Applying economic principles to focus on how to make sustainability and environmental management work in practice, to create an economically secure and environmentally sustainable future.
Our graduates are working in environmental consultancies, non-governmental organisations, government, financial institutions and multinational companies all over the world and many have gone on to doctoral studies.
The programme includes field trips and a ~10-day study tour (dependant on destination/costs) usually overseas and in the developing world, to experience instances of conflict between ecosystem conservation and human development needs at ground level. This programme is a collaboration between Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the School of GeoSciences.
The overseas study tour is the 4th compulsory course for Ecological Economics. It provides you with a unique opportunity to think about how all of the knowledge you have gained can be applied to real-world contexts.
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