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The University of Edinburgh: Environmental Protection and Management

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of GeoSciences
Study type Taught


Your chance to play a vital role to protect and conserve the environment starts here.

Our actions have had and continue to have a significant impact on our planet:

  • the use of natural resources,

  • deforestation

  • soil erosion

  • the release of pollutants and pathogens

  • invasive species

  • the increase in greenhouse gases

These human impacts are all examples of pressures that have potentially severe consequences for humanity and other life on Earth.

The MSc Environmental Protection and Management will give you an in-depth understanding of natural resource management based on a scientific understanding of the issues but also linked across disciplines.

We will equip you with advanced skills and knowledge about the processes that give rise to environmental degradation and the strategies to affect sustainable change.

Reputation, relevance and employability

Our programme has been successfully delivered for over 25 years and continues to grow from strength to strength.

You will be taught by world-leading experts in key fields, as well as benefiting from our excellent relationships with industry and relevant employers.

The programme attracts students from a variety of backgrounds. Our diversity will give you exceptional opportunities to learn from one another and become part of a strong alumni network around the globe.

Scotland’s Rural College This programme is delivered in collaboration with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). You will benefit from being a fully enrolled student at the University of Edinburgh as well as access to all of the complementary staff, expertise, and resources at SRUC. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded your degree by the University of Edinburgh.


University of Edinburgh 


Inspiring the world since 1583 
University of EdinburghThe University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50, and placed 16th in the 2022 QS World University Rankings. Our entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture attracts not only students but also staff from some 156 countries, creating a unique Edinburgh experience.

We provide a stimulating working, learning, and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities and attract the world's best, from Nobel Prize winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors.

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