If enrolling for the +3 route, a taught master's degree in related disciplines with a minimum of 65% average mark and 70% or higher in the dissertation component. If enrolling for the 1+3 route, a minimum of an upper-second class honours (or equivalent) undergraduate degree
Months of entry
January, October, April
The MPhil/PhD Programme in Environmental Policy and Development reflects the growing research at LSE on the social science dimensions of environmental policy as it interfaces with development issues. Department of Geography and Environment academics are at the forefront of scholarly and policy debates concerned with the formulation and implementation of governance mechanisms addressing the challenges of environmental sustainability and development.
The Environmental Policy and Development MPhil/PhD Programme has been designed to equip students with the skills and subject-specialist knowledge to develop effective research proposals which result in significant original contributions to academic knowledge. The programme will benefit most those candidates with strong motivation and research capabilities, who are comfortable within an interdisciplinary context. There is no prescribed theoretical template for individual research projects, but the programme encourages students to familiarise themselves with a range of conceptual frameworks before selecting, and justifying, those seem as most appropriate to their research.
Environment and development research at LSE is undertaken by Department of Geography and Environment staff as well as by colleagues in the Department of International Development. The MPhil/PhD in Environmental Policy and Development is offered by Geography and Environment, while the Department of International Development offers an MPhil/PhD programme in Development Studies. Potential applicants are advised to consider the research themes and staff expertise of both Departments before applying to the MPhil/PhD programme.
Economic Geography and Regional Science; Environmental Economics and Policy; Cities and Development
Information for international students
IELTS: 7.0, TOEFL: 107
Fees and funding
LSE scholarships and studentships, ESRC
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
2 routes: either 1 (MSc Environmental Policy and Regulation/MSc Environment and Development) + 3 (MPhil/PhD Environmental Policy and Development) = 4 years suitable for those individuals who do not hold a relevant postgraduate degree or +3 (MPhil/PhD Environmental Policy and Development) = 3 years
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Office
- +44 (0)20 7955 6613