Environmental Protection and Management (in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh)

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)


Edinburgh Campus


Human activities have become an increasingly significant factor for the Earth’s biosphere system. Our use of natural resources, deforestation and soil erosion, the release of potentially toxic compounds and pathogens, and the increase in greenhouse gases are all examples of pressures that have potentially serious consequences for humanity and other life on Earth. This course gives you a fundamental understanding of these issues.

You will develop a scientific understanding of some of the major processes influencing the quality of land, air and water resources, and learn about the most effective methods of environmental protection.

You'll also develop expertise in the design and implementation of programmes of environmental protection, and have the opportunity to study the integrated protection and management of particular ecosystems or resources.

The course provides an in-depth knowledge of natural resource management and the processes that cause environmental degradation and pollution problems. So it helps you play a vital role in protecting and conserving our environment, in Europe and beyond.

Modules include: Atmospheric quality and global change; Land use/environmental interactions; Professional and research skills practice.

Entry Requirements

Preferably a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a biological, environmental or physical science, geography, engineering, economics or other relevant subject.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years



SCQF Level



Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals