Taught course

Environment, Politics and Society

UCL - University College London · Geography

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. The English language level for this programme is: Good. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

The Environment, Politics and Society MSc programme explores the way scientific, political and cultural practices shape our understanding of the relationship between society and the environment. It is an academic rather than vocational programme with most students pursuing further education or careers in international organisations, the public sector, NGOs or charities.

The Environment, Politics and Society MSc programme is run by UCL Geography, which enjoys an outstanding international reputation for its research and teaching, and has dedicated seminar rooms and computer facilities.

The programme encourages small-group discussions of conceptual debates about practices of environment and geo-politics, drawing on fellow students' diversity of nationalists and academic and work backgrounds.

Previous graduates from the MSc programme provide dissertation focused seminars each year enabling learning and networking opportunities. UCL regularly attracts leading international academics and practitioners in relevant fields, and students are able to participate in seminars with them.

Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years;

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, presentations, discussions, workshops, practical classes and field trips. Dissertation seminars provide opportunities to meet previous MSc students to discuss their dissertations and subsequent career. Assessment is through coursework and the research dissertation.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214