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This multi-disciplinary programme is designed if you are intending to pursue career in environmental project management. It will give you the tools to apply economic analysis to a range of environmental management problems with a focus on developing countries. You will gain a scientific perspective on how environmental and resource constraints impact upon development.

Why this programme

  • Environment & Sustainable Development will provide you with a good understanding of:
  • the key issues confronting economies in attempting to reconcile economic growth with environmental and ecological constraints
  • the relationship between environment and the economic system with an emphasis on environmental valuation, cost-benefit analysis, market and policy failure, trade and the environment, the economics of pollution control and climate change
  • the role of international environmental agreements
  • possible policy responses to other developmental issues such as human capital, international trade and market liberalisation
  • This programme provides you with the empirical tools, data, and software training that will enable you to do research in environment and economic development and help prepare for your dissertation.
  • You will have access to all conferences and seminars hosted by the Glasgow Centre for International Development. This means you will be exposed to interdisciplinary research and approaches to development in the fields of medicine, veterinary medicine, environmental management, sustainability, or education.
  • The Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened, enterprising and engaged graduates and internationally-recognised research with real social impact.

Adam Smith Business School is triple accredited

Programme structure

You will take four core and two optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation. A pre-sessional refresher course in economics is also available for those who wish to revise their economics. This non-credit bearing course takes place during induction week.

Core courses

  • Development policy
  • Environmental economics 
  • Policies for sustainability and development 
  • Theory and principles of sustainability.

Optional courses may include

  • Aid and development
  • Basic econometrics
  • Behavioural economics: theory and applications 
  • Financial institutions and markets in developing countries 
  • Growth and development
  • IMF, World Bank and economic growth
  • International trade 
  • Money, finance and growth 
  • Project planning, appraisal and implementation
  • The economics of inequality and deprivation
  • The law and economics of sovereign debt regulation.

Programme alteration or discontinuation

The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

The programme is designed to equip you for a career as professional planning staff in private or public sector organisations concerned with the design and implementation of environmental policies, environmental issues in international agencies or research. Recent graduates have been employed as development practitioners and environmental policy analysts for organisations such as BP, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and public sector bodies. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.


Visit the Environment and Sustainable Development (MSc) page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!

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