Research course

Environmental Policy and Development

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

Entry requirements

Taught master’s degree, with a minimum of 65 per cent average and at least 70 in dissertation, in a related discipline.

English research level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About this MPhil/PhD programme

This programme offers the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of scholarly publication and which makes an original contribution to the social scientific study of environmental change and development. You will begin on the MPhil, and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status.

The PhD in Environmental Policy and Development aims to provide a rigorous, research-based approach to the social scientific study of environmental change and development. The doctoral programme provides you with advanced and up-to-date teaching in environmental governance and development studies as well as tailored research skills training. Moreover, the doctoral experience at LSE exposes you to an international, vibrant and multidisciplinary research environment.

The programme is run by the Environmental Economics and Policy cluster of the Department of Geography and Environment. The cluster brings together experts in environmental change, geography, political science and economics, with an interest in advancing empirical understanding and in the theory of environmental performance, behaviour and governance across a range of geographic scales. All members have strong expertise in environmental economics and/or policy and are regularly involved in high-profile consultancy work for national and international organisations.

Department of Geography and Environment

The Department of Geography and Environment is highly regarded both nationally and internationally. In 2018, the QS World University rankings rated the Department 2nd globally for Geography. The Department have had 3 holders of the highly competitive Philip Leverhulme Prize Fellowships for researchers under 36.

It currently has the largest group of full-time academic environmental economists in any UK university, and one of the largest internationally. Importantly, the Department enjoys close links with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy.

Information for international students

For country-specific information regarding entry requirements, fees, and scholarships avaliable, please visit LSE's country pages.

Fees and funding

Every research student is charged a fee for each year of their programme.

This programme is eligible for LSE PhD Studentships, and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding.

More information on funding and scholarships can be found on the LSE website.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
36-48 months

PhD

full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Office
Email
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7955 6613