About the Course
This course links both the theory and practice of economics with that of natural ecosystems. The programme aims to give students the opportunity to learn about the role that economics can play in the design and implementation of sustainable policies for ecosystem management.
Ecological Economics focuses on how to make sustainability and environmental management work in practice by applying economic principles. Graduates with postgraduate training in this area are in greater demand than ever before in business, industry and government.
This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Environment & Society Academy.
On completion of this course, students will gain an understanding of the multi-dimensional nature of the environmental problems an appreciation of the interaction between ecology and economics; the means to develop expertise in the design and implementation of sustainable environmental policies; enhanced skills in specialist topics.
The MSc Ecological Economics degree is awarded by the University of Edinburgh.
SRUC Postgraduate Student Administration
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A UK 2:1 honours degree or equivalent from outside UK in any subject A UK 2.2 may be considered. Evidence of proficiency in English (IELTS 7.0 or equivalent). Check University of Edinburgh web site.
For more information please download our course leaflet.
You will learn through lectures, group work, informal group discussion and individual study, as well as the spring study tour. After two semesters of taught courses, you will begin work on your individual dissertations. You will be able to choose from a wide selection of option courses to suit individual interests and career goals.
- Foundations in Ecological Economics
- Applications in Ecological Economics
- Environmental Valuation.
In consultation with the Programme Director, you will choose from a range of option courses. To find out more, and to apply, please visit the University of Edinburgh page for the course.
To experience and understand conflict between ecosystem conservation and human development needs at ground level, we offer a unique 7-10-day study tour, usually overseas and in the developing world (previous destinations have included Kenya and Tanzania).