Environment and Development MSc

The following modules are available in 2022/23 for Environment and Development MSc and are examples of the modules you are likely to study. All Modules are subject to change. You will study 180 credits in total.

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.

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.

The full list of module information can be read in the course catalogue.