Taught course

Environment, Culture and Society

University of Edinburgh · School of Geosciences

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent.

We may also consider a UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, with relevant industry experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Welcoming students from a variety of backgrounds, this exciting MSc will enable you to bridge disciplinary divides and tackle the environmental issues that face us all.

The MSc in Environment, Culture and Society provides you with up-to-date knowledge of the contemporary issues and debates on the relationships between the environment, nature, culture and society. Taught by world-leading experts and drawing on expertise from across the University, especially from social and political studies, landscape architecture, literature, archaeology, geography, philosophy, theology, science and technology studies, and development studies, the programme provides a unique critical perspective.

You will develop the skills and abilities to assess the importance and implications of geographical and other conceptual debates which shape environmental policy and practice. Our graduates are equipped to think critically, to generate new knowledge related to the environment, and to use this knowledge effectively to address urgent environmental challenges across a range of specialities such as policy, conservation, education, public consultation and the arts.

This programme is affiliated with a variety of University networks including the School of GeoSciences’ Cultural and Historical Geography Research Group, the Global Environment and Society Academy and the Energy and Society Network.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Programme Contact, Teaching Office
+44 (0) 131 650 2543