Study modes: Full-time, Part-time
Programme website: Environment & Development
This interdisciplinary MSc explores the inter-dependencies between pressing environmental concerns and development pressures.
This programme focuses on the nexus of poverty, environmental change and livelihood, especially where quality of life is severely compromised by declines in ecosystem function, such as where pollution and habitat loss compromise water and food security. You will develop analytical and professional skills to promote the contribution of wise management of the environment and natural resources, to fair, sustainable development.
This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Development Academy.
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This MSc consists of two semesters of taught courses. Students take two compulsory and four option courses, each a balance of lectures, seminars, workshops and visits, followed by an individual dissertation.
In consultation with the Programme Director, you will choose from a range of option courses. We particularly recommend:
This programme is suitable for students seeking roles within international and national development agencies, thinktanks, NGOs, environmental consultancies or the private sector, or those going on to PhD research.
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A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent.
We may also consider a UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, with relevant work experience, a strong personal statement and supportive reference.
Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:
All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:
Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than two and a half years old at the beginning of your degree programme. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.
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Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. If you are also applying for funding or will require a visa then we strongly recommend you apply as early as possible. We may consider late applications if we have places available, but you should contact the relevant Admissions Office for advice first.