Environment and Development MSc

You will study 180 credits in total during your Environment and Development MSc. These are the modules studied in 2021/22 and will give you a flavour of the modules you are likely to study in 2022/23. All modules are subject to change.

Research project - 60 credits

Using the knowledge that you have gained throughout your degree you will identify and develop a research question and complete a well-structured and fully-argued piece of work making use of appropriate primary and secondary sources and tools of analysis.

Global inequalities and development  – 30 credits

Gain an understanding of how and why the world’s inequalities produce advantages and disadvantages in development.

Introduction to sustainability – 15 credits

Obtain a well-grounded understanding of theories that explore the interaction between environment, society and the economy, especially as they relate to the concept of sustainable development.

Environmental policy and governance – 15 credits

Examine various elements of environmental governance such as limits of policy instruments, how context can change and shape processes and the ways in which governments, markets and civil society actors can influence policy and governance. 

Critical perspectives in environment and development - 15 credits

Become familiar with theoretical approaches and concepts used in environment and development studies including political ecology and learn to critically evaluate them.

Research methods - 15 credits

Familiarise yourself with appropriate social science methods of research (qualitative and quantitative) and acquire general research skills relevant to your dissertation

project.