This MSc Environment and International Development degree will appeal to natural resource specialists and agriculturalists, as well as those from a social science background who work or are interested in and wish to study development issues, sustainability and the environment.
Interest in the global environment and development has never been so intense. Environmental issues and problems have long been on local and national agendas, but increasingly over the last thirty years, on international agendas too. All environmental issues derive from natural processes, but at the same time are social and political, and it is this unique interdisciplinary approach which drives the MSc Environment and International Development.
The interaction between environment and development is studied through analysing policy processes at local, national and international levels, as played out by a large cast of actors: policy makers, politicians, business administrators, rural and urban resource users. We use a wide range of critical and constructive skills, analytical techniques and contextual knowledge to advance our understanding of these processes. A main focus of the degree is on the political ecology approach to understanding debates and policy processes underpinning responses to environmental and natural resource problems.
The MSc Environment and International Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time.
Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits:
- Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits)
- Examination (20 credits)
- Dissertation (40 credits)
Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course.
Professional, Employability and Practical Skills
A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning - in particular essay and dissertation writing - occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided. Please click to access further information about the Skills Training and Development Practice programme.
The Livelihoods and Environmental Change Research Group
Research in the School of International Development addresses contemporary challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. Research is organised into a series of Research Groups. Please click to access further information about the Livelihoods and Environmental Change Research Group and our current research projects.
“I recommend this Masters at UEA. It is taught by individuals who believe strongly in an interdisciplinary approach to addressing the most interdisciplinary of problems – the relationship between the natural environment and human development.”
Lisa, MSc Environment and International Development
- Degree Subject: Social Science
- Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent
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Last updated December 17, 2015