Being able to identify ecological economic problems, and apply economicprinciples and methods to solve these problems is increasingly valued byemployers. Our graduates are working in a variety of sectors, includingenvironmental consultancies; international and governmental agencies;NGOs; financial institutions; multinationals; environmental educationand research. Additionally around a quarter of our masters studentsgo on to doctoral research programmes.
This programme is also available for part-time studying.
Graduates of the MSc Ecological Economics have historically been in high demand.
Our graduates are working in a variety of sectors, including:
- environmental consultancies
- international and governmental agencies
- non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
- financial institutions
- environmental education and research
Additionally, around a quarter of our Masters students eventually go on to doctoral research programmes.
Examples of the organisations our graduates have gained employment with include:
- New Economics Foundation
- UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre
- Centre for European Policy Studies
- Delta Energy and the Environment
- Octopus Energy
- LTS International
- World Wildlife Federation (WWF)
- Scottish Natural Heritage
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
- Conservation International
- EDF Energy
- Scottish Water
- Golder Associates Peru
- University of Leeds
- Price Waterhouse Coopers
- the Uganda Carbon Bureau
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 ecological economics.
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
- longer field courses
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.