A Master of Science, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate programme for people who want to take responsibility and initiative for effective, enduring change for ecological sustainability and social justice. The programme is offered through a partnership between the Centre for Human Ecology and the Department of Geography and Sociology at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
Human ecology is an interdisciplinary field that explores the individual, collective and transpersonal aspects of the human condition. It draws on the scientifically-informed and fundamental assumption that living in right and sustainable relationship within the ecologies of the Earth's threatened biosphere is a necessary condition of global survival and of human flourishing.
The programme comprises a foundation of two core modules addressing:
* Our species' impact on the biosphere, within a framework that acknowledges the inter-connectedness between the state of the planet and social and economic systems;
* The ways in which consciousness and cultures co-evolve, shape, and are shaped by, the physical, social, and mental environment;
* The contextualisation, analysis and active transformation of degraded environments, both physical and social.
All students take:
Human Ecology 1: Ecology, Self, Community
Human Ecology 2: Integration, Vocation, Leadership
Students taking the MSc also complete a Dissertation (worth 60 credits).
Option classes (MSc & Diploma students)
(offered in the academic year 08/09)
Students choose 3 option classes to make up their remaining credits from:
We have added some new option classes for the forthcoming session, including:
Manufacture of Consent
2 classes from MSc in Environmental Studies
A student’s curriculum will therefore be made up of the following components from compulsory and optional classes:
Group A – Human Ecology 1 and Human Ecology 2 – 60 credits – compulsory
Group B – Ethical Enterprise, Action Research, Spiritual Activism, Ecopsychology and Manufacture of Consent – at least 40 Credits (i.e. 2 classes)
Group C – Investigative Research, 2x1class from the MSc in Environmental Studies (tbc) - 20 credits