Taught course

Environment and Development

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Geography and Environment

Entry requirements

2:1 degree in any discipline, preferably social science. Will consider appropriate work experience in addition to sound academic background

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is intended for those with a primary interest in the linkage between environment and development, a topic that has become more and more important in recent years. It provides students with a rigorous training in the social science dimensions of environmental policy, management and evaluation within a developing country context. Both environment and development studies are multi-disciplinary by nature, and the programme seeks to integrate key concepts and perspectives from a range of core social science disciplines. The aim is to provide students with an understanding of the issues involved in sustainable development both from a theoretical and practical perspective.

Teaching is mainly through lectures and graduate level seminars. It is possible to study this course part-time over two years. You will be assessed on a combination of unseen examinations and research essays depending on the courses taken.

You have the opportunity to attend a weekly lecture series in the Department of International Development that brings to the School prominent scholars and practitioners involved in research and practice. In addition, there are various visiting lectures offered by the Department of Geography and Environment.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or internet-based TOEFL 100.

Fees and funding

LSE Graduate Support Scheme. ESRC

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613
+44 (0)20 7955 6001