What Will You Study

The MA in Environment, Culture and Society is a taught postgraduate degree aimed at those who want to engage critically, practically and creatively with global and local environmental problems.  The course is unique in the UK as an MA programme that focuses on environmental issues but is taught from within an outstanding sociology department. 

Based on the premise that both social and natural scientific insights are needed to understand contemporary environmental issues and debates, the degree brings together research-led teaching from lecturers within Lancaster’s Departments of Sociology, Law and Lancaster Environment Centre. Students are offered a wide range of social and natural science modules and are encouraged to take part in a rich series of seminars and workshops held throughout the year.

Students will be affiliated with Sociology’s Centre for the Study of Environmental Change – a research centre globally recognised for its commitment to interdisciplinary research that can make a real difference to the way we approach environment-society issues and problems.

The MA provides excellent training for PhD level study or for work in a variety of organisations in the environmental sector.

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