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Environment, Development and Policy MA

Environment, Development and Policy MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Environmental Studies Development Politics Development Economics Policy Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This MA highlights a range of environmental and developmental challenges surrounding sustainability. You will gain an understanding of how policy has sought to address them. You are exposed to a range of tools for understanding how knowledge, institutions, social relations and power affect these issues. This allows you to develop a deep understanding of the relationship between environment, development and political policy.

Global Studies is a unique interdisciplinary school, with a vibrant mix of students and practitioners from around the world working on cutting-edge research. Our campus is also home to an active student body, hosting frequent debates, lectures, films and social events covering global and political issues. Our graduates go on to work in national and international development agencies within and beyond government, as well as in NGOs and community organisations.

Different course options

Full time | University of Sussex | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



During this module you will examine the theories associated with modernisation, dependency, participatory approaches, post-modernism and all-encompassing 'globalisation'. You will explore how our thinking about development has changed over time and why it has changed. While theoretical in orientation, you will consider through seminar discussions that the division between 'theory' and 'practice' is to some extent misleading.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above; qualification should be in the social or natural sciences; relevant professional experience or engagement will also be considered.