School of GeoSciences

MSc Ecological Economics

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. 

About the programme

A brief introduction to our MSc Ecological Economics, and find out how you can benefit from studying a degree in this area.

Degree structure, teaching & assessment

Find out which compulsory and optional courses you can study, and how you will be taught and assessed.

Field work

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.

Careers & network

Find out the skills you will gain from your MSc Ecological Economics degree, how we will help you find work after you graduate, and hear testimonials from recent alumni.

Teaching staff

Profiles on our current expert teaching staff for this degree.

Programme costs & funding options

Tuition fees, scholarships and other costs.


Links and guide to our online application form.

Video testimonials & social media

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Take a look at our videos from past and present programme directors and past students to find out more about this programme. Find out how you can interact with Ecological Economics and the School of GeoSciences via a range of social media channels.

Apply now and Entry requirements

Download our pdf flyer with programme summary, entry requirements and tuition fees :


Please note that field trip locations may change based on availability or for reasons outwith our control including those of a political nature. 


We strongly recommend that all applications for study by submitted no later than 15 June 2018. Late applications from Home /  EU students may be considered, and from International students in exceptional circumstances. Please e-mail to enquire.