THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH

DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2024/2025

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Jump to: Year 1, Year 2

Year 1 Academic year: 2024/25, Starting in: September

Notes:

In Year 1, students must study 80 credits.
In Year 2, students must study 100 credits.

Across the 2 years of study, students must take the following courses:

a) 30 credits of the programme compulsory core courses:

- Fundamentals of a Circular Economy
- Designing for a Circular Economy
- Circular Economy in Business

b) 40-50 credits worth of EFI shared core courses:

- Interdisciplinary Futures
- Insights Through Data [AND/OR] Understanding the Climate Crisis
- Ethical Data Futures
- Representing Data [OR] Building Near Futures

c) 40-50 credits of optional courses. These must include:

- A minimum of 20 credits of programme specific optional courses.
- Between 10-30 credits of EFI portfolio optional courses.

Please note that if you have chose to study 2 'Shared Core' courses delivered in Semester 1 (Understanding the Climate Crisis AND Insights Through Data), then you must select 30 credits from this course collection.

If you have chosen to study 1 'Shared Core' course delivered in Semester 1 (Understanding the Climate Crisis OR Insights Through Data), then you must select 40 credits from this course collection.

d) 60 credits of the programme compulsory core final project courses:

- Knowledge Integration and Project Planning: Circular Economy
- Futures Project: Circular Economy

The programme compulsory core courses and the shared core courses introduce students to skills and concepts that will assist them when studying optional courses and the project. Therefore, we encourage students to take the three programme compulsory core courses, along with as many of the shared core courses as possible, during year one.

Please aim to ensure that your credits are equally balanced across both semesters in a year. This is to ensure student workload is balanced.

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Group A

Select between 10 and 20 credits in this group.

EFI Shared Core Course Collection (fusion on-site) -- Semester 1

Select between 10 and 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
For students with no background in climate change/environmental studies, you MUST select the course 'Understanding the Climate Crisis' in order to gain critical knowledge underpinning their degree.
AND

Group B

Select between 30 and 40 credits in this group.

Ethical Data Futures (fusion on-site)

Select between 0 and 10 credits of the following courses
AND

EFI Shared Core Course Collection (fusion on-site) - Semester 2

Select between 0 and 10 credits of the following courses
AND

Circular Economy in Business (fusion on-site)

Select between 0 and 10 credits of the following courses
AND

Circular Economy (fusion on-site) - Programme Optional Course Collection

Select between 0 and 30 credits of the following courses
Notes:
EFI Postgraduate Taught students must take a minimum of 20 credits (2 courses) from this collection across both years of study.

Any course may only be taken once.

We would recommend that course credits should be equally split across semesters 1 and 2. This is to support students in managing an equal workload balance during their studies. However, we appreciate that this may not always be possible (or preferrable) for part-time students.
AND

Edinburgh Futures Institute Level 11 courses

Select between 0 and 30 credits from Edinburgh Futures Institute Level 11 courses
Notes:
Please note that EFI Postgraduate Taught students may only select from courses worth 10-credits within this collection.

Students enrolled on the owning programme of any course will be given priority. Therefore, we cannot always guarantee that you will be successful in gaining a space if student demand is high.
Selected courses must be taken during Semester 2

Year 2 Academic year: 2024/25, Starting in: September

Notes:

In Year 1, students must study 80 credits.
In Year 2, students must study 100 credits.

Across the 2 years of study, students must take the following courses:

a) 30 credits of the programme compulsory core courses:

- Fundamentals of a Circular Economy
- Designing for a Circular Economy
- Circular Economy in Business

b) 40-50 credits worth of EFI shared core courses:

- Interdisciplinary Futures
- Insights Through Data [AND/OR] Understanding the Climate Crisis
- Ethical Data Futures
- Representing Data [OR] Building Near Futures

c) 40-50 credits of optional courses. These must include:

- A minimum of 20 credits of programme specific optional courses.
- Between 10-30 credits of EFI portfolio optional courses.

Please note that if you have chose to study 2 'Shared Core' courses delivered in Semester 1 (Understanding the Climate Crisis AND Insights Through Data), then you must select 30 credits from this course collection.

If you have chosen to study 1 'Shared Core' course delivered in Semester 1 (Understanding the Climate Crisis OR Insights Through Data), then you must select 40 credits from this course collection.

d) 60 credits of the programme compulsory core final project courses:

- Knowledge Integration and Project Planning: Circular Economy
- Futures Project: Circular Economy

The programme compulsory core courses and the shared core courses introduce students to skills and concepts that will assist them when studying optional courses and the project. Therefore, we encourage students to take the three programme compulsory core courses, along with as many of the shared core courses as possible, during year one.

Please aim to ensure that your credits are equally balanced across both semesters in a year. This is to ensure student workload is balanced.

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 40 credits in this group.

Ethical Data Futures (fusion on-site)

Select between 0 and 10 credits of the following courses
AND

EFI Shared Core Course Collection (fusion on-site) - Semester 2

Select between 0 and 10 credits of the following courses
AND

Circular Economy in Business (fusion on-site)

Select between 0 and 10 credits of the following courses
AND

Circular Economy (fusion on-site) - Programme Optional Course Collection

Select between 0 and 30 credits of the following courses
Notes:
EFI Postgraduate Taught students must take a minimum of 20 credits (2 courses) from this collection across both years of study.

Any course may only be taken once.

We would recommend that course credits should be equally split across semesters 1 and 2. This is to support students in managing an equal workload balance during their studies. However, we appreciate that this may not always be possible (or preferrable) for part-time students.
AND

Edinburgh Futures Institute Level 11 courses

Select between 0 and 30 credits from Edinburgh Futures Institute Level 11 courses
Notes:
Please note that EFI Postgraduate Taught students may only select from courses worth 10-credits within this collection.

Students enrolled on the owning programme of any course will be given priority. Therefore, we cannot always guarantee that you will be successful in gaining a space if student demand is high.

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