Taught course

Practising Sustainable Development

Institution
Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Geography
Qualifications
MScDiploma

Entry requirements

A good academic background (upper second class BSc or BA Honours) in a related field (natural or social sciences), and/or considerable professional experience in any agency involved in development and environment issues.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The aim of the programme is to examine how environmental, social, political and economic factors interrelate at a range of scales to produce particular understandings of sustainable development' and associated policies and practices. These interactions will be analysed through theoretical debates and policy processes at local, national and international levels and through the multiple perspectives of policy makers, politicians, practitioners, indigenous, rural and urban resource users. In addition, the programme will provide training in skills needed to research and assess sustainable development, such as research design, project development, land use assessment, environmental monitoring, GIS, remote sensing and participatory methods.

Information for international students

There are a number of scholarships international students can apply for including the Chevening Scholarships, and Ford Foundation. Se our funding website at: http://www.gg.rhul.ac.uk/postgrads/PG-funding.html

Fees and funding

ESRC scholarships, DFID Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, College Studentships

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Diploma

part time
12 months
full time
6 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation40 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Liz Hamilton \ Karen Oliver
Email
liz.hamilton@rhul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1784 443563
Fax
+44 (0)1784 472836