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The University of Edinburgh: Global Environment, Politics and Society

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Social and Political Science
Web http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying
Study type Taught

Summary

This is a truly interdisciplinary programme, combining environmental politics and environmental sociology with normative philosophy.

Understanding issues such as climate change, sustainable development and biodiversity requires knowledge about the political, moral and societal dimensions of environmental problems and solutions. The Global Environment Politics and Society degree provides a social science-based, practice-oriented exploration of these global environmental challenges and solutions.

Students will develop the knowledge and analytical tools to address questions such as:

  • Are meaningful environmental agreements possible in a system of sovereign states?

  • Is the environment more than an economic resource for human exploitation?

  • What drives groups, individuals or institutions to take action on environmental issues?

  • What is the effect of such mobilisation?

  • What does environmental justice look like and is it achievable?

Students on this programme can also take advantage of the many climate and sustainability activities offered by the University's Social Responsibility and Sustainability Department and new Earth Initiative.

MSc

University of Edinburgh 

 


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