The development of a green economy, or an economy that is environmentally sustainable, has become a political and socio-economic imperative. 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.

Core Modules:

  • Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services
  • Carbon Management
  • Environmental Law & Social Justice
  • Frontiers of Sustainability Science
  • Green Technology & Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Development in Practice

Option Units:

  • Research Project
  • Extended Professional Placement
MSc Award
September, January Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or equivalent in a required subject area. Required subjects: Geography, Ecology, Environmental science, Economics, Politics, Psychology or Sociology. Applicants without a required subject may be considered based on relevant professional experience.

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