The University aims to create the conditions where people develop their knowledge, skills and experience to engage with and contribute effectively to tackling global challenges in Scotland and worldwide.
We plan to do this by:
Undergraduate students can choose from a variety of optional courses to further their knowledge, including Our Changing World and Environmental and Community Biology.
Postgraduate opportunities include taught and research degrees ranging from the MSc in Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education to the MSc in Public Health Research and MSc Slavery and Forced Labour Studies.
We offer a range of part time, day and evening courses through our Open Studies programme - an opportunity to increase your knowledge, skills and employability through affordable part-time study.
We live and work in an age of great uncertainty – economically, politically and, perhaps most importantly, environmentally. The future of our planet is of great concern to all generations but that concern is often felt most acutely by young people at the dawn of their careers who come to study at institutions like ours in large numbers, year on year. The education that we are able to offer them needs to reflect current interests and passions.
Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea
This article was published on May 9, 2011