Taught course

Environment and Development

Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · School of Natural Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least an upper second class honours degree in a social science or science subject. Non-EU applicants will be required to hold an equivalent qualification. Candidates with relevant, and significant, experience as professional practitioners may be accepted with lower qualifications. Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

Months of entry


Course content

This degree addresses issues of environment and development
and the interlinkages between them. Global climate change
and poverty are two of the most large-scale and serious
issues facing humankind. Both compromise human and
environmental security and are increasingly interlinked.
This degree aims to develop a critical understanding of the
operation of socio-political and environmental processes from
local to global scales. Particular emphasis will be laid upon
the interconnectedness between political and socio-spatial
theory, governance, civil society, environmental conflict, and
climate change, amongst other issues. The course includes
an innovative field course based in Rwanda on Climate-
Environment-Sustainability Interactions and Threats to
Livelihoods. Further details on modules and on the fieldtrip
are available from the course director.
A wide variety of careers will be open to graduates from this
programme in overseas development assistance for public,
private and non-governmental organisations. It is envisaged
that the programme will also attract active professionals
already working in these fields, who wish to strengthen their
qualifications, in addition to students who wish to develop
careers in this area or to pursue further academic studies.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Clionadh Raleigh
+353-1-896 1054