THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH

DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2024/2025

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

Notes:

In order to be eligible for the Circular Economy (MSc) (fusion on-site), students need to obtain 180 SCQF level 11 credits.

The MSc must be completed within 3 years.

Across the 3 years of study, students must take the following:

a) 30 credits of programme compulsory core courses:

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

b) 40-50 credits 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 0-30 credits of EFI portfolio optional courses.

Please note that if you choose to study 2 'Shared Core' courses in Semester 1 (Understanding the Climate Crisis AND Insights Through Data), then you must select 40 credits across the 'Programme Optional Course Collection' and 'Edinburgh Futures Institute Level 11 Courses Collection'.

If you choose to study 1 'Shared Core' course in Semester 1 (Understanding the Climate Crisis OR Insights Through Data), then you must select 50 credits across the 'Programme Optional Course Collection' and 'Edinburgh Futures Institute Level 11 Courses Collection'.

d) 60 credits of programme 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 final 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.

We would reco mmend that you aim to balance your course credits across the 3 years evenly. This is to ensure student workload is balanced. However, we appreciate that this may not always be possible (or preferrable) for part-time students.

All taught courses must be taken before the MSc final project. Please refer to the EFI Postgraduate Programme Handbook for further information.

There are no compulsory courses in this year of this programme.

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 110 credits in this group.

Circular Economy (fusion on-site) (ICL) - Compulsory Course Collection

Select exactly 110 credits of the following courses
AND

Group B

Select between 20 and 30 credits in this group.

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

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

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

Select between 0 and 10 credits of the following courses
AND

Group C

Select between 40 and 50 credits in this group.

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

Select between 20 and 40 credits of the following courses
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.

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

Notes:

In order to be eligible for the Circular Economy (MSc) (fusion on-site), students need to obtain 180 SCQF level 11 credits.

The MSc must be completed within 3 years.

Across the 3 years of study, students must take the following:

a) 30 credits of programme compulsory core courses:

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

b) 40-50 credits 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 0-30 credits of EFI portfolio optional courses.

Please note that if you choose to study 2 'Shared Core' courses in Semester 1 (Understanding the Climate Crisis AND Insights Through Data), then you must select 40 credits across the 'Programme Optional Course Collection' and 'Edinburgh Futures Institute Level 11 Courses Collection'.

If you choose to study 1 'Shared Core' course in Semester 1 (Understanding the Climate Crisis OR Insights Through Data), then you must select 50 credits across the 'Programme Optional Course Collection' and 'Edinburgh Futures Institute Level 11 Courses Collection'.

d) 60 credits of programme 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 final 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.

We would reco mmend that you aim to balance your course credits across the 3 years evenly. This is to ensure student workload is balanced. However, we appreciate that this may not always be possible (or preferrable) for part-time students.

All taught courses must be taken before the MSc final project. Please refer to the EFI Postgraduate Programme Handbook for further information.

There are no compulsory courses in this year of this programme.

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 110 credits in this group.

Circular Economy (fusion on-site) (ICL) - Compulsory Course Collection

Select exactly 110 credits of the following courses
AND

Group B

Select between 20 and 30 credits in this group.

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

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

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

Select between 0 and 10 credits of the following courses
AND

Group C

Select between 40 and 50 credits in this group.

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

Select between 20 and 40 credits of the following courses
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.

Year 3 Academic year: 2024/25, Starting in: September

Notes:

In order to be eligible for the Circular Economy (MSc) (fusion on-site), students need to obtain 180 SCQF level 11 credits.

The MSc must be completed within 3 years.

Across the 3 years of study, students must take the following:

a) 30 credits of programme compulsory core courses:

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

b) 40-50 credits 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 0-30 credits of EFI portfolio optional courses.

Please note that if you choose to study 2 'Shared Core' courses in Semester 1 (Understanding the Climate Crisis AND Insights Through Data), then you must select 40 credits across the 'Programme Optional Course Collection' and 'Edinburgh Futures Institute Level 11 Courses Collection'.

If you choose to study 1 'Shared Core' course in Semester 1 (Understanding the Climate Crisis OR Insights Through Data), then you must select 50 credits across the 'Programme Optional Course Collection' and 'Edinburgh Futures Institute Level 11 Courses Collection'.

d) 60 credits of programme 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 final 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.

We would reco mmend that you aim to balance your course credits across the 3 years evenly. This is to ensure student workload is balanced. However, we appreciate that this may not always be possible (or preferrable) for part-time students.

All taught courses must be taken before the MSc final project. Please refer to the EFI Postgraduate Programme Handbook for further information.

There are no compulsory courses in this year of this programme.

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 110 credits in this group.

Circular Economy (fusion on-site) (ICL) - Compulsory Course Collection

Select exactly 110 credits of the following courses
AND

Group B

Select between 20 and 30 credits in this group.

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

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

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

Select between 0 and 10 credits of the following courses
AND

Group C

Select between 40 and 50 credits in this group.

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

Select between 20 and 40 credits of the following courses
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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