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The University of Edinburgh: Global Environment Challenges (Online Learning)

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


Human activity is changing the natural environment at an unprecedented rate.

As a result, humanity faces a range of complex and interrelated challenges:

  • global warming

  • ecosystem disruption

  • biodiversity loss

  • increasing difficulty in meeting the basic human needs for energy, food, water and shelter

Our PgCert Global Environment Challenges (Online Learning) takes a multidisciplinary approach to understand these contemporary environmental issues. It will also develop your abilities to address these in professional life.

Drawing from the University's unique breadth of expertise, our programme enables you to develop an in-depth appreciation of how human activity drives environmental change.

This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Environment and Society Academy.

Online learning Our programme is delivered 100% online and part-time, enabling you to study flexibly and at your own pace. You will benefit from interaction and engagement with our expert staff, as well as your peers around the world.

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert

Edinburgh. Extraordinary futures await.

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50, and placed 22nd in the 2024 QS World University Rankings.

Our position as one of Britain’s leading research universities was reaffirmed by the results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, ranked 4th in the UK for research power (Times Higher Education, Overall Ranking of Institutions), with 90% of our research activity classified as world leading or internationally excellent in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.

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