The University of Edinburgh invites applications for its unique multi-disciplinary, four year honours degree, the MA in Sustainable Development.
For those feeling perplexed and intrigued by the challenges to be faced as we devise ways of living within the limits of our planetary resources, this degree offers routes to understanding the key debates, issues, and opportunities for a sustainable future. Courses are taught by social and natural science experts from across the University.
Students will learn about the social, political and economic consequences and prospects for sustainability. They will gain insights into the key scientific debates and the ability to understand and evaluate scientific knowledge and practices concerning sustainable development.
The MA is based in the School of Social and Political Science, in the College of Humanities and Social Science, but is a cross-University enterprise.
Students choose from courses taught by staff in Sociology, Social Anthropology, Politics and International Relations, Business Studies, Economics, GeoSciences, Global Public Health Policy, and Social and Economic History, among others.
For more details, please contact Dr Claire Haggett, lecturer in the Sociology of Sustainability:
This article was published on Feb 11, 2011