Taught course

Sustainable Development and Environmental Economics

Institution
University of St Andrews · Department of Geography and Sustainable Development
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. No previous training in sustainable development is required, but students with an undergraduate degree in Economics or a business-related subject are welcome to apply.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Sustainable Development and Environmental Economics offers additional training and research opportunities in the field of environmental economics for students interested in making a change to society, environment and economy.

Course highlights

  • Interdisciplinary teaching provides multiple perspectives. Students are taught by experts from disciplines across the University.
  • Field trips, such as to a Scottish highland estate, bring the subject alive by exploring practical applications of sustainable development. (Field trips are at no additional cost.)
  • Practical experience supplements leading theory. The lecturers and visiting speakers all have practical experience of advising government, businesses and communities on aspects of environmental economics and sustainable development as well as being leaders in their academic fields.

Teaching format

The MSc in Sustainable Development and Environmental Economics is a one-year, full-time taught postgraduate programme run by the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development. Sharing teaching elements from the MSc in Sustainable Development, this programme takes an interdisciplinary approach and draws on economic analysis and thinking to understand the links between people and their environment, resulting in a programme of study which is both intellectually stimulating and highly relevant to today’s job market.

During the taught portion of the programme, students take six modules which are taught via lectures, tutorials, seminar presentations, student-led workshops, as well as field trips and away days. Modules are assessed through written examinations and coursework including class tests, presentations and review essays.

Over the course of the programme, but with particular focus during the summer months, students will research and write a 12,000-word dissertation, and present their research at a dissertation conference.

Information for international students

A minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7500
International students
£20370

Please visit our website for information on: Postgraduate fees and funding.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
ggpg@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 463904