Taught course

Environmental Entrepreneurship

Institution
University of Strathclyde · Department of Civil Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

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).

Months of entry

September

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

The course has contributions from six other departments:

  • Law School
  • Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Economics
  • 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.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Elsa Joao (Course Leader)
Email
civeng-pgt@strath.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)141 548 4056