Taught course

Sustainability, Culture and Development

Institution
Durham University · Department of Anthropology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 Honours degree from a UK institution (or the overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This course enables students to learn how anthropological ideas and approaches are vital for understanding the environmental, social and economic crises of the contemporary world. It teaches how to engage with local knowledge and community-based approaches, rather than rely on global blueprints for sustainable development. The programme is taught by an active, interdisciplinary team involved in world-class research on development issues. We offer comparative knowledge about achieving environmental and social sustainability through participatory approaches and active collaborations with projects for empowerment in the Global South. Geographical areas of expertise include Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, South Asia, South-East Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Melanesia. Staff also help students connect with Durham’s excellent research communities such as the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, and the Durham Energy Institute.

The MSc is based around core modules focusing on the challenges of pro-poor transitions to sustainability, aided by culturally informed perspectives on new themes in development such as resilience, and energy justice. Options allow you to pursue subject interests with specialist guidance. The dissertation enables you to conduct independent research under the supervision of an expert, and become a master of your chosen topic.

Information for international students

Please check the English language requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £8,000
International students
Full time: EU £8,000 Non EU £17,325

Please see the funding page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Anthropology
Email
anth.postgrad-studies@durham.ac.uk
Phone
(0)191 334 1612