The MSc Environment, Culture and Society provides you with up-to-date knowledge of the contemporary issues and debates on the relationships between the environment, nature, culture and society.
Welcoming students from a variety of backgrounds, this exciting MSc will explore the core interdisciplinary perspectives and concepts needed to imagine and enact sustainable environmental futures.
You will develop the skills and abilities to assess the importance and implications of geographical and other conceptual debates which shape environmental policy and practice.
The MSc Environment, Culture and Society will equip you to think critically across disciplinary divides, to generate new knowledge related to the environment and use this knowledge to address urgent environmental challenges.
You will be encouraged and supported to develop your interests at an advanced level in an area you are most passionate about.
Our graduates have been successful in pursuing a variety of careers including:
- environmental policy
- animal welfare
- corporate social responsibility
- business communications
Due to the diversity of the topics within the programme, you can work in a range of sectors including government, NGOs (such as environmental charities and development organisations), the private sector and academia.
Examples of the organisations our graduates have gained employment with include:
- Conservation International
- the National Forestry Commission
- Scottish Natural Heritage
- The Climate Group
- European Commission
- UNESCO World Heritage Centre
- the Provincial Ministry of Environmental and Climate Change (Canada)
- KPMG Sustainability (Japan)
- Environmental Law Institute (America)
- Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability
- Clean Up Australia
This MSc programme comprises:
- compulsory and option courses
Throughout the programme, your teaching team will work with you to prepare for the dissertation project. This will be your opportunity to explore a topic of your choice in relation to the programme.
You will experience a range of teaching styles while you are studying, depending on the subject matter and courses you are taking.
Courses can be delivered through a mix of teaching and learning styles including:
- short field trips
Please view each relevant course for teaching and assessment methods.
Changes to teaching and learning
We are committed to offering a high-quality education to all our students. Please be advised that there may be changes to course options and delivery, including due to Covid-19.
Changes to how we deliver teaching and learning experiences will be made to safeguard the health and safety of our students, staff and community, and to ensure we can maintain the highest standards for educational experience.
Although we endeavour to provide a wide range of optional courses to choose from, these can be subject to change or cancellation at short notice.
Places on optional courses can be limited, due to course capacity and timetabling constraints. It may not be possible to guarantee every offer holder their top choice of optional courses.