What Will You Study
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, depending on your choice of dissertation. The scheme has a broad choice of optional modules, combined with the specialisation of the dissertation project, which includes the option of overseas fieldwork. This programme provides 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.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Perspectives on Environment and Development
- Research Methods in the Social Sciences
- Dissertation Project
- Wildlife Monitoring Techniques
- International Environmental Law
- Conservation Biology
- Sustainable Systems
- Food Security, Agriculture and Climate Change
- International Human Rights Law
- Geological Hazards
- Toxicological Mechanisms and Measurements
- Using the National Vegetation Classification
- Global Change and the Earth System
- Data Analysis and Interpretation
- Behaviour of Pollutants in the Environment
- Contaminated Land and Remediation
- Chemical Risk Assessment
- Pollution Microbiology
- Modelling Environmental Processes
- Data assimilation and integration
- Sustainable Soil Management
- Environment and Culture
- Ecology, conservation and culture
- Environmental Sampling and Analysis for Trace Organics
- Catchment Protection (field course)
- Groundwater Resources and Protection
- Environmental Auditing
- Environmental Governance and Management
- Climate Change and Society
- Data Analysis and Programming Skills
- Habitat Management
- The Rights of Peoples
- Environmental Law
- Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations
- Globalisation: Its Meanings, Causes and Consequences
- Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
- Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Director of Studies: Dr Yani Najman
Duration: 12 months, full-time or 24 months, part-time
Entry requirements: An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. We can also consider applicants with a lower second class (or equivalent) if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work)
IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent
Assessment: Coursework, presentations and dissertation
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
- Biological Science : PhD
- Conservation and Biodiversity : MSc
- Ecology (by research) : MSc
- Environment and Development : MSc
- Environment and Law : LLM
- Environment, Culture and Society : MA
- Environmental Management : MSc
- Environmental Science : PhD
- Environmental Science (by research) : MSc (research)
- Flood and Coastal Risk Management : PgCert
- Food Challenges for the 21st Century : PgCert
- Geography : PhD
- Human Rights and the Environment : LLM
- Plant Sciences (by research) : MSc (research)
- Sustainable Water Management : MSc
- Volcanology and Geological Hazards : MSc
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