Fees and Funding options


For entry to the MSc Environment and Development programme in 2014-15 the fees are:

Home/EU (UK or European Union): £9,300

Overseas / International: £20,550

(Part-time students will be charged 50% of the applicable programme fee each year.)

The amount you pay is dependent on your fee status.

*Please note Associated Programme Costs (APCs) for this course are £700.

Environment and Development Scholarships

  • The University of Edinburgh will offer 1 Master's scholarship covering the overseas rate of fee for students from less developed countries and 3 Master's scholarships covering the "home" rate of tuition fee for UK/EU students for eligible Master's programmes offered by the University. For more information, please click on the link below.
  • Head of School Scholarships - The School of GeoSciences is offering 10x £5,000 Scholarships to students on select GeoSciences Masters Programmes. (for more information please e-mail natasha.black@ed.ac.uk)
  • 1x £1,000 Bursary

New and existing applicants who have firmly accepted an offer (conditional or unconditional) will automatically be entered into the bursary competition. No separate bursary application is required.


The bursaries will be awarded on the basis of:

  • the strongest statement of interest in the programme
  • academic merit (candidates must have the equivalent of a UK first class honours degree)

If you wish to be considered for these, you must have firmly accepted your offer by 01 June 2013. A selection committee will meet in the summer to select bursary holders. The winners of the bursaries will be announced during the summer, before the start of term.

Please contact the Programme Secretary for further information.

Further sources of Funding

School of GeoSciences Scholarships

The School of GeoSciences offers a suite of Scholarship and Bursary opportunities. For more information, please visit our Scholarship Website.

University of Edinburgh Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh offers a wide range of scholarships to support students of all nationalities. These include the Edinburgh Global Master’s Scholarship and many other region- and country-specific scholarships.

These scholarships have a separate application process. For most of the scholarships you will need to have already applied for a place on the MSc before you can apply for the scholarship. The deadlines for these scholarships range from October to May, so you need to apply early to the MSc to be able to apply for the full range of scholarships.

Graduate Discount Scheme

If you already have an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh, you will be eligible for a 10% discount on tuition fees.

  • Natasa Honeybone
  • MSc Programme Secretary
  • The School of GeoSciences
  • Geography Building
  • Drummond Street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH8 9XP
  • Work: +44 (0) 131 650 2572

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