Taught course

Global Environment, Politics and Society

University of Edinburgh · School of Social and Political Science

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

This degree is based on a simple premise: understanding global issues such as climate change, sustainable development, or biodiversity requires in-depth knowledge of political, society and moral dimensions of environmental problems and solutions.

The GEPS degree provides a distinctive multidisciplinary approach to these issues. It is social science-based: while exploring the scientific basis of environmental issues, its main focus is on the political, moral and social dynamics shaping how that science is interpreted and applied. GEPS is also practice-oriented: the programme deals with current problems and proposed solutions.

Courses will engage directly with primary sources and events. Students may apply to complete a project-based report linked to a placement within an NGO, government agency, political party, or business.

Fees and funding

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

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 131 651 1659