Environment, Culture and Society MA - 2020 Entry
Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)
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.
You 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 have the opportunity to 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. Normally, you will take three core modules and three (or more – depending on their weighting) optional modules.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Capitalism and Crisis
- Consumer Society
- Contemporary Debates in Social Theory
- Critical Debates in Media and Cultural Studies
- Ecology, Conservation and Culture
- Environmental Aspects of Renewable Energy
- Environmental Auditing
- Environmental Law
- Environmental Toxicology
- Food Security, Agriculture and Climate Change
- Geological Hazards
- Habitat Management
- International Environmental Law
- International Human Rights Law
- Making Research Count: Engaging with Quantitative Data
- Mobilities, Society & Change
- Modelling Environmental Processes
- Perspectives on Environment and Development
- Practice Theory
- Researching migration
- Social and Cultural Theory
- The Rights of Peoples
- The Social Life of Science and Technology: Theories and Debates
- Wildlife Monitoring Techniques
- Wildlife Population Ecology
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.
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