Taught course

Environmental Entrepreneurship

University of Strathclyde · Department of Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

MSc in Environmental Entrepreneurship: Normally a First or Upper Second-class Honours degree from a UK University (or equivalent Overseas qualification) in any discipline. This course welcomes applicants from all subject backgrounds: arts, social sciences, humanities, engineering, agriculture, law, science and business. Although normally at least 2:1 is required, lower degree classifications might be considered if there is strength elsewhere (e.g. relevant work experience, excellent final project/dissertation, very strong academic letter of reference). In all cases, 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 innovative MSc in Environmental Entrepreneurship, the first of its kind in Europe, has been designed to respond to the urgent need for a new generation of environmental entrepreneurs. The MSc aims to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical understanding of entrepreneurship, in preparation for a career in either self-employment or in an innovative organisation. Through this MSc students will learn how to identify, assess and shape environmental ideas into real business opportunities.

Addressing environmental problems requires ingenuity. Entrepreneurship places emphasis upon the range of skills and understanding needed in order to make something of value actually happen - whether this is establishing a new enterprise, transforming an existing business or ensuring someone achieves positions of leadership in a corporate setting. Environmental entrepreneurship can take place through new product design, new technologies, and new organizational arrangements.

The course aims to create a whole new generation of ecopreneurs with the skills that will allow them to launch new ventures, strategies, products, and technologies that address society's environmental and natural resource problems. The course is not just about green industries. It is also about developing 'win-win' strategies, which simultaneously protect the environment and save money, in any kind of organisation. The course aims to develop management, consultancy, business, engineering and technology professionals who have reached a stage in their careers when they are seeking or achieving increasing responsibility, or would like to a refocus their career on environmental, or sustainable, entrepreneurship.

Fees and funding

UK students
3,900; 9,000
International students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Elsa Joao
+44 (0)141 548 3277