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 (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in Economics or Engineering, Earth Sciences, Geography or a related discipline, with at least 2 credit-bearing modules 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 for those intending to pursue careers in environmental project management, and will give you the tools to apply economic analysis to a range of environmental management problems with a focus on developing countries.

Why Glasgow

  • The programme content is techno-economic in nature and draws upon numerous disciplines. You will gain a scientific perspective on how environmental and resource constraints impact upon development.
  • You will develop an understanding of why certain environmental problems occur and the possible options available for their resolution, and you will be able to recognise and analyse the relationships between economic and ecological systems.
  • The University of Glasgow 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.

Programme Structure

You will take four core courses, two optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation. A pre-sessional refresher course in economics is also available for those who wish to revise their economics. This non-credit bearing course takes place during induction week.

Core Courses

  • Development policy
  • Environmental economics
  • Policies for sustainability and development
  • Theory and principles of sustainability.

Optional Courses

  • Aid and development
  • Basic econometrics
  • Behavioural economics: theory and applications
  • Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
  • Growth and development
  • IMF, World Bank and economic growth
  • International trade
  • Money, finance and growth
  • Project planning, appraisal and implementation
  • The economics of inequality and deprivation
  • The law and economics of sovereign debt regulation.

Information for international students

The University of Glasgow welcomes students from over 100 different countries. For applicants whose first language is not English, the University normally sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. Visit: http://www.gla.ac.uk/international/englishlanguagerequirements/ for details.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7000
International students
£14500

http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/environmentsustainabledevelopment/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

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