Taught course

Environmental Entrepreneurship

University of Strathclyde · Department of Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

Normally, a first or upper second-class Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any degree discipline – all backgrounds considered, including social sciences, arts, engineering, law, chemistry, maths, physics, geology, biology and business.

Lower degree classifications might be considered if there is strength elsewhere (for example, relevant work experience, excellent final project/dissertation, very strong academic letter of reference, very strong application statement linking with career goals.)

For candidates whose first language is not English, minimum standards of written and spoken English are an IELTS minimum overall band score of 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5). Applicants with slightly lower scores have the opportunity to attend the University's Pre-Sessional English classes to bring them up to the required level.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique course, running since 2008 – the first of its kind in Europe – meets the needs of graduate students who want to contribute to environmental improvement and the circular economy, and learn how to identify and evaluate business opportunities. It’s a collaboration between:

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

Both the Strathclyde Business School and the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering were ranked in the top 10 in the UK and number one in Scotland in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The course has contributions from six other departments:

Law School

Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering

Management Science

Throughout the course, you’ll develop skills that'll allow you to launch new ventures, strategies, products, and technologies that address society's environmental and natural resource problems.

Although this course is offered by an engineering department, it is unique as it accepts students from all backgrounds (social sciences, arts, engineering, law, chemistry, maths, physics, geology, biology and business). Students are able to select class options from a wide range of subjects to suit their background.

The course is suitable for anyone who'd like to refocus their career on environmental or sustainable entrepreneurship.

Please see the course page for more details.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Scotland £5,500 Rest of UK £9,000*
International students
EU £5,500 Non EU £18,000

For more information please see the website and the scholarship search.

*Postgraduate taught engineering students domiciled in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channels Islands will receive a £3,000 scholarship towards the cost of their fees (applies only to students not already in receipt of any other fees scholarship).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 - 36 months

Further details of qualification

The course offered to students from all disciplinary backgrounds and/or employment situations.

Course contact details

Elsa Joao
+44 (0)141 548 4056