Why study MSc Green Economy at BU?
- Enjoy the flexibility of a distance learning course, which allows you to undertake a work-based project instead of a research project to support your dissertation
- You will develop your knowledge of ecology, geography, social science, psychology and technology in this multidimensional course
- Understand the challenges of reducing carbon emissions, overexploitation of resources and widespread environmental degradation, which pose a danger to human wellbeing
- Acquire 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
- Profit from our expert academics and their knowledge of sustainability and tools that inform environmental practice and policy implementation.
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 April 2021 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.
“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 combines a good grounding in economic principles with the consideration of alternative ways of valuing growth and nature, and all from your own home!”
Andy Lester, Conservation Director, A Rocha UK
This course is accredited by IEMA. This means as a student on Green Economy you'll simultaneously receive free student membership at IEMA. Once you graduate you will also become a GradIEMA professional member.
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Next start date:
September 2021, January 2022, September 2022
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.