Environment, Culture and Society MSc
This is a joint degree between LEC and the Department of Sociology. You choose between an MA or MSc pathway from a selection of social and natural science modules.
This innovative interdisciplinary course is aimed at those who want to engage critically, practically and creatively with global environmental problems. Issues such as food security, climate change, emergent risks and energy demands, require novel solutions from academic, NGO, business and government sectors.
The course brings together vital insights from social and natural sciences, and draws on cutting edge social, cultural and environmental theory.
Our staff have strong links with a range of scientific, policy, industrial and civic communities, which provide excellent opportunities for placements to gain practical experience. The combination of critical theory, experimental natural sciences and access to real-world contexts creates a unique course for anyone seeking to add value to their academic and/or applied career trajectory.
Core modules Dissertation ProjectEnvironment and CultureInterdisciplinarities: Environment, Culture and SocietyResearching Environment and CultureResearch MethodsResearching Technoscience
Two optional modules from the following (subject to change)Capitalism and CrisisClimate Change and SocietyConservation BiologyDisaster ManagementEcology, Conservation and CultureEnvironmental AuditingEnvironmental JusticeEnvironmental ManagementEnvironmental ToxicologyPolicy, Publics and ExpertiseFood Security, Agriculture and Climate ChangeGeoinformaticsGeological HazardsHabitat ManagementIntroduction to the Philosophies of the Social SciencesInternational Environmental LawModelling Environmental ProcessesPerspectives on Environment and DevelopmentPolicy, Publics and ExpertiseScience, Technology and SocietySocial and Cultural TheorySustainable Water Management: Concepts, Governance and PracticeWildlife Monitoring Techniques
- Biological Science : MPhil/PhD
- Contamination, Risk Assessment and Remediation : MSc
- Cyber Security : MSc
- Ecology (by research) : MSc
- Ecology and Conservation : MSc
- Ecology and Conservation : PgCert
- Energy and the Environment : MSc
- Environment and Development : MSc
- Environment and Development : MA
- Environment and Development : PgCert
- Environmental Management and Consultancy : MA
- Environmental Science : MPhil/PhD
- Environmental Science (by research) : MSc (research)
- Environmental Science and Technology : MSc
- Environmental Science and Technology : PgCert
- Environmental and Biochemical Toxicology : MSc
- Geography : MPhil/PhD
- International MSc in Environmental Science and Technology : MSc
- International Masters in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security : MSc (Research)
- Plant Sciences (by research) : MSc (research)
- Resource and Environmental Management : MSc
- Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security : MSc
- Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security : PgCert
- Sustainable Water Management : MSc
- Sustainable Water Management : PgCert
- Volcanology and Geological Hazards : MSc
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For Entry: 2014
Director of Studies: Claire Waterton
Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time
Entry Requirements: An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent. We can also consider applicants with a lower class honours degree, or equivalent, if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work).
Assessment: Coursework and a dissertation. Some optional modules may feature exams
Funding: All applicants should consult www.lancs.ac.uk/pgfunding/
Fees: View details of our Postgraduate Taught fees for 2013 entry. Fees for 2014 entry will be confirmed early in 2014.
Duration: Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)
Department: Lancaster Environment Centre
Phone: +44 (0)1524 510257
For information on the course structure as followed by our current students, please see Lancaster University's Online Courses Handbook