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Environment and Development MA

The need for sustainable development is a global concern. This scheme aims to prepare you to address the challenges faced in safeguarding the planet’s ecosystems while improving the environments of impoverished communities.

You can take either the MA or MSc pathway, depending on your choice of dissertation topic. Topics are offered in both environmental and developmental themes, with options for fieldwork in the UK, Asia, Africa and South America, usually working with universities and NGOs in the host countries. This optional overseas component provides vital experience for those looking for a career in the overseas development sector.

The scheme has a broad choice of optional modules, combined with the specialisation of the dissertation project. Together these provide the ideal education for anyone interested in a career that will address environment and development issues, in the private, public, or not-for-profit sectors.

Core modulesDissertation ProjectPerspectives on Environment and DevelopmentResearch Methods (for MA stream only)

Optional modules:

Four/five optional modules from the following (subject to change)Air Quality and ClimateBehaviour of Pollutants in the EnvironmentBiological Effects of Air Pollution and Climate ChangeCatchment Protection (field course)Chemical Risk AssessmentClimate Change and SocietyConsequences of Toxicological EffectsConservation BiologyContaminated Land and RemediationCrop ProtectionData Analysis and InterpretationData Analysis and Programming SkillsData Assimilation and IntegrationEcology, Conservation and CultureEnvironment and CultureEnvironmental AuditingEnvironmental JusticeEnvironmental ManagementEnvironmental RadioactivityEnvironmental Sampling and Analysis for Trace OrganicsEnvironmental ToxicologyFlood Forecasting and Flood Risk ManagementFood Security, Agriculture and Climate ChangeFood Security and Environmental Issues in ChinaGeoinformaticsGeological HazardsGlobalisation and DemocratisationGroundwater Resources and ProtectionHabitat ManagementInternational Environmental LawLake EcologyLow Carbon Energy UseModelling Environmental ProcessesNumerical SkillsPollution MicrobiologyRight to Adequate Food as a Human RightSustainable Soil ManagementSustainable SystemsThe Rights of PeoplesToxicological Mechanisms and MeasurementsUsing the NVCWildlife Monitoring TechniquesWildlife Population Ecology