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:
Months of entry
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