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Environment and Sustainable Development MSc

Environment and Sustainable Development MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Studies Sustainability

Course type


Course Summary

This multi-disciplinary programme is designed if you are intending to pursue career in environmental project management. It will give you the tools to apply economic analysis to a range of environmental management problems with a focus on developing countries. You will gain a scientific perspective on how environmental and resource constraints impact upon development. Environment & Sustainable Development will provide you with a good understanding of: the key issues confronting economies in attempting to reconcile economic growth with environmental and ecological constraints; the relationship between environment and the economic system with an emphasis on environmental valuation, cost-benefit analysis, market and policy failure, trade and the environment, the economics of pollution control and climate change; the role of international environmental agreements
possible policy responses to other developmental issues such as human capital, international trade and market liberalisation. This programme provides you with the empirical tools, data, and software training that will enable you to do research in environment and economic development and help prepare for your dissertation.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Environmental Economics - Core
Policies for Sustainability and Development - Core
Theory and Principles of Sustainability - Core
Development Policy - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in economics, engineering, earth sciences, geography or a related discipline, with at least two courses in economics. Students with other qualifications and/or relevant work experience can also be considered.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more