Taught course

Global Environment, Politics and Society

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

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent in social science, humanities or environmental science, or relevant work experience in the environmental field.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This is a truly interdisciplinary degree, combining environmental politics and environmental sociology with normative philosophy.

This programme provides a social science-based, practice-oriented understanding of global environmental challenges and solutions. Understanding issues such as climate change, sustainable development and biodiversity requires knowledge about the political, moral and societal dimensions of environmental problems and solutions.

This programme will provide you with knowledge and analytical tools to address questions such as:

  • Are meaningful environmental agreements possible in a system of sovereign states?
  • Is the environment more than an economic resource for human exploitation?
  • What drives groups, individuals or institutions to take action on environmental issues?
  • What is the effect of such mobilisation?

This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Environment & Society Academy.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
pgadmissions.sps@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 651 1659