Taught course

Environmental Protection and Management

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

Entry requirements

Preferably a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its equivalent, in a biological, environmental or physical science, geography, engineering, economics or other relevant subject. Evidence of English proficiency.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme aims to provide both an understanding of the processes that give rise to environmental degradation and pollution problems, and a capability in management of natural resources. Climate change is a particularly important threat, and is an issue that is dealt with in-depth in a number of the course modules.

Graduates will become equipped to devise and enact strategies to protect and conserve environments that face a wide range of threats.

On completion of the course, students will

  • develop a scientific understanding of some of the major processes which influence the quality of land, air and water resources;
  • acquire knowledge of the most effective methods of environmental protection;
  • develop expertise in the design and implementation of programmes of environmental protection;
  • have the opportunity to study the integrated protection and management of particular ecosystems or resources.

This programme is delivered by SRUC and awarded by the University of Edinburgh.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Alistair Hamilton
Email
alistair.hamilton@sruc.ac.uk
Phone
0131 535 4066