An exciting new MSc Managing Environmental Change has been launched by The University of Edinburgh
The Centre for Sustainable Forests and Landscapes is delighted to host a new MSc in Managing Environmental Change.
This masters programme will be delivered by The University of Edinburgh, and offers unique opportunities for engaging with practitioners, policy makers, and NGO and community-based organisations. Students will also benefit from a four-month professional placement as part of the programme, where they can apply their skills in real-word contexts.
Hope for positive change
Programme Director, Dr Casey Ryan is excited about the opportunities for the programme. “In today’s world, examining environmental change can be demoralising at times. However, we think it needn’t be, and through this programme we will explore the opportunities, innovations and solutions that are emerging. Perspectives are changing and a young global movement is mobilising. We think there is plenty of hope for positive change.”
The programme, hosted through the Centre for Sustainable Forests, will explore how opportunities, technologies and strategies can be implemented in complex real-world settings to deliver positive outcomes for people and the environment. The diverse Centre staff, drawn from across several institutes and schools in the university, will contribute to highly interdisciplinary learning experience.
Says Dr Ryan, “what is unique to the programme is the four-month placement or project opportunity, so students can apply their knowledge to real world policy and practice. We are delighted with the support from the Centre for Sustainable Forests and Landscapes, where they will help identify suitable placements and draw on possibilities suggested by their partner organisations. Their ability to provide a wide range of opportunities for professional placements, can potentially lead to subsequent employment possibilities.”
The Centre provides excellent connections with many organisations working in environmental change, across Scotland and globally. Their connections span public bodies, corporations, private enterprises, non-governmental agencies, and community initiatives.
The programme starts in September 2019, however early applications are encouraged to avoid disappointment.
For full details and to apply, visit the website:
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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.
In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.
We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.
Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:
Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.
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