University of Edinburgh: Ecological Economics

InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of GeoSciences
Web http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying
Study type Taught

Summary

The world’s resources are finite. How can we apply economic principals to make sustainability work for a growing population?

The MSC in Ecological Economics prepares you to contribute to solving sustainability problems by focusing on the intersection between the environment, the economy, and economic decision-making.

The interdisciplinary nature of the programme links environmental, social and economic systems together, and focuses on the mutual dependences between them. This gives you a unique understanding of the consequences of human economic activity on the planet’s limited resources.

You will participate in sustainability problem-solving with an emphasis on practical experience and ‘hands on’ learning. You will experience training in a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies and the associated data analysis using real world case studies.

The annual study tour, in which you will implement a small research project designed collaboratively with staff members in response to real-world sustainability problems, gives you first-hand experience conducting the work of an Ecological Economist.

This programme is delivered in collaboration with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). You will not only benefit from being a fully matriculated student at The University of Edinburgh, but also access to all of complementary staff, expertise, and resources at SRUC. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded your degree by The University of Edinburgh.

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