What Will You Study
This is a degree aimed at those who want to engage critically, practically and creatively with global and local environmental problems through different disciplinary lenses. The course brings together theories, methods and insights from the social and environmental sciences and applies these to contemporary environmental issues, debates and controversies.
Students are encouraged to take a range of social and natural science modules offered by the Department of Sociology, the Law School and Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) and will acquire the skills to navigate, interpret and combine these different ways of knowing the environment. There is a strong emphasis on participatory and engaged research, making insights count in engagement with communities and policymakers.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Perspectives on Environment and Development
- Environmental Auditing
- Climate Change and Society
- Food Security, Agriculture and Climate Change
- Habitat Management
- Wildlife Population Ecology
- Wildlife Monitoring Techniques
- Modelling Environmental Processes
- Environmental Toxicology
- Geological Hazards
- Environmental Aspects of Renewable Energy
- International Human Rights Law
- The Rights of Peoples
- Environmental Law
- The Social Life of Science and Technology: Theories and Debates
- Social and Cultural Theory
- Gender, Sex and Bodies
- Mobilities, Society & Change
- Critical Debates in Media and Cultural Studies
- Gender and Violence
- Capitalism and Crisis
- International Environmental Law
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.
Undergraduate Degree: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant social science or environment degree
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: International Qualifications
English Language: IELTS - Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.0
We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: English language requirements
If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes
Pre-sessional English language programmes available:
4 Week Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0
10 Week Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5
Longer courses are not an option for this programme
Further information: For more information about the department please visit our webpages http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/sociology/
- Applied Social Science : PhD
- Biological Science : MPhil/PhD
- Conservation and Biodiversity : MSc
- Ecology (by research) : MSc (research)
- Environment and Development : MA
- Environment and Development : MSc
- Environment and Law : LLM
- Environment and Society : PhD
- Environmental Management : MSc
- Environmental Science : PhD
- Environmental Science (by research) : MSc (research)
- Flood and Coastal Risk Management : MSc
- Flood and Coastal Risk Management : PgCert
- Flood and Coastal Risk Management : PgDip
- Food Challenges for the 21st Century : PgCert
- Food Security : MSc
- Food Security : PgDip
- Gender and Women's Studies : MA
- Gender and Women's Studies : MPhil/PhD
- Gender and Women's Studies and English : MA
- Gender and Women's Studies and Sociology : MA
- Geography : MPhil/PhD
- Human Rights and the Environment : LLM/MA
- Media and Cultural Studies : MA
- Media and Cultural Studies : PhD
- Plant Sciences (by research) : MSc (research)
- Science Studies : PhD
- Social Research : MA
- Social Work : MA
- Sociology : MA
- Sociology : PhD
- Sustainable Water Management : MSc
- Volcanology and Geological Hazards : MSc
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