School of GeoSciences

MSc Ecological Economics

Develop strategies to create an economically secure and environmentally sustainable future with this Masters degree, applying economic principles to focus on how to make sustainability and environmental management work in practice.

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 study tour (usually overseas and in the developing world) to experience instances of conflict between ecosystem conservation and human development needs at ground level. 

About the programme

Find out why this degree might be for you and the benefits of studying Ecological Economics.

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 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

Where can a degree in MSc Ecological Economics take you?

Teaching staff

Find out more about our teaching staff.

Programme costs & funding options

Tuition fees, scholarships and other costs.

Apply now

Application information, including entry requirements and guidance on completing the 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.

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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 be submitted no later than 14 June 2019. Late applications from Home /  EU students may be considered, and from International students in exceptional circumstances. Please e-mail to enquire.