Global Environment Challenges, Postgrad.Cert.

  • Application Deadline
  • 9 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    4335
    Tuition (Full programme)
    4335
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
The University of Edinburgh Online
Drawing from the University’s unique breadth of expertise, students on this programme develop an in-depth appreciation of how human activity drives environmental change.
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About

Human activity is changing the natural environment at an unprecedented rate. As a result, humanity faces a range of complex and interrelated challenges: global warming, ecosystem disruption, biodiversity loss, and, for many, increasing difficulty in meeting the basic human needs for energy, food, water and shelter.

This part-time, online distance learning programme takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding these contemporary environmental issues and will also develop our students’ capacities to address these in professional life.

This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Environment & Society Academy.

Accreditation

Their courses are accredited by:

  • The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
  • The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE)
  • The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC)
  • The last evaluation was in 2015.

In 2014/15, 93% of our students who sat the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) achieved a pass. A total of 56 of the 60 candidates.

The degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) is the equivalent of the North American Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and has the same standing worldwide.

Programme Structure

The certificate is split into three taught courses, which are delivered through an exciting mixture of online modes, including video lectures, study guides, self-directed and guided reading as well as a range of interactive online reflection and discursive activities.

  • Global Environment Challenges (offered from September to December): this course introduces the nature and relevance of key environmental challenges.
  • Climate Change Mitigation (offered from January to March): this course examines climate change mitigation at a range of scales from geo-engineering to microgeneration, often focusing on the UK and Scotland as a case studies.
  • Ecosystem Values and Management (offered from March to June): this course considers the roles that ecosystems play in providing a range of ‘services’, including climate regulation, water, food, shelter as well as cultural and spiritual values.

MSc Global Challenges

After taking this programme, graduates can also take two further postgraduate certificates in Global Development Challenges and Global Health Challenges. Completion of all three certificates leads to an MSc in Global Challenges.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 9 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 9 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments
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Academic Requirements

A UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in any subject. Professional experience will also be taken into account.

International qualifications

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

  • IELTS Academic: total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 20 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 67 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the 'Enabling Skills' sections are not considered)
  • CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 169 in each module)

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 4335 International
  • GBP 4335 EU/EEA

Tuition fee per 20 credits.

Funding

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