The challenge of how seven billion can live well on one planet can only be understood and tackled effectively by taking multiple perspectives and drawing on a range of disciplines.
Studying all three Postgraduate Certificates from The University of Edinburgh gives you a comprehensive insight into the global challenges and develops and broadens your skills and knowledge to tackle them effectively. As you progress through the programme you will integrate your learning from each certificate you study, adding depth and richness to your experience.
Global Development Challenges considers the increasing economic, social and political inequalities in many parts of the world, and the need for new ways of thinking about and addressing international development. The programme is offered by the School of Social and Political Science.
Global Environment Challenges considers how human activity is changing the natural environment at an unprecedented rate and the impact of this on human wellbeing and development. The programme is offered by the School of Geosciences.
Global Health Challenges considers the connections between local and global health challenges, and our changing understanding of health and wellness, illness and health care. The programme is offered by the Edinburgh Medical School (Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences).
This programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed for work with governments, NGOs, international aid organisations, United Nations agencies, the private sector, universities, other research institutions and elsewhere.
The transferable skills you gain in areas such as communication and research will give you an edge in the employment market, whatever your career.
There is no dissertation element: each Postgraduate Certificate provides opportunities for you, in discussion with academic staff, to develop innovative projects as part of your assessment.The MSc in Global Challenges is normally completed over three to five academic years and is awarded by the School of Social and Political Science.
Who is this programme for?
Our well-established programme caters for a diverse range of students, with varied academic and professional backgrounds, from many different parts of the world, and seeking to go on both to further study and to employment in the public, private or voluntary sectors.
Taught entirely online, this part-time programme is specifically designed so you can study while you work. Whether you’re already working in a related field and looking to broaden your expertise, or seeking to move into a new area of work, we provide opportunities to not only bring your experience into your studies, but also to apply your new insights and skills to your work while you study.
You can apply until:
MSc (33-57 mth PT), PgCert (9-24 mth PT)
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