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Environmental issues are among the most pressing across the globe. Whether in relation to climate change, biodiversity loss or environmental harm, solutions are urgently needed in policy and governance to mitigate, adapt, reduce or prevent significant impacts. This Masters degree addresses these concerns and canvasses potential solutions, enabling you to develop the skills and expertise you need to make a lasting and positive impact on the planet.

On this course, you’ll gain an excellent understanding of local, national and international environmental policies and governance. It addresses the legal, economic, scientific and political challenges facing society, giving you an integrated understanding of the relevant issues that will significantly enhance your employability.

Course objectives

This Masters course will:

  • introduce you to the topic of environmental policy and governance
  • develop your understanding and awareness of contemporary issues in the area
  • provide a rigorous and intellectually challenging training at an advanced level in environmental issues as preparation for, or as an enhancement to, a career in this area
  • develop your independent critical thought, research and writing skills to Masters level
  • Hone your abilities to engage with and develop policy across a broad interdisciplinary field, and in a way that is not only relevant to the narrow sphere of ‘national’ environmental governance, but that is also appropriate to a broad range of international settings

Research-led teaching

Our academic staff are recognised across the globe for their innovative research, and are considered experts in their fields. Their work is well represented in national and international journals, at academic conferences around the world and in the media.

You’ll also benefit from industry presentations typically delivered by representatives from environmental NGOs and international organisations that focus on environmental issues.

Visit the Environmental Policy and Governance LLM/MSc page on the University of Stirling website for more details!




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