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MSc Environment and International Development

MSc Environment and International Development

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Studies International Studies Development Politics Development Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Are you a natural resource specialist or agriculturalist? Seize your chance to take an MSc that offers a unique interdisciplinary approach. You’ll consider natural processes, social issues and political implications to give you the ultimate viewpoint.

The interaction between environment and development is studied through analysing policy processes at local, national and international levels. You’ll look at a large cast of actors – including policy makers, politicians, business administrators, rural and urban resource users, to see how these interactions play out. Plus you’ll use a wide range of critical and constructive skills, analytical techniques and contextual knowledge to advance your understanding of these processes.

A key focus of our MSc is on the political ecology approach to understanding debates and policy processes underpinning responses to environmental and natural resource problems.

OVERVIEW

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 this MSc.

You’ll study the interaction between environment and development through analysing policy processes at local, national and international levels. You’ll look at policy makers, politicians, business administrators, and rural and urban resource users.

And you’ll focus on the political ecology approach to understanding debates and policy processes underpinning responses to environmental and natural resource problems.

Different course options

Full time | University of East Anglia UEA | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

How can sustainable development be achieved in a way that both protects the environment whilst pursuing development that benefits the poorest? Often those who benefit least from development projects are most vulnerable to the costs of development, such as pollution of rivers and loss of land, yet they have little say in development decisions. This module introduces you to important tools and frameworks used by researchers, government agencies, businesses and non-governmental organisations for managing environmental and natural resources for sustainable development. You will learn to critique and apply a range of the most widely used tools. Examples that have been covered in this module previously include Environmental Impact Assessment, livelihoods analysis, climate vulnerability assessment, Geographical Information Systems, participatory decision making and scenarios methods. The module is taught through workshops and practical sessions, lectures and a study visit within Norfolk. There is an emphasis on putting concepts and tools into practice and understanding how environmental assessments guide management actions. Both individual and team projects will be important. You will gain confidence and skills in applying and critiquing the leading tools and frameworks used by sustainable development professionals.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have: 2.1 or equivalent in Social Science. Students should normally have a good undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant. It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Students who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus-based university in Norwich, with a global reputation for its excellent academic, social and cultural facilities, delivered to more than 15,000 students from over 80 countries.Over 4,000 making up its postgraduate community. The University prides itself on the quality of its research, being part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest communities of researchers in Europe, leading the way...more

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