Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Basic facts about the programme to help you decide if it is right for you

Training international leaders

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

Cross-disciplinary teaching

The course is broad-based and cross-disciplinary, with teaching staff from a wide range of departments as well as visiting lecturers from business and industry.

Unique Oxford experience

Oxford’s 39 unique colleges provide many opportunities for interdisciplinary learning and environmental leadership.

International graduate community

Over 700 students have now graduated, spread across more than 70 nationalities.

Influential alumni community

ECM graduates increasingly occupy influential positions in government, mainstream and new business sectors, international environmental research, and local civic enterprises.

Diverse backgrounds

Students come from a wide variety of subject backgrounds, including natural sciences, engineering, politics and international relations, environmental science, economics and the arts.

High-profile speakers

ECI hosts high-profile visiting speakers - in 2013, for example, Lester Brown, an environmental analyst from the US, and Lord Deben, Chairman of the UK’s independent Committee on Climate Change, both delivered special lectures and in 2015 Lord Nicholas Stern presented a lecture.

Selecting the best students

Over 250 students apply each year from more than 40 countries, competing for 25 places.

Diverse career trajectories

Students have careers in a wide range of fields, as civil servants, NGO leaders, bankers, engineers, lawyers, scientists, policy advocates, and entrepreneurs.

IEMA Accreditation

This course is accredited by IEMA. IEMA is the professional body for everyone working in environment and sustainability. This course entitles students to free student membership for the duration of the course and on successful completion you qualify for GradIEMA. Graduate membership is a launchpad for future leaders within environment and sustainability and offers a range of benefits to support you throughout your career. You can then "Fast track" to Practitioner Membership.

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