Global Environment Challenges, Postgraduate Certificate

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 9 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    4600 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    4600 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #27 (WUR) Online
Drawing from the Universitys unique breadth of expertise, students on this programme develop an in-depth appreciation of how human activity drives environmental change.This Global Environment Challengesprogramme from The University of Edinburgh is affiliated with the University's Global Environment & Society Academy.

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.

The Global Environment Challenges part-time, online distance learning programme from The University of Edinburgh 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.

Career opportunities

This certificate 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.

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.


Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: If you are also applying for funding or will require a visa then we strongly recommend you apply as early as possible.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 9 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • 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
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    185

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in any subject. We will also take any professional experience into account.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4600 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4600 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.


Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.