Taught course

Global Challenges (Online Learning)

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Social and Political Science
Qualifications
MScPGCert

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

September

Course content

The challenge of how seven billion can live well on one planet can only be understood and tackled effectively by taking multiple perspectives and drawing on a range of disciplines.

Our MSc Global Challenges is a multi-level online programme that offers distinct qualifications following successful completion of each of the three stages.

Each stage, a Postgraduate Certificate in it's own right, takes a multidisciplinary approach to global challenges from its own distinct perspective.

Studying all three stages gives you a comprehensive insight into the global challenges and develops and broadens your skills and knowledge to tackle them effectively. As you progress through the programme you will integrate your learning from each certificate you study, adding depth and richness to your experience.

The three stages of Postgraduate Certificate that make up the MSc are:

PgCert Global Development Challenges

Global Development Challenges considers the increasing economic, social and political inequalities in many parts of the world, and the need for new ways of thinking about and addressing international development. The programme is offered by the School of Social and Political Science.

PgCert Global Environment Challenges

Global Environment Challenges considers how human activity is changing the natural environment at an unprecedented rate and the impact of this on human wellbeing and development. The programme is offered by the School of Geosciences.

PgCert Global Health Challenges

Global Health Challenges considers the connections between local and global health challenges, and our changing understanding of health and wellness, illness and health care. The programme is offered by the Edinburgh Medical School (Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences).

Qualification and course duration

MSc

online
33-57 months
part time
33-57 months
distance learning
33-57 months

PGCert

online
9-24 months
distance learning
9-24 months
part time
9-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgadmissions.sps@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 1560