Taught course

Environment and Development

Lancaster University · Lancaster Environment Centre

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. We can also consider applicants with a lower second class (or equivalent) if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work).

MSc or MA

Months of entry


Course content

The need for sustainable development is a global concern. This scheme aims to prepare you to address the challenges faced in safeguarding the planet’s ecosystems while improving the environments of impoverished communities. You can take either the MA or MSc, depending on your choice of dissertation. The scheme has a broad choice of optional modules, combined with the specialisation of the dissertation project, which includes the option of overseas fieldwork. This programme provides the ideal education for anyone interested in a career that will address environment and development issues, in the private, public, or not-for-profit sectors.

Modules on offer include:

· Behaviour of Pollutants in the Environment

· Conservation Biology

· Data Analysis and Interpretation

· Ecology, Conservation and Culture

· Globalisation and Democratisation

· Habitat Management

· Sustainable Soil Management

· Wildlife Population Ecology

Other modules available can be found on our website.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8500 per year
International students
£19,500 per year


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 5910257