This course is studied by distance learning.
The development of a green economy, or an economy that is environmentally sustainable, has become a political and socio-economic imperative. It is highly inter-disciplinary, drawing from ecology, geography, social science, psychology and technology – and, in keeping with the ethos of the course, is studied by distance learning.
Key drivers include the need to reduce carbon emissions to minimise the risk of climate change, overexploitation of resources and widespread environmental degradation, which is eroding the natural capital on which human wellbeing depends. The transition to a green economy represents a substantial challenge to society, particularly in the current era of rapid environmental and socio-economic change.
This green economy course seeks to provide the scientific understanding on which the transition to a green economy can be based, including the principles of environmental sustainability and the societal responses required to implement these in practice.
This course is accredited by IEMA. This means as a student on Green Economy you will simultaneously receive free student membership at IEMA. Once you graduate you will also become a GradIEMA professional membership.
Find out more about this course with Programme Leader, Dr Elena Cantarello on the MSc Green Economy webinar.
Interested in studying this course part-time? Enquire now.
“As the Conservation Director for a national charity, having a good understanding of ecological principles is no longer enough. It is also essential that you have an understanding of what makes your country tick. This course option combines a good grounding in economic principles with the consideration of alternative ways of valuing growth and nature, and all from the comfort of your own home!”
Andy Lester, Conservation Director, A Rocha UK
For September 2021 entry: in order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses.
This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in March 2021 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.
Next start date:
September 2020, January 2021, September 2021
1 year full-time, or 2 years part-time
Geography, Ecology, Environmental Science, Economics, Politics, Psychology or Sociology
A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or equivalent in a required subject area and/or relevant comprehensive professional experience. Applicants without a required subject will be considered.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading. For more information see our full entry requirements.