Environment and Sustainable Development

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:12 months
Local:$ 9.17k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 19k / Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:1478

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This multi-disciplinary Masters programme is designed for those intending to pursue careers in environmental project management, as professional planning staff in private or public sector organisations concerned with the design and implementation of environmental policies (especially in developing countries), or those working on environmental issues in international agencies or academic and research institutions.

Career prospects

Our graduates go on to successful careers in international organisations, government ministries, academia and research institutions, non-governmental organisations, banks and other financial institutions.

Students on this programme will take four core courses, two optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation. A pre-sessional refresher course in economics is also available for those who wish to revise their economics. This non-credit bearing course takes place during induction week.

Core courses

* Development policy
* Environmental economics
* Policies for sustainability and development
* Theory and principles of sustainability.

Optional courses

* Aid and development
* Basic econometrics
* Behavioural economica: theory and appluications
* Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
* Growth and development
* IMF, World Bank and economic growth
* Intermediate econometrics for applications in financial and development studies
* International trade
* Introduction to normative economics
* Money, finance and growth
* Project planning, appraisal and implementation.

Entry requirements for entry in 2014You should have at least a 2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in Economics or Engineering, Earth Sciences, Geography or a related discipline, with at least 2 credit-bearing courses with good grades in Economics.International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.Further information regarding academic entry requirements:student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.ukEnglish language requirementsFor applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): * overall score 6.5 * no sub-test less than 6.0 * or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)Common equivalent English language qualifications: * ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20Pre-sessional coursesThe University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the Language Centre Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: * Language Centre, University of Glasgow * BALEAP guide to accredited courses English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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