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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The development of a green economy, or an economy that is environmentally sustainable, has become a political and socio-economic imperative. It is highly inter-disciplinary, drawing from ecology, geography, social science, psychology and technology – and, in keeping with the ethos of the course, is studied by distance learning.

Key drivers include the need to reduce carbon emissions to minimise the risk of climate change, overexploitation of resources and widespread environmental degradation, which is eroding the natural capital on which human wellbeing depends. The transition to a green economy represents a substantial challenge to society, particularly in the current era of rapid environmental and socio-economic change.

This green economy course seeks to provide the scientific understanding on which the transition to a green economy can be based, including the principles of environmental sustainability and the societal responses required to implement these in practice.

This course is accredited by IEMA. This means as a student on Green Economy you will simultaneously receive free student membership at IEMA. Once you graduate you will also become a GradIEMA professional membership.

Careers

Upon completion of this course you will enjoy a wide range of career opportunities, as an increasing number of organisations are taking an active interest in the green economy. Not only will this course equip you with subject expertise, but you will have a practical understanding of how to apply that knowledge to make a difference to businesses. This will give you extra marketability in the professional arena, providing you with a route into a successful and rewarding career.

Different course options

Distance without attendance | Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

Sustainability science has emerged in recent years as a new scientific discipline, at the interface between environmental science and sustainable development. Key objectives include understanding of the dynamics of human-environment systems, easing the design, execution and evaluation of practical interventions that promote sustainability in particular places and contexts, and improving links between research, innovation, policy and management. You'll develop a detailed knowledge of sustainability science and advanced literature-based research, evaluation and reporting skills. You'll also learn to use your knowledge to solve problems.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,345

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,345

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need a bachelors honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject. Required subject: Geography, Ecology, Environmental Science, Economics, Politics, Psychology or Sociology. Applicants without a required subject will be considered.

University information

Based by the sea in south-west England, just two hours from London by train, Bournemouth University offers over 90 taught Master’s courses as well as many research programmes. 16% of its students are in postgraduate study, meaning you’ll be joining a thriving postgrad community. The University has four academic faculties, divided into numerous individual schools: Health & Social Sciences Departments: Human Sciences & Public Health,...more

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