The ECI's flagship MSc programme trains young international leaders in all aspects of environmental change and management, preparing them to be confident and aware practical decision-makers.

Course information

Our 12 month taught masters programme combines teaching, fieldwork, assignments, a written dissertation and exams. Explore these pages to find out more about the course content and structure.

How to apply

We welcome applications to our ECM programme from November each year onwards. Explore our pages to find out more about what we are looking for and whether ECM might be the right course for you.

Meet the students

We recruit 25 exceptional students each year. Find out more about the type of students we accept on the course.

Meet the Director

  • The programme trains young international leaders in all aspects of environmental change and management, preparing them to be confident and aware practical decision-makers.
  • Over 250 students apply each year from more than 40 countries, competing for 25 places.
  • Students come from a wide variety of subject backgrounds, including natural sciences, engineering, politics and international relations, environmental science, economics and the arts.
  • Students have careers in a wide range of fields, as civil servants, NGO leaders, bankers, engineers, lawyers, scientists, policy advocates, and entrepreneurs.
  • ECM graduates increasingly occupy influential positions in government, mainstream and new business sectors, international environmental research, and local civic enterprises.
More reasons why you might want to apply to ECM

The ECI's MSc offered me the opportunity to explore a wide variety of disciplines in a short period of time. The core group of alumni from my class remain some of my closest friends and collaborators. These individuals have helped me in my research and career, and opened numerous doors for my personal development.

Dr Matt Somerville, Chief of Party of the USAID Tenure and Global Climate Change Project

Taster lectures from our Welcome to the Anthropocene opening module

The metabolism of a human dominated planet

Energy and the Anthropocene

Anthropogenic influence upon the climate: past and future

Sudent insights into the programme

Living off grid: A field trip to the Centre of Alternative Technology
Feb 2016
Interview with former students June Rubis and Sean Lemon
Aug 2014