecosystems. The programme aims to give students the opportunity to learn about the role that economics can play in the design and implementation of sustainable policies for ecosystem management.

On completion of this course, students will gain:an understanding of the multi-dimensional nature of the environmental problems an appreciation of the interaction between ecology and economics; the means to develop expertise in the design and implementation of sustainable environmental policies; enhanced skills in specialist topics.

The MSc Ecological Economics degree delivered by SRUC and awarded by the University of Edinburgh.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Corinne Baulcomb
Email
corinne.baulcomb@sruc.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)131 535 4307