Taught course

Environment & Sustainable Development

Institution
University of Glasgow · Adam Smith Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in economics, engineering, earth sciences, geography or a related discipline, with at least two courses in economics. Students with other qualifications and/or relevant work experience can also be considered.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This multi-disciplinary programme is designed if you are intending to pursue career in environmental project management. It will give you the tools to apply economic analysis to a range of environmental management problems with a focus on developing countries. You will gain a scientific perspective on how environmental and resource constraints impact upon development.

  • Environment & Sustainable Development will provide you with a good understanding of:
    • the key issues confronting economies in attempting to reconcile economic growth with environmental and ecological constraints
    • the relationship between environment and the economic system with an emphasis on environmental valuation, cost-benefit analysis, market and policy failure, trade and the environment, the economics of pollution control and climate change
    • the role of international environmental agreements
    • possible policy responses to other developmental issues such as human capital, international trade and market liberalisation
  • This programme provides you with the empirical tools, data, and software training that will enable you to do research in environment and economic development and help prepare for your dissertation.
  • You will have access to all conferences and seminars hosted by the Glasgow Centre for International Development. This means you will be exposed to interdisciplinary research and approaches to development in the fields of medicine, veterinary medicine, environmental management, sustainability, or education.
  • The Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened, enterprising and engaged graduates and internationally-recognised research with real social impact.

Adam Smith Business School is triple accredited www.gla.ac.uk/schools/business/aboutus/accreditationsandrankings/

Information for international students

For funding opportunities search the scholarships database

www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/feetable/2018-19/

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time fee: £8450
International students
Full-time fee: £18920

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

This Masters programme is designed for those intending to pursue careers as managers of environmental projects; the professional planning staff of ministries concerned with the design and implementation of environmental policies (especially in developing countries); and those working on environmental issues in international agencies or academic and research institutions.

Course contact details

Name
Adam Smith Business School
Email
business-economics@glasgow.ac.uk